TDOT Roadway Activity Report – Feb. 18-24, 2021

ROADWAY ACTIVITY REPORT  REGION 2 

(Parts of East and Middle Tennessee)

February 18 – 24, 2021

DISTRICT 27

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

[GeoStabilization International, LLC /Maintenance/SWC191]

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]

DISTRICT 28

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.

[Permitee/Hussein/PERMIT]

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.

[TDOT/Miner/MAINT]

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]

DISTRICT 29

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.

[C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Blevins/DB1801]

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 WIDE

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.

[Superior Traffic Control, LLC/Inc./Voiles/CNU178]

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.

[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

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.

[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

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.

[TDOT/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

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.

[LU, Inc./Harris/CNU303]

RESTRICTIONS

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/

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Impending inclement winter weather


*Winter Storm Watch in areas shaded in blue

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.  

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Weekend Construction – Weekend of Feb. 12-14, 2021

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.


Peeples Street and E 10th Street – closures

Peeples Street between M.L. King Blvd and E 10th Street, and the 600 block of E 10th Street will be closed from 7am until 5pm on Monday 2/15/2021

Youngstown Road – Full closure for construction
Youngstown Road will be closed between Faith Road and Lightfoot Mill Road starting 2/17/2021 until 6/1/2021 for construction.

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Scheduled Concrete Repair – I-24 Westbound through Downtown Chattanooga – Weekend of January 29-February 1, 2021

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – TDOT contract crews will make concrete repairs this weekend on I-24 West in Hamilton County between mile markers 177 and 179 in lane #2 (right lane). The repair work will begin at 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 29, 2021 and end by or before 6:00 a.m. EST on Monday, February 1, 2021. During the work, lane #2 on I-24 West and the Williams Street on-ramp to I-24 West will be closed. Lane #1 (left lane) on I-24 West will remain open to traffic.

This work will consist of sawing and removing damaged concrete slabs and re-pouring them with new concrete, which will need several hours to harden enough to handle traffic. As soon as the concrete hardens enough to pass strength tests, all lanes will be reopened to traffic.

In preparation for removing and replacing the damaged concrete, the contractor will saw cut the damaged areas of concrete on Thursday night, January 28, 2021 beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST and ending by Friday morning, January 29, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EST. During this work, lane #2 on I-24 West and the Williams Street on-ramp to I-24 West will be closed to traffic. I-24 West and the Williams Street on-ramp will be reopened to traffic on Friday morning and stay open until the repair work begins on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. at which time both of them will be closed once again.

During the work, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and a truck-mounted attenuator with a message board will be on site to assist with traffic control and information. A message board will be in place on Williams Street, and detour signs will be installed to direct traffic entering I-24 West from the downtown area. 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.

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 landline or cell phone for travel information or follow us on Twitter at any of TDOT’s 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.

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Roadway Activity Report -TDOT Region 2 – Jan. 28-Feb 3, 2021

ROADWAY ACTIVITY REPORT REGION 2

(Parts of East and Middle Tennessee)

January 28 – February 3, 2021

DISTRICT 27

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 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. 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 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 in this area will be shifted in the area 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. Motorist 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 SR-262 slope stabilization at LM 8.4: The contractor will be on site continuing slope stabilization work at LM 8.4. TDOT has temporary traffic signals in place on SR-262 reducing it to one lane from LM 8.1 to LM 8.6. The eastbound lane will be closed for the duration of the project. Lane closures will be in effect until the project completion which is anticipated on 02/05/21. Motorists are encouraged to use caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limit.

[GeoStabilization International, LLC /Maintenance/SWC191]

PUTNAM COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on I-40 both directions from MM 267 to MM 304: From 02/02/21 through 02/04/21 TDOT Maintenance will be patching potholes on I-40 in Putnam Co. from MM 267 to MM 304 in both directions. There will be intermittent lane closures using a mobile operation from 8 AM to 4 PM.

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 02/17/21.

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 02/12/21.

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 beginning 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]

DISTRICT 28

CANNON COUNTY TDOT Bridge Maintenance on SR-1 (JOHN BRAGG HWY.) westbound from LM 1.32 to LM 1.32: Bridge Maintenance will be performing regular maintenance on the bridge located on SR-01 over Carson Fork Creek at LM 1.32, west bound, on 01/28/21 from 8 AM until 3 PM. This project will require a temporary closure of the Westbound lane and shoulder.

COFFEE COUNTY I-24 (MM 117) improvement of ramps at Exit 117: I-24 WB between MM 118 and MM 116, maintenance work will continue daily. There may be alternating lane closures on WB between MM 116 to MM 118 to support miscellaneous final work. Wattendorf Hwy. will have additional flagging operations in place to support the construction of new turning lane. There will be no impact to the entrance/exit ramp 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.

[Permitee/Hussein/PERMIT]

COFFEE COUNTY TDOT Bridge Maintenance on SR-2 (HILLSBORO RD.) southbound from LM 16.78 to LM 16.78: Bridge Maintenance will be performing regular maintenance on the bridge located on SR-02 over I-24 at LM 16.78, SB, on 02/02/21 from 8 AM until 3 PM. This project will require a temporary closure of the Southbound lane and shoulder.

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.

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.

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.

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: local patching will be done at this location 01/28/21, manual flagging will be used in conjunction with the signal lights between 9:30 AM Eastern and 11 AM Eastern

[TDOT/Miner/MAINT]

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 3/26/21.

DISTRICT 29

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 02/18/21.

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.

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-60 construction of small drainage structures (LM 15.85 and LM 15.9): Work on this project is complete pending punchlist. The contractor may have intermittent closures of the right northbound shoulder of SR-60 to work on the punchlist. Motorists are advised to use caution entering the shopping center at the intersection of 25th Street and Keith Street.

[Whaley Construction, LLC/Wagner/CNU227]

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 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 alternating lane closures on I-24 EB and WB will be used on 01/28/21, and 01/31/21 through 02/03/21 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 01/28/21 and 01/29/21, and between 01/01/21 and 02/03/21 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. ***TRAFFIC SHIFT on 02-01-2021, I-75 SB will be shifted after 9 PM near the interchange to accommodate shoulder work.

[C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Blevins/DB1801]

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. Note: Monday thru Friday from 6 AM to 7 PM a minimum of two lanes will remain open both northbound and southbound on US-27. Monday thru Friday from 7 PM to 6 AM and Saturday and Sunday from 6 AM to 7 PM a minimum of one lane will remain open both northbound and southbound on US-27. Thursday 01/28/21 thru Wednesday 02/03/21 from 7 AM to 6 PM and 7 PM to 6 AM, temporary lane closures will be in place for southbound and northbound US-27 from the Olgiati Bridge to I-24 for median work, striping, and painting operations. Saturday 01/30/21 and Sunday 01/31/21 from 8 AM to 8 PM, temporary double right lane closures will be in place for southbound and northbound US-27 from the Olgiati Bridge to I-24 for striping operations. Friday 01/29/21 thru Sunday 01/31/21 from 7 PM to 8 PM, temporary lane closures will be utilized for west bound M.L. King Blvd. traffic. Traffic will be shifted to one lane for west bound traffic for crosswalk construction. State Trooper requested on Saturday 01/30/21 and Sunday 01/31/21for striping operations. 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 I-24 both directions from MM 171 to MM 185: Litter pick up in median and on both sides of the interstate Monday through Saturday.

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-148 (LOOKOUT MTN. SCENIC HWY.) southbound at LM 0.10: Shoulder and single lane closure between Lula Lake Road and TN-GA State Line. There will be temporary red lights to assist with the closure, as well as signage and cones. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 12/15/20 through 02/28/21.

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 01/31/21.

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (LEE HWY.) both directions from LM 17.12 to LM 17.12: Shoulder and single lane closure between Hwy 153 to Dupre Road. Signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM starting 02/01/20 through 02/05/21.

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 01/28/21, 02/01/2021, 02/02/2021, and 02/03/2021 from 7 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM. Closures will last about 2 hours per location. Eastview Terrace will also have short closures to connect driveways to the new roadway. 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, 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 will be onsite directing traffic.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU221]

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.

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 hauling rock fill into the slide area. The eastbound truck climbing lane on SR-40 (US-64) at LM 20.5 is closed 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 WIDE

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 & Washington 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. Also, on Thursday 01/28/21 at 9:00 PM through Friday 01/29/21 at 6:00 AM the contractor will be saw cutting concrete pavement on I-24 WB from mile marker 177 – mile marker 179 in lane #2 (the right lane). The lane and ramp will be opened during the day on Friday. Then on Friday night 01/29/21 beginning at 8:00 PM through Monday 02/01/21 at 6:00 AM the contractor will be pouring new concrete. Along with the lane closure, the Williams St. on-ramp to I-24 WB will be completely closed. Please follow detour signs to get back to I-24 WB. The I-24 WB lane #2 and the Williams St on-ramp will be closed while work is performed on Thursday night from 9:00 PM – 6:00 AM, then closed again from Friday night at 8:00 PM through Monday morning at 6:00 AM. 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 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 in order to perform 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 in order 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 in order to clean rock and debris from ditches on an as-needed basis. One lane will always be maintained.

[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance pothole repair and pavement patching: There will be possible short-term emergency lane closures at various locations in Region 2 in order 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.

[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 TDOT mowing operations: There will be possible short-term lane closures at various locations on interstates and state routes in Region 2 in order to perform mowing activities on an as-needed basis. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control.

[TDOT/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 The random on-call cable barrier repair on various Interstate and State Routes: The contractor may have short term shoulder closures in order to perform cable rail repair. Both travel lanes will always remain open to traffic on the interstate during any work that is performed.

[LU, Inc./Harris/CNU303]

RESTRICTIONS

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/.

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Roadway Activity Report – TDOT Region 2 – January 21-27, 2021

ROADWAY ACTIVITY REPORT  REGION 2 

(Parts of East and Middle Tennessee)

January 21 – 27, 2021

DISTRICT 27

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 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. 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 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 in this area will be shifted in the area 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 SR-262 slope stabilization at LM 8.4:The contractor will be on site continuing slope stabilization work at LM 8.4. TDOT has temporary traffic signals in place on SR-262 reducing it to one lane from LM 8.1 to LM 8.6. The eastbound lane will be closed for the duration of the project. Lane closures will be in effect until the project completion which is anticipated on 02/05/21. Motorists are encouraged to use caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limit. RESTRICTIONS: Loads wider than 11′ should seek alternate route.

[GeoStabilization International, LLC /Maintenance/SWC191]

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 01/27/21.

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 01/29/21.

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 beginning 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]

DISTRICT 28

CANNON COUNTY TDOT Bridge Maintenance on SR-1 (W. MAIN ST.) both directions from LM 1.32 to LM 5.31: TDOT Bridge Maintenance will be performing regular maintenance on the bridges located on SR-01 between LM 1.32 to 5.31, east and west bound, on 01/21/21 from 8 AM until 3 PM. This project will require a temporary closure of the Eastbound and Westbound lane and shoulder.

COFFEE COUNTY I-24 (MM 117) improvement of ramps at Exit 117: I-24 WB between MM 118 and MM 116, maintenance work will continue daily. There may be alternating lane closures on WB between MM 116 to MM 118 to support miscellaneous final work. Wattendorf Hwy. will have additional flagging operations in place to support the construction of new turning lane. There will be no impact to the entrance/exit ramp 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.

[Permitee/Hussein/PERMIT]

COFFEE COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on I-24 westbound from MM 97 to MM 97: TDOT Maintenance crews will be providing traffic control for bridge repair on I-24 westbound. There will be a lane closure of the right lane. Start date & time: 01/26/2021 at 7 PM Estimated completion date & time: 01/27/2021 at 1 AM.

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.

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.

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.

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-56 slide repair between LM 26.3 and LM 26.6: The contractor will be installing construction signs and temporary traffic signals. Motorists should use caution in the area and watch for flaggers. The road will remain one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal while contractor completes slide repairs in the area.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Harris/CNU355]

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-56 slide repair from LM 26.4 to LM 26.5: Roadway is down to one lane controlled with traffic signals. The schedule for completion is unknown as a major project is being developed for a permanent repair to the slide.

[TDOT/Miner/TDOT]

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:Roadway is reduced to one lane and is controlled by traffic lights. Use caution as roadway is rough.

[TDOT/Miner/MAINT]

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 3/26/21.

DISTRICT 29

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.

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-60 construction of small drainage structures (LM 15.85 and LM 15.9): During this reporting period the contractor may have intermittent shoulder closures on the right northbound shoulder of SR-60 (25th street) to perform slope stabilization work. These closures will occur from Monday to Friday 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for workers and equipment when entering the shopping center at the intersection of Keith Street and 25th Street.

[Whaley Construction, LLC/Wagner/CNU227]

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153 resurfacing from north of SR-58 (LM 4.8) to the Tennessee River Bridge (LM 6.5): Weather permitting, construction will continue along SR-153 requiring nighttime NB & SB lane closures, Sunday thru Thursday night (7 PM to 6 AM). One lane will always remain open in each direction during construction. Speed is variably controlled @ 45mph during construction & allowed to resume to 55mph during non-construction periods

[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 inside shoulder and inside lane of traffic in each direction will be closed. 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, 01/21/2021 (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, 01/22/2021 (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 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 alternating lane closures on I-24 EB and WB will be used on 01/21/21, and 01/24/21 through 01/27/21 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 01/21/21 and 01/22/21, and between 01/25/21 and 01/27/21 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.

[C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Blevins/DB1801]

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. Note: Monday thru Friday from 6AM to 7PM a minimum of two lanes will remain open both northbound and southbound on US-27. Monday thru Friday from 7PM to 6AM and Saturday and Sunday from 6AM to 7PM a minimum of one lane will remain open both northbound and southbound on US-27. Beginning Thursday 01/21/21 thru Wednesday 01/27/21 from 7 AM to 6 PM and 7 PM to 6 AM, temporary lane closures will be in place for southbound and northbound US-27 from the Olgiati Bridge to I-24 for median work and painting operations. On Saturday 01/23/21 and Sunday 01/24/21 from 8:00AM to 8:00PM, temporary road closure will be in place for 12th street for pressure washing and painting activities. West bound 12th St. traffic will be detoured to southbound Carter St., right on Main St., right on Riverfront Pkwy., right on Grove St, and right on 12th St. Eastbound traffic will detour to Grove St., left on Riverfront Pkwy., left on Main St., left on Carter Street 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 Utility Work on SR-148 (LOOKOUT MTN. SCENIC HWY.) southbound at LM 0.10: Shoulder and single lane closure between Lula Lake Road and TN-GA State Line. There will be temporary red lights to assist with the closure, as well as signage and cones. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 12/15/20 through 02/28/21.

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (BROAD ST.) southbound from LM 6.13 to LM 6.06: Shoulder and single lane closure between Homes Street and W. 34th Street. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 01/21/21 through 01/27/21.

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 01/21/21, 01/25/2021, 01/26/2021, and 01/27/2021 from 7 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM. Closures will last about 2 hours per location. Eastview Terrace will also have short closures to connect driveways to the new roadway. 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, 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 will be onsite directing traffic.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU221]

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 01/31/21.

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 hauling rock fill into the slide area. The eastbound truck climbing lane on SR-40 (US-64) at LM 20.5 is closed 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 WIDE

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 Putnam County at the I-40 EB exit 280 off-ramps to Baxter Rd. This work will shut down approximately half the width of the ramp leaving a minimum of a 12-foot driving lane. Beginning on 01/25/21 the contractor will also be repairing concrete pavement on SR2 near LM 7.72 and Washington St (E 20th & Washington near the Mountain View Ford dealership). 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 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 in order to perform 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 in order 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 in order to clean rock and debris from ditches on an as-needed basis. One lane will always be maintained.

[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance pothole repair and pavement patching: There will be possible short-term emergency lane closures at various locations in Region 2 in order 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.

[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 TDOT mowing operations: There will be possible short-term lane closures at various locations on interstates and state routes in Region 2 in order to perform mowing activities on an as-needed basis. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control.

[TDOT/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 The random on-call cable barrier repair on variousInterstate and State Routes: The contractor may have short term shoulder closures in order to perform cable rail repair. Both travel lanes will always remain open to traffic on the interstate during any work that is performed.

[LU, Inc./Harris/CNU303]

RESTRICTIONS

CLAY COUNTY – CNU198: Loads wider than 11′ should seek alternate route.

JACKSON COUNTY – SWC191: 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/

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Roadway Activity Report – TDOT Region 2

ROADWAY ACTIVITY REPORT  REGION 2 

(Parts of East and Middle Tennessee)

December 10 – 16, 2020

DISTRICT 27

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 Bridge located at LM 2.50. The contractor is also scheduled to have a lane closure on Dry Fork Bridge located at LM 1.35 in place. The southbound lane of SR 53 will be closed first 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 Construction of a truck climbing lane EB near MM 339, including grading, drainage, and paving: Motorists should be aware of the new traffic pattern which includes a truck lane from MM 338 to 340 and should use caution at the MM 340 exit ramp. Temporary nighttime lane closures may be required for completion of punch list items. Traffic control devices, THP, and queue trucks will be used as necessary during lane closures.

[Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc./Bradley/CNS298]

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. 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 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. No change in traffic patterns, 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 is working at the intersection of Williams Road and the new alignment. Traffic will be shifted onto a diversion 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 MM 3.8. SR 85 in Fentress County will be closed from Sandy RD at MM 2.19 to East Obey Lane at MM 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]

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 01/29/21.

PUTNAM COUNTY Utility Work on SR-290 (W. 12TH ST.) both directions from LM 5.81 to LM 6.38: Lane closures between N Franklin Rd and N Willow Ave with signage, barrels and cones. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zones. Traffic may be reduced to a single lane in some locations between 9 AM and 2 PM through 12/16/20.

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 installing catch basins grates and raising manholes. 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]

DISTRICT 28

BLEDSOE COUNTY TDOT Contractor on SR-30 (STATE HWY. 30) westbound from LM 15.85 to LM 15.85: Roadway is down to one lane controlled with traffic signals. The schedule for completion is December 18, 2020. Use caution while driving through work zone. Workers present Monday through Saturday 7 AM – 4:30 PM.

COFFEE COUNTY I-24 (MM 117) Improvement of ramps at Exit 117: I-24 WB between MM 118 and MM 116, maintenance work will continue daily. There may be alternating lane closures on WB between MM 116 to MM 118 to support miscellaneous final work. Wattendorf Hwy. will have additional flagging operations in place to support the construction of new turning lane. There will be no impact to the entrance/exit ramp 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.

[Permitee/Hussein/PERMIT]

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.

FRANKLIN COUNTY Utility Work on SR-130 (OLD TULLAHOMA RD.) both directions from LM 10.5 to LM 11.2:Mobile lane closure along SR-130 between Choctaw Road and Grider Road. Signage, flaggers, and cones will be present, motorists should be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM between 09/17/20 through 12/16/20.

FRANKLIN COUNTY Utility Work on SR-130 (OLD TULLAHOMA RD.) both directions from LM 3.44 to LM 5.25: Mobile lane closure along SR-476 between Awalt Road and Himes Lane Road. Signage, flaggers, and cones will be present, motorists should be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM between 12/02/20 through 02/28/21.

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.

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.

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-56 Slide repair from LM 26.4 to LM 26.5: Roadway is down to one lane controlled with traffic signals. The schedule for completion is unknown as a major project is being developed for a permanent repair to the slide.

[TDOT/Miner/TDOT]

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:Roadway is reduced to one lane and is controlled by traffic lights. Use caution as roadway is rough.

[TDOT/Miner/MAINT]

MARION COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on I-24 westbound from MM 162 to MM 163: Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting an accident investigation on I-24 MM 162 related to a rollover on 12/16/20 from 8 AM to 11 AM.

MARION COUNTY Utility Work on SR-27 (SUCK CREEK RD) both directions from LM 21.87 to LM 24.38: Mobile lane closures for aerial work will occur between Bryant Rd and near Choctaw Trail. Motorists should be prepared to stop for short delays. Signage and flaggers will be present between 9 AM and 2 PM beginning 10/20/20 through 12/18/20.

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY Utility Work on SR-8 (TAFT HWY.) both directions at LM 5.75: Shoulder and single lane closure near Nearfield Road. Signage, flaggers, 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 12/03/20 through 12/17/20.

DISTRICT 29

BRADLEY COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on I-75 both directions from MM 15.4 to MM 20: On Monday thru Wednesday of this reporting period from 9 PM-6 AM, there will be intermittent lane closures on I75 Northbound and Southbound from MM 15.4 to MM 20.

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 01/31/21.

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-60 Construction of small drainage structures (LM 15.85 and LM 15.9): During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on the placement of final pavement markings and new sod. Intermittent shoulder closures are possible on the right northbound shoulder of SR-60 (25th Street) between the hours of 8 AM and 5:30 PM. Intermittent closures of the entrances to the shopping center at this location are also possible between the hours of 8 AM and 5:30 PM. Motorists are advised to watch for workers and equipment when entering/exiting the shopping center.

[Whaley Construction, LLC/Wagner/CNU227]

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153 Resurfacing from north of SR-58 (LM 4.8) to the Tennessee River Bridge (LM 6.5): Weather permitting, construction will continue along SR-153 requiring nighttime NB & SB lane closures, Thursday thru Wednesday night (7 PM to 6 AM). One lane will always remain open in each direction during construction.

[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 outside shoulder and outside lane of each direction are closed. Traffic is shifted to the left in both directions. Additional flaggers will be present as needed.

[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU205]

HAMILTON COUNTY 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): On Wed, 12/16/20 (8 PM to 6 AM), weather permitting, 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.

[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNU182]

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 alternating lane closures on I-24 EB and WB will be used on 12/10/2020, and 12/13/2020 through 12/16/20 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 12/10/20 and 12/11/2020, and between 12/14/20 and 12/16/20 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.

[C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Blevins/DB1801]

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. On Thursday, 12/10/20 thru Wednesday, 12/16/20 from 7 PM to 6 AM temporary lane closures will be in place for southbound and northbound US-27 from the Olgiati Bridge to I-24 with intermittent ramp closures for grinding and grooving of the bridges, sealing the asphalt. Additionally, on Thursday, 12/10/20 thru Wednesday, 12/16/20 from 7 PM to 6 AM temporary ramp closure will be in place for EXIT A1 from US-27 northbound to Carter Street for removing and repairing the curb & gutter. State Troopers are requested during the day on Thursday, Friday and Monday thru Wednesday of next week. Secondly, State Troopers are requested during the nights on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. 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 Contractor on I-24 both directions from MM 174 to MM 181: During this reporting period, the shoulder on I24 will be closed with an attenuator truck.

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on I-75 both directions from MM 11 to MM 15.4: On Monday thru Wednesday of this reporting period from 9 PM-6 AM, there will be intermittent lane closures on I75 Northbound and Southbound from MM 11 to MM15.4.

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-148 (LOOKOUT MTN. SCENIC HWY.) southbound from LM 0.10: Shoulder and single lane closure between Lula Lake Road and TN-GA State Line. There will be temporary red lights to assist with the closure, as well as signage and cones. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 12/15/20 through 12/31/20.

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-321 (OOLTEWAH-RINGGOLD RD.) both directions at LM 2.99:Shoulder and single lane closure between Weidner Lane and Wilson Drive. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 12/15/20 through 12/31/20.

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-8 (RIDGEWAY AVE.) both directions from LM 17.90 to LM 17.91: Shoulder and single lane closure between Rolling Way and Barrington Road. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 10/26/20 through 12/16/20.

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 12/10/20, 12/14/2020, 12/15/2020, and 12/16/20 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, delivery of materials and equipment.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT336]

HAMILTON COUNTY 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. During the weeks of Dec 1st thru Dec 18th, the contractor will have one lane closed while installing storm drainage. Flaggers will be onsite directing traffic.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU221]

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 01/31/21.

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) Bridge over the Ocoee River:During this reporting period, the contractor will be working off the westbound shoulder of US-64 (SR-40) to construct foundations for the new bridge. The westbound shoulder will be closed for the duration of this work. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway.

[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 on slide debris removal and placement of graded solid rock near LM 20.5 on SR-40 (US-64). The eastbound truck climbing lane is closed at this location and will remain closed for the duration of construction. Motorists are advised to reduce speed to 35 mph in the work zone due to a lane shift and to watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU909]

RHEA COUNTY 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 has resumed 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 WIDE

REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance drainage work: There will be possible short-term lane and shoulder closures at various locations in Region 2 in order to clean rock and debris from ditches on an as-needed basis. One lane will always be maintained.

[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance pothole repair and pavement patching: There will be possible short-term emergency lane closures at various locations in Region 2 in order 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.

[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

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 on the SR-29 NB off-ramp to Sequoyah Rd, the Sequoyah Rd on-ramp to SR-29 NB, and the Jones Gap Rd on-ramp to SR-111 SB. This work will shut down approximately half the width of the ramp leaving a minimum of a 12-foot driving lane. 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 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 in order to perform 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 in order to perform preventative or unscheduled maintenance to the local SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System. Work hours are 9 AM to 3:30 PM. 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 between 8 PM and 6 AM during this reporting period.

[Blevins Enterprises, Inc./Micka/CNT329]

REGION 2 TDOT mowing operations: There will be possible short-term lane closures at various locations on interstates and state routes in Region 2 in order to perform mowing activities on an as-needed basis. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control.

[TDOT/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 On-call cable barrier repair on various Interstate and State Routes: The contractor may have short term shoulder closures in order to perform cable rail repair. Both travel lanes will always remain open to traffic on the interstate during any work that is performed.

[LU, Inc./Harris/CNT292]

RESTRICTIONS

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/

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TDOT “Stuff the Truck” Food Drive

The holiday season is upon us and many people are in need this year more than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  TDOT Region 2 Transportation Management Center (TMC) employees are collecting nonperishable food items for the Stuff The Truck Food Drive to assist the Bledsoe County Food Bank.  

If you would like to participate in the food drive, please drop off food items at the TDOT Region 2 Transportation Management Center anytime.  When you arrive, call 423-510-1168 for assistance with your donations.  

On Saturday, December 12th, TDOT will have a truck set up in front of the TMC Building at 7512 Volkswagen Drive (TDOT Region 2 Headquarters across from the Volkswagen plant) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ESTto accept donations.

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TDOT to halt lane closure activity for Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020.

“Thanksgiving is typically the most traveled holiday of the year,” said TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright. “Halting road work during this time will provide maximum capacity on our highways and help alleviate congestion, especially during the predicted peak travel days of Wednesday and Sunday. TDOT’s regional HELP Trucks will also be working throughout the holiday weekend to assist with incidents that may occur along the interstates.”

While all lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on site in some construction zones. Long-term lane closures will also remain in place on some construction projects for motorists’ safety. Motorists are reminded to drive safely and obey the posted speeds, especially in work zones. Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.  

AAA projects 50 million Americans will travel this Thanksgiving. In Tennessee, the expectation is 1.2 million travelers. However, these figures could be even lower as Americans monitor the public health landscape, including rising COVID-19 positive case numbers, renewed quarantine restrictions and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) travel health notices.

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. 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.

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