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UPDATE: U.S. 27 highway project winds down

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U.S. 27 construction in Red Bank. WRCBtv.com photo U.S. 27 construction in Red Bank. WRCBtv.com photo
UPDATE: Motorists should expect some delays Monday evening on U.S. 27 as TDOT works to install a overhead sign over the northbound lanes at the Olgiati Bridge.

TDOT advises there will be one lane open during the work, which will run from 8:00pm-6:00am for the installation of the new overhead signs. 

During this work, the 4th St. entrance ramp to U.S. 27 North will be closed, and the main line of U.S. 27 North will be restricted to one lane from MLK Blvd. to the north end of the Olgiati Bridge.  

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will assist with traffic control as necessary. PREVIOUS STORY: A Tennessee Department of Transportation official says the three-year reconstruction of U.S. 27 in Chattanooga is nearly complete.


TDOT spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn told a Chattanooga newspaper that the $105.6 million road project is the most expensive the agency has undertaken in southeastern region of the state.

The project turned four lanes of highway into six through lanes, with eight in the more heavily congested areas.

The project, which began in December 2011, is expected to wrap up this year.

Tony Newman is construction, engineering and inspection manager for Volkert Inc., the company overseeing the project for TDOT.

Newman says project is in its final stage, but final paving and pavement markings will have to be done when temperatures are warmer.

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