CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – TDOT contract crews will perform concrete repairs on portions of I-75 South near mile marker 8.0 in Hamilton County. Beginning Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM EDT through Monday July 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM EDT, the two right lanes on I-75 South will be closed. One lane of the on-ramp to I-75 South from Exit 7 (Bonny Oaks Drive) will also be closed. The two left lanes on I‑75 South will remain open through the weekend at this location.
While this work takes place, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and a truck-mounted attenuator with a message board will be on site to assist with traffic control and information. Drivers are urged to obey the signage and pay close attention to changing conditions in the work zone.
This concrete repair work is being done as part of a statewide on-call concrete repair contract. This work is weather dependent. Should weather or unforeseen circumstances postpone this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – As part of the I-75/I-24 design-build
interchange modification project in Hamilton County, TDOT contract crews must
repair damaged concrete slabs at several sites on I‑75 within the project
limits. These repairs will take place over several weekends until the
contractor completes them.
section to be repaired this weekend is on I-75 North between mile marker 2 and
mile marker 3. The repairs will begin at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 14, 2021,
and end by or before 6:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 17, 2021. The two right lanes
will be closed during the work. The two left lanes will remain open.
the loop ramp from southbound U.S. 41/Ringgold Road to I-75 North will be
closed during this work. Traffic can use the on-ramp from northbound U.S. 41/Ringgold
Road to access I‑75 North while the loop ramp is closed.
During this work, the contractor will remove
damaged concrete slabs and re-pour them with new concrete, which will require
several hours to develop enough strength to carry traffic. As soon as the
concrete cures enough to pass strength tests, the contractor will reopen all
lanes to traffic.
work is weather-dependent. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances
delay this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.
C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. is the
contractor for the $132.6 million I‑75/I‑24 interchange modification
design-build project slated for completion in late summer 2021. To get more
information on the I-75/I-24 interchange modification project or to sign up for
project updates, visit the project website at https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/region-2/i-75-interchange-at-i-24.html.
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at www.twitter.com/Chattanooga511 or any of TDOT’s other Twitter pages. As always, drivers are
reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and “Know Before You
Go!” by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination.
Drivers should never tweet, text, or talk on a cell phone while behind the
Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga –
The following roads and intersections will be closed from Friday, April 30 at 2
PM until Saturday, May 1 at 6 PM for the Gran Fondo Hincapie
setup and bike event.
E Martin Luther King Blvd from Lindsay Street to Houston
Houston Street from E Martin Luther King Blvd to E 10th
East 10th Street at the intersection of Houston Street
Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga Bike Ride – Cyclists will be
escorted by CPD officers starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 1, beginning from
E Martin Luther King Blvd, turning north onto Market Street. CPD will be
present at all intersections on Market Street, crossing into North Shore, and
continuing on Cherokee Blvd. Please watch for instructions from these
officers as the cyclists will be given the right of while an officer is
A secondary route traveling
Manufacturers Road will have officers present at both HWY 27 ramps and at
the entrance of Rennesaince Park.
The first return cyclists are
expected back into Chattanooga around 10:00 AM.
Inbound cyclists will return via Tiftonia using Cummings Road,
Wauhatchie Pike, turning north onto Cummings Highway until Broad Street.
From Broad Street, cyclists will turn on W 33rd, then travel north on Alton
Park Blvd / Market Street, right on W 12th Street, continuing onto Houston
Street, and back to the closure on E Martin Luther King Blvd. Officers will be
located at major intersections/traffic lights for the inbound cyclists.
Cyclists will be required to ride
with traffic while following the rules of the road. This is an open course so
expect cyclists throughout the city. Please pay close attention to officer
instructions when CPD is present.
Most cyclists should complete
their routes by 4:00 PM.
–As part of the bridge replacement project currently underway on I-24 over
Germantown Road near mile marker 183 in Chattanooga, TDOT contract crews will
implement several weekend closures of I-24 for bridge construction. During the
weekend closures, the new bridges on I-24 East and West over Germantown Road
will be built using the Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) method. ABC
requires short-term, total road closures to allow crews the space and the
freedom to work around the clock to construct a new bridge.
second full closure of I-24 over Germantown Road is scheduled as follows:
April 30, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. EDT through Monday, May 3, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT
for this weekend’s closure on I-24, the traffic pattern on nearby local roads
will be adjusted prior to the interstate closure.
This work is
weather dependent. Should weather or unforeseen circumstances cause delays, it
will be rescheduled for a later date.
Each weekend, the work will
focus on different sections of the project, but the interstate detour will
remain the same for all closures. During the closures, traffic will be detoured
off the interstate near Germantown Road, then back onto the interstate. At
either end of the bridges, the interstate will be reduced from three to two
lanes before all traffic is diverted off the interstate.
All eastbound traffic will exit
the interstate at Germantown Road (Exit 183), travel along South Terrace, and
return to the interstate using a temporary on-ramp.
All westbound traffic will exit
the interstate using a temporary off-ramp, travel along North Terrace, and
return to the interstate using the existing on-ramp at Germantown Road.
There will be no access from
local streets to the I-24 entrance and exit ramps along this stretch during
these interstate closures.
Detour routes will be provided
online and by way of overhead and portable message boards.
Motorists to Work with Us – Move Over and Slow Down in Work Zones
Work Zone Awareness Week April 26-30
– The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the
nation to ask motorists to Work with Us – move over and slow down for
highway workers. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work
Zone Awareness Week (April 26-30) to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate
and highway construction and maintenance work zones.
been five years since our TDOT family lost three employees struck and killed by
passing motorists, and it’s still fresh in our memories,” TDOT Commissioner
Clay Bright said. “Hundreds of TDOT employees are working on our highways each
day. We need motorists to work with us by moving over and slowing down for TDOT
workers or first responders working along our interstates and state routes. We
ask drivers to pay attention to signs, observe the handsfree law, reduce your
speed, and move over when possible.”
spring and summer months provide perfect weather for highway work. Work zones
include everything from major interstate widening projects to pothole patching
and mowing. Motorists will encounter work zones across Tennessee in downtowns,
along interstates, and in rural areas. Last year in Tennessee, 23 people died
in work zone crashes, including workers, drivers, and passengers.
launched the Work with Us – Move Over, Slow Down safety campaign to help bring
awareness to the importance of safety in work zones. To learn more about the
campaign, see the answers to many frequently asked questions about work zones,
and take the Work with Us pledge, click on the Work with Us link
zone safety messages will be displayed on TDOT’s overhead Dynamic Message Signs
on interstates in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. Prominent
buildings and bridges will be lighted in orange, and “Work with Us – Move
Over, Slow Down” signs will be posted at work zones across the state,
displaying this message at various locations statewide.
This Wednesday, April 28th, is “wear orange day”. Please
show your support for National Work Zone Awareness by wearing orange.
Throughout this week, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as TDOT
will be posting photos, infographics, and videos to broaden awareness of the
importance of driving safe and undistracted, especially through work zones.
In 2020, there were 3,700 crashes in work zones on Tennessee roads. Do your part to keep yourself and TDOT road workers safe – set your GPS in advance and Know BEFORE You Go, secure your phone in a Hands-free device, and Work With Us by moving over and slowing down when you see vehicles with flashing lights.
CDOT is introducing a new pavement management technique called asphalt rejuvenation to our more newly paved streets throughout the city. Being completed by contract, rejuvenation involves an application of a coating that extends the life of newly paved streets. Because the rejuvenator extends the life of our paved surfaces, it means that we save money over time and have streets that retain their newer, high quality for longer before needing to be repaved again. The application of the coating does require full access to our streets and limited use by the general public for a short period of time so we are notifying property owners, residents, and businesses in the affected areas of these upcoming short inconveniences while we perform this work. This year we are performing this work on several dozen of the streets that have been paved with a recent paving contract.
The following roads will see contract crews performing rejuvenation on FRIDAY 4/9: Covington Street, Gentry Road, Guild Trail, Patten Chapel Road, S Seminole Drive, W 47th Street
The following roads will see contract crews performing rejuvenation on MONDAY 4/12:
10th Avenue, E 32nd Street, Howard Circle, Blanchard Street, Elder Street, Marlboro Avenue, Menlo Street, N Choctaw Drive The schedule of this project is subject to change if inclement weather takes place.
In anticipation of increased Easter holiday travel, TDOT crews and contractors will halt all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 5 at 6:00 a.m.
CLAY COUNTY SR-53 bridge repair over Dry Fork Creek (LM 1.3) and Mill Creek (LM 2.5): The contractor will be on site continuing bridge repair work at Mill Creek and Dry Fork Bridges located at LM 1.35 and 2.50. The southbound lane of SR-53 will remain closed during Phase 1 on both bridges; the northbound lane will be closed during Phase 2 on both bridges. Lane closures will be in effect until the contract completion on 06/30/21. Motorists are encouraged to use caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limit. RESTRICTIONS: Loads wider than 11′ should seek alternate route.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Moore/CNU198]
CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 repair of the bridges over SR-1 (US-70) at MM 328.5:There is currently a lane shift on eastbound I-40 near MM 328 at the bridge over SR-1 (US-70). Motorists should use caution while driving through the area.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Bradley/CNU145]
CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-101 (Peavine Road) grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard:Motorists should use caution while driving along Peavine Road and be alert for changes in traffic patterns. The posted speed limit has been reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH within the work zone. The existing speed limit within Fairfield Glade remains at 30 MPH. Temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages may be needed as construction activities continue. Motorists should reduce speed on Peavine Road and be alert for construction personnel/equipment entering and exiting the roadway.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNQ921]
DEKALB COUNTY The miscellaneous safety improvements including high friction surface treatment (HFST) on various local roads: Contractor will be installing signs on local routes. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work and be alert of all signage, traffic control devices, personnel, and equipment.
[Superior Traffic Control, LLC/Inc./James/CNU172]
DEKALB AND WARREN COUNTY SR-56 construction of bridges and paving from south of Warren-Dekalb county line (LM 24.5) to East Bryant St. (LM 2.9): The contractor will continue installing concrete box culverts and drainage structures. Grade work, bridge work, paving operations, and utility work on the new roadway alignment are ongoing. Traffic is still using the existing SR-56; however, motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction equipment adjacent to roadway. Flaggers may be present to move equipment across roadway, unload equipment, or complete utility work. The contractor will start grade work inside Smithville City Limits between Dearman Street and East Bryant Street. Traffic shift in this area will remain to allow contractor to complete work. A diversion remains in place for Williams Road to allow contractor to construct new alignment. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph in the construction zone. Motorists should use caution in this area and watch for flaggers and construction equipment.
[Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Harris/CNT011]
FENTRESS COUNTY SR-85 rock fall mitigation at LM 3.8:The contractor will be on site continuing rock fall mitigation work at LM 3.8. SR-85 in Fentress County will be closed from Sandy RD at LM 2.19 to East Obey Lane at LM 5.67. This closure will remain until contract completion of 05/31/21. During this closure, a detour route will be in place to allow traffic to navigate around the road closure.
[J and M Grading Division, LLC/Moore/CNU276]
FENTRESS AND OVERTON COUNTY SR-85 emergency slide repairs at various locations: The contractor continues work on the Overton County side of SR-85 and the road remains closed from LM 17.5 to LM 22.2. This closure will remain in effect until approximately 05/28/21. The contractor is currently working to stabilize the roadway and is completing construction on the last scheduled roadway retaining wall. Motorists should continue using the signed detour route until the roadway is opened back up.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Moore/CNT154]
JACKSON COUNTY TDOT Maintenance SR-53 Slope Stabilization at LM 12.4: TDOT Maintenance has a contractor on site performing slope stabilization work at LM 12.4. Temporary traffic signals are in place on SR-53 reducing it to one lane from LM 12.2 to LM 12.6. The northbound lane will be closed for the duration of the project. The lane closure will be in effect until the project completion which is anticipated on 02/26/21. Motorists are encouraged to use caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limit
OVERTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-85 (HILHAM HWY.) both directions from LM 3.36 to LM 3.4: Aerial crossing between MM 3.36 and MM 3.40 near 2733 Hilham Hwy. Flaggers and signage will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 8 AM and 3 PM beginning 02/11/21 through 02/24/21. [2021-035]
PUTNAM COUNTY Utility Work on SR-135 (S. WILLOW AVE.) southbound from LM 8.87 to LM 9.47: Shoulder and single lane closure between Humble Drive and State Street. Signage, flaggers, and barrels will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 8:30 AM and 4 PM beginning 02/16/21 through 02/24/21. [2021-018]
PUTNAM COUNTY Utility Work on SR-136 (S. JEFFERSON AVE.) both directions from LM 2.36 to LM 4.14:Shoulder and single lane closure between Spring Street and I-40. Message and arrow boards, signage, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM beginning 01/05/21 through 02/24/21. [2020-550]
PUTNAM COUNTY Utility Work on SR-24 (MONTEREY HWY.) northbound from LM 33.53 to LM 36.37: Shoulder and single lane closure between Bee Rock Road and West Bishop Avenue. Signage, flaggers, and barrels will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 8 AM and 4 PM beginning 11/30/20 through 02/24/21. [2020-311]
PUTNAM COUNTY SR-135 (Burgess Falls Road) grading, drainage, signals and paving at the intersection of West Cemetery Road (LM 6.6): Contractor will be installing erosion control measures and city gas line relocation. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all signage, traffic control devices, personnel, and equipment.
[Rogers Group, Inc./James/CNU270]
PUTNAM COUNTY SR-135 (South Willow Ave.) resurfacing from south of Grider Road (LM 7.4) to north of State Street (LM 9.75), including bridge expansion joint repair: Contractor will be completing items on the punch list. Nighttime lane closures are possible Sunday through Thursday from 9 PM to 6 AM. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work and be alert of all signage, traffic control devices, personnel, and equipment.
[Rogers Group, Inc./James/CNU140]
COFFEE COUNTY I-24 (MM 117) improvement of ramps at Exit 117: I-24 EB exit ramp 117, maintenance work will continue daily. There may be shoulder closures on EB off ramp at exit 117 to support miscellaneous final work. There will be no impact to the EB on I-24. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone area and be alert to all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment.
COFFEE COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (US-41) both directions from LM 0 to LM 28.55: Mobile lane closure along SR-2 between Holly Court and Henley Lane. Signage, flaggers, and cones will be present, motorists should be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM between 11/30/20 through 04/02/21. [2020-658]
GRUNDY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (US-41) both directions from LM 1.95 to LM 0: Mobile lane closure along SR-2 between Holly Court and Henley Lane. Signage, flaggers, and cones will be present, motorists should be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM between 11/30/20 through 04/02/21. [2020-658]
GRUNDY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-56 both directions from LM 20.19 to LM 25.69: Mobile lane closures along SR-56 from the intersection of SR-56 and SR-108 to the intersection of SR-56 and Store Door Road. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zones. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present between 7 AM to 4 PM starting 08/31/20 through 02/28/21. [2020-440]
GRUNDY COUNTY SR-56 slide repair between LM 26.3 and LM 26.6: The road will remain one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal while contractor completes slide repairs in the area. Motorists should use caution in the area and watch for flaggers and equipment.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Harris/CNU355]
MARION COUNTY SR-156 resurfacing from east of Orme Mountain Rd (LM 9.3) to near Elm Avenue (LM 14.5):Currently the contractor performing catch basin repair and replacing the curb and gutters on SR-156. Occasionally, the road will be reduced to one lane controlled by a flagger to accommodate the work being performed. Please use caution when traveling through the area.
[Tinsley Asphalt, LLC /Voiles/CNU156]
MARION COUNTY SR-27 slope stabilization at LM 27.9: SR-27 is reduced to one lane with signal lights in place for slide repair.
MARION COUNTY Utility Work on SR-108 (STATE HWY. 108) both directions from LM 7.05 to LM 4.21: Mobile lane closures along SR-108 from the intersection of SR-108 and Floyd Road to the intersection of SR-108 and Fish Branch Road. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zones. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present between 8 AM to 4 PM starting 01/18/21 through 03/26/21. [2020-540]
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY SR-8 (US-127) repair of bridge over the Sequatchie River (LM 12.7): The contractor will be working on SR-8 on the bridge over the Sequatchie River. The road will be reduced to one lane controlled by a traffic signal while repairs are made. Please use caution when traveling through the area.
[Southern Constructors, Inc./Voiles/CNU148]
BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (N. LEE HWY.) northbound from LM 12.53 to LM 12.77: Shoulder and single lane closure between N. Ocoee Street and Stuart Road NE. Signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM starting 02/16/21 through 06/26/21. [2020-194]
BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (S. LEE HWY.) northbound from LM 8.21 to LM 8.44: Center lane closure between Victory Street SW and Golf Drive SW. Signage, flaggers and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 8 PM and 6 AM with an estimated completion 02/26/21. [2020-423/424]
BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-74 (OCOEE ST. N.E.) both directions from LM 16.26 to LM 16.88:Shoulder and single lane closure between Westview Drive NW and Keith Street NW. Signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM with an estimated completion 02/28/21. [2020-193]
HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153 resurfacing from north of SR-58 (LM 4.8) to the Tennessee River Bridge (LM 6.5): On Saturday, 2/20/21 (8AM to 5PM) there will be traffic shifts and lane closures on ramps along SR153 SB affecting the Amnicola Hwy. interchange and the ramps just north of the SR58 bridge. No more than two ramps will be affected at any given time. Single lane ramps will have traffic shifted to the shoulders. The two-laneramp will experience a lane closure. The travelling public should alert to this activity.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNU196]
HAMILTON COUNTY SR-319 repair of the bridge over the Tennessee River and Riverpark Drive (LM 2.2): The contractor will be performing repair operations to the bridge that will require lane closures in both directions. Extra caution should be observed of trucks entering and exiting the work-zone. During this report period the contractor will have temporary lane closures in each direction. Additional flaggers will be present as needed.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU205]
HAMILTON COUNTY The tunnel cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on US-11(US-64, SR-2), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on US-127(SR-8), and the Bachman Tubes on US-41 (US-76, S.R.8): Weather depending, on Wed, 02/24/2021 (8 PM to 6 AM), there will be a tunnel cleaning operation at the McCallie Tunnels. This will be supported by a flagging operation. Later that night, the Stringers Ridge Tunnel will be cleaned & supported by a signed detour. On Thursday, 02/25/2021 (8 PM to 6 AM), the Bachman Tubes (East Ridge tunnels on Ringgold Rd.) will be cleaned using a signed detour to control traffic.
[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNU182]
HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 grading, drainage, bridges, retaining walls and paving at the interchanges of US-11 (US-41, US-72, SR-2, Broad Street) and SR-58 (Market Street) in Chattanooga, including signals and lighting: Weather Permitting, the contractor will implement lane closures at the following location starting at 9 PM to 6 AM to perform road work 02/22/21 through 02/24/21: – Right Lane Closure on I-24 EB Exit 178 Lookout Mt. Broad St. – Right Lane Closure on I-24 EB before the diverge of Exit South Broad St. Lookout Mtn. & North Broad St. Once lane closures are set up, they will stay in place.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNU011]
HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Ave. bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts and single lane closures are in place at North and South Terrace approaching the Belvoir Avenue Bridge. Single and double alternating lane closures on I-24 EB and WB will be used on 02/18/21, and 02/22/21 through 02/24/21 from 9 PM and 6 AM. Additionally, there will be single lane closures in the north and south directions of Germantown Road under the I-24 Bridge and at the intersections of Germantown with North and South Terrace. These closures will occur on 02/18/21 and 02/19/21, and between 01/22/21 and 02/24/21 from 9 AM to 6 AM the following morning. Motorists should be aware of the Belvoir Avenue Bridge closure and detour that was put into place on 04/20/20. There is a 45 MPH speed limit reduction throughout the project corridor on I-24.
[Bell and Associates Construction, LP/Blevins/CMGC03]
HAMILTON COUNTY I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Phase 2 traffic alignments have been implemented. Watch for trucks entering and exiting project. Traffic should expect multiple lane shifts traveling through the interchange. Lane closures will occur Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 9 PM and 6 AM at the following locations: I-75 NB MM 1, I-75 SB MM 3 and I-24 EB MM 184.0 Traffic pacing may occur throughout interchange Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 9 PM and 6 AM. Additionally, there may intermittent shoulder closures at various locations for access to the median and roadside areas. I-75 NB to I-24 WB split has been moved back 1500 feet from its previous location. Welcome Center traffic intending to use I-24 WB now, will have to detour on I-75 NB to Exit 3. Detailed detour information will be available at the Welcome Center. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange.
HAMILTON COUNTY US-27 (I-124) widening from I-24/US-27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge: Work on this project continues with activities occurring in the median and shoulders of US-27. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting the activity area. Motorists should pay close attention to the detour signage posted. The speed limit on US-27 in the construction zone remains 45 MPH. Weather permitting, the contractor may implement temporary lane/shoulder closures on weeknights between the hours of 7 PM and 6 AM. At least one lane will remain open in each direction on US-27. RESTRICTIONS: I-124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th Street Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads. I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1A – 1B Martin Luther King Blvd Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads I-124 (US-27) Southbound on Ramps from Martin Luther King Blvd No oversize/over dimensional loads.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]
HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on SR-27 (ROSSVILLE BLVD.) both directions from LM 5.51 to LM 7.93: On Tuesday February 23 from 1:30 PM-4:00 PM, There will be lane closures on SR27(Rossville Blvd).
HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-153 (STATE HWY. 153) both directions from LM 0 to LM 4.0: Rolling roadblock between I-75 and SR-153 to SR-58 (Amnicola Hwy). Traffic control trucks, message trucks, and signage will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 4 AM and 5 AM on 02/21/21. (2020-473)
HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-17 (ST. ELMO AVE.) both directions at LM 0.33: Shoulder and single lane closure between W 54th Street and W. 55th Street. Flaggers, signage, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM starting 02/16/21 through 06/26/21. [2021-003]
HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-321 (OOLTEWAH-RINGGOLD RD.) northbound at LM 3.92:Shoulder and single lane closure at intersection of Ooltewah Ringgold Road and Bennie Lane. Signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM starting 02/24/21 through 03/03/21. [2020-090]
HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-8 (TAFT HWY.) westbound at LM 22.85: Shoulder and single lane closure between 8038 and 5031 Taft Highway. Flaggers, signage, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM starting 02/24/21 through 03/03/21. [2020-380]
HAMILTON COUNTY SR-29 (US-27) repair of the bridge over Big Soddy Creek (LM 20.6): The contractor will be performing bridge & roadway repair on the SR-29 bridge over Big Soddy Creek. During this report period the contractor will have traffic restricted with two lanes of SR-111 southbound closed. Also, during this report period, the contractor will have two lanes of SR-29 north-bound closed. At least one lane of traffic in both directions shall always remain open.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU046]
HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (US-64, US-11) improvement of the intersection at Edgmon Road in Collegedale (LM 22.7), including grading, drainage, and paving: During this report period, the contractor will be performing grading, drainage, and paving. Extra care should be taken while trucks and heavy equipment are entering and exiting the roadway. The roadway may be temporarily restricted to a one lane roadway by flagging operation.
[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU012]
HAMILTON COUNTY SR-317 (Apison Pike) improvement project from SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) to east of Layton Lane:Lane closures and flagging operations will be required on SR-317, Apison Pike, to install power poles and transfer lines. The flagging operations will be performed on 02/18/21, 02/19/2021, 02/22/2021, 02/23/2021, and 02/24/2021 from 7 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM. Closures will last about 2 hours per location. There will also be very short lane closures for blasting that will last five minutes or less. The contractor will have intermittent flagging operations during daytime non-peak hours for utility work, paving operations, and delivery of materials and equipment.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT336]
HAMILTON COUNTY The construction of an S.I.A. to VW:The contractor will be grading, paving, constructing retaining wall(s) and installing signals & lighting on S.I.A. route connecting Ferdinand Piech Way & Volkswagen Dr. The roadway is not open to traffic. The traveling public should be alert to the entrance and exit of construction vehicles from the jobsite onto the connecting roadways. Flaggers may be onsite directing traffic.
[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU221]
MEIGS COUNTY TDOT Bridge Inspection on SR-304 both directions at LM 4.77: Region 2 Bridge Inspection will be conducting a concrete inspection on the bridge located on SR-304 over Big Sewee Creek at LM 4.77 in both directions, on Tuesday, 02/23/21 from 8 AM until 3 PM. This project will require a temporary closure of one lane and shoulder.
POLK COUNTY Utility Work on SR-33 (HWY. 411) both directions from LM 9.9 to LM 14:Mobile lane closures SR-40 junction to Ocoee River Bridge as crews transition work zone. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zones. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present between 9 AM to 3 PM with an estimated completion of 03/31/21. [2019-245]
POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) bridge over the Ocoee River:During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on foundations for the new bridge over the Ocoee River. The right westbound shoulder of SR-40 (US-64) will be closed for the duration of this work. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and to watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway in the work zone.
[Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc./Wagner/DB1802]
POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) emergency slope stabilization near LM 20.5: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working to install new guardrail in the slide area and remove temporary concrete barrier rail. The eastbound truck climbing lane on SR-40 (US-64) is closed at LM 20.5 and will remain closed for the duration of construction. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU909]
RHEA COUNTY The grading, drainage, construction of bridges, paving and signals on a S.I.A. route serving Nokian Tyres:Construction activity at the Nokian Tyres SIA project continues just North of Dayton, TN. The travelling public should be alert to construction vehicles entering and exiting the site. SR-29 traffic will continue to experience slight lane shifts with no shoulders at the entrance to the SIA roadway but there will be no lane closures on SR29.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNU014]
REGION 2 The on-call concrete pavement repair at various locations on various Interstate and State Routes:Vulcan Materials Company will be repairing concrete pavement in Hamilton County on SR-2 near LM 7.72 and Washington St (E 20th and Washington St near the Mountain View Ford/Chevy dealerships) during the week. This work will shut down various lanes as the work progresses leaving at least one lane open for each direction of travel. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment.
[Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC/Voiles/CNT380]
REGION 2 The random on-call signing on various Interstate and State Routes:The contractor will be setting up lane closures to install signs on I-24 EB in Grundy County. During the night from 02/22/21 to 02/25/21, from 9 PM – 6 AM, left and right lane closures will be setup on I-24 EB from MM 129 to MM 134 in Grundy County. Only one lane closure will be setup at a time. A truck mounted attenuator and Tennessee Highway Patrol will be on site during the nighttime lane closures.
REGION 2 on-call guardrail repair and new guardrail installation on various Interstate and State Routes: The contractor may have short term shoulder and/or lane closures toperform guardrail repair. These closures will take place on the interstate nightly from 7 PM to 6 AM Sundays through Thursdays and daily on state routes. At least one travel lane will always remain open to traffic on the interstate, and flaggers will be present on state routes during any work that is performed.
[Cumberland Guardrail, Inc./Harris/CNU107]
REGION 2 preventative and unscheduled maintenance of Chattanooga SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System:The contractor may have short term shoulder and/or lane closures to perform preventative or unscheduled maintenance to the local SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System. At least one travel lane will always remain open to traffic. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.
[NABCO Electric Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT354]
REGION 2 sweeping and drain cleaning on various interstate and state routes: There will be an area wide sweeping operation on selected regional state routes and interstates. This activity will be supported by a mobile lane closure. Hours of activity are Sunday through Thursday night between 8 PM and 6 AM during this reporting period
[Blevins Enterprises, Inc./Micka/CNT329]
REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance drainage work: There will be possible short-term lane and shoulder closures at various locations in Region 2 to clean rock and debris from ditches on an as-needed basis. One lane will always be maintained.
REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance pothole repair and pavement patching: There will be possible short-term emergency lane closures at various locations in Region 2 to repair potholes and patch pavement on an as-needed basis. Depending on location and severity these repairs may be done during the day or at night. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control.
REGION 2 TDOT mowing operations: There will be possible short-term lane closures at various locations on interstates and state routes in Region 2 to perform mowing activities on an as-needed basis. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control.
REGION 2 The random on-call cable barrier repair on various Interstate and State Routes:The contractor may have short term shoulder closures to perform cable rail repair. Both travel lanes will always remain open to traffic on the interstate during any work that is performed.
CLAY COUNTY – CNU198:Loads wider than 11′ should seek alternate route.
HAMILTON COUNTY – CNP230:I-124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th Street Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads. I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1A – 1B Martin Luther King Blvd Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads I-124 (US-27) Southbound on Ramps from Martin Luther King Blvd No oversize/over dimensional loads.
Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in all TDOT work zones, regardless of lane closure activity.
Information in this report is provided to the Department of Transportation by the contractors. Most work is weather dependent and subject to change due to inclement weather. All times are local.
From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511 or any of TDOT’s other Twitter pages. As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination. Drivers should never tweet, text, or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.
In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation lost three workers in the line of duty. All three were struck by passing motorists. Those tragedies bring the total number of TDOT lives lost to 112. We don’t want to lose another member of our TDOT family. We’re asking you to WORK WITH US. To learn more, go to the website at https://www.tn.gov/tdot/work-with-us/.
Ordinarily, I would not post about weather, but there is an approaching winter weather system which concerns me as a traffic reporter.
The above map shows all areas in Tennessee currently under a Winter Storm Watch through Tuesday. The Watch area “could” be expanded to include areas such as the Chattanooga metro area. A Winter Storm Watch is issued by the National Weather Service when there is a possibility of heavy snow or potential of significant ice accumulations. The watch is generally issued 12 to 48 hours before the storm’s arrival.
The difference of a few degrees determines if this will be an ice storm, or a cold rain. 33 degrees and we get a cold rain. 31 degrees and we get ice. Chattanooga could see a cold rain, and 30 miles to the north or west could be on a sheet of ice. Or the entire region could be on a sheet of ice. Or the entire region could just receive a cold rain. Or it could all mix together for a glorious “wintry mix.” One of the above will happen.
First “event” is forecasted to be some point Monday into Tuesday. There is potentially another “event” that would unfold later in the week, perhaps Thursday or Friday.
We have some awesome Meteorologists here in Chattanooga at “3”, “9”, and “12” who I imagine will be very busy over the next 72 hours trying to digest the computer model runs.
There is a Meteorologist out of Birmingham, Alabama by the name of James Spann. He is, in my opinion, also among the best, most accurate in the Southeast. Check him out on Facebook if you have a chance. He covers the entire State of Alabama up to the Tennessee line. Awesome info for our Alabama counties.
Chief Meteorologist Patrick Core at News 12 Now says Middle and Western Tennessee – Nashville and Memphis – will get hit “very hard” from this. He says for anybody who has travel plans north or west next week, they should reconsider those plans.
Case in point: Be weather aware over the next 72+ hours. This “event” will inevitably create travel issues.
Once bitten, twice shy. January 28, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia. A date I will never forget.
Manufacturers Road – Full closure for construction Manufacturers Road will be closed under the Olgiati Bridge from Friday evening (2/12/21) until early Monday morning. Traffic will be detoured onto Highway 27, and will need to travel to the next exit and loop back.