Crews and contractors from the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be back at work next week on a long list of repairs, improvements and construction on roads around the Tennessee Valley.

The list below, provided by TDOT, should help drivers be aware of the projects and avoid them if possible.

BLEDSOE COUNTY SR-101 bridge repair over Bee Creek (LM 8.98):   Work on this project is underway. For the safety of the traveling public, the bridge will be reduced to one lane and controlled with temporary signals. Estimated project completion date is September 2019.?

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-108 resurfacing from SR-56 (LM 12.02) to west of Eagle Lake Road (LM 15.00), including addition of a turn lane:   Contractor will be onsite working on punch list. Estimated project completion date is November 2018.?

MARION COUNTY I-24 WB resurfacing from the Grundy County line (MM 127) to east of the bridge over Cave Cove Creek (MM 134):   This project is complete and the final inspection has been conducted. Intermittent lane and or ramp closures may be used to allow contractor to address punch list items.  Estimated project completion date is November 2018.

MARION COUNTY SR-156 over Running Water Creek (LM 25.58) bridge rehabilitation:   SR-156 is reduced to one lane across Running Water Creek Bridge and controlled with a temporary traffic signal while the bridge is repaired. Estimated project completion date is October 2019.?
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY US-127 (SR-8) resurfacing from the Hamilton County line (LM 0.00) to north of Progress Drive (LM 5.22):   Contractor will be onsite working on punch list. Estimated project completion date is November 2018.

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-60 (DALTON PK. S.E.) both directions from LM 9.30 to LM 9.30:   To connect electrical service to Dollar General Store, between Plantation Dr. SE and Whispering Hills Dr. SE located on west side of Dalton Pike SE. Signage and flaggers on the north bound side of the road. From: 11/22/18 one day of work. Between 9am and 3pm.

BRADLEY AND MCMINN COUNTY SR-312 (Bradley Co.) misc. safety improvements from the Hamilton Co. Line (LM 0.00) to Quill Dr. (LM 5.27); US-11 (SR-2) (McMinn Co.) misc. safety improvements from Sanford Rd. (LM 4.05) to Chapel Rd. (LM 12.32):   Work on this project is underway. The contractor will work in Bradley County during this report period. There will be intermittent lane closures. Flaggers will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is June 2019.

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 East and West drainage improvement from MM 173 to MM 175:   The drainage improvement project at Exit 174 is underway. There could be lane closures along US-41 in the vicinity of the interchange ramps Monday - Wednesday (9-3PM) All ramps will remain open but could be subject to width and lane restrictions.  Estimated project completion date is November 2018.

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 on the west side of southbound US-27. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and leaving the area along the access ramps for east and westbound M. L. King Boulevard. The speed limit for the access ramp is 35 MPH. The 12th Street tie-in ramp to US-27 South has been temporarily closed. This closure will be in place until further notice. Additionally, the southbound ramp from W. Main St.to southbound US-27 has been temporarily closed and will remain so until further notice. Detours are posted. 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 St Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1A-B Martin Luther King Blvd. Off Ramp No oversized/over dimensional loads I-124 (US-27) Southbound On Ramps from Martin Luther King Blvd. No oversized/over dimensional loads.  Estimated project completion date is January 2020.?
HAMILTON COUNTY US-127 (SR-8) slope repair of Signal Mountain Blvd. at log mile 16.05:   During this report period, the contractor will have one lane closed while performing slope stabilization operations. Temporary traffic signals are in place on either end of the project to control traffic. Additional flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is December 2018.

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153 resurfacing from I-75 (LM 0.00) to Shallowford Road (LM 2.60), including bridge deck repair:   This will involve lane closures on SR-153, Monday through Friday 9 AM to 3 PM and 8 PM to 6 AM. Estimated project completion date is November 2018.

HAMILTON COUNTY 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, SR-8):   The Stringers Ridge tunnel will be cleaned Monday, 11/26/18 (8 PM to 6 AM). The McCallie Tunnel will be closed for cleaning on Wednesday, 11/28/18 (8 PM to 6 AM). This will involve a flagging operation, with one way traffic. Bachman Tubes will be cleaned on 11/29/18 (8 PM to 6 AM). Both the Stringer's Ridge and the Bachman Tube cleaning will have a signed detour to direct traffic  Estimated project completion date is June 2019.

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-320 (East Brainerd Road) grading, drainage, installation of signals, construction of seven retaining walls and paving from east of Graysville Road to east of Bel-Air Road:   During this report period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures between 9AM-2PM. This work may affect either direction of East Brainerd Road or side streets from Graysville Road to Hamlet Drive. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is November 2018.

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-58 miscellaneous safety improvements at the intersection of SR-312 (Birchwood Pike) (LM 15.70):   Contractor will be completing various safety improvements at the intersection of SR-58 & Birchwood Pike. No southbound traffic restrictions will be allowed between 5 AM and 9 AM. No northbound traffic restrictions will be allowed between 3 PM and 6 PM. Work will be allowed on Saturdays but flagging personnel will be present to ensure continued traffic flow. Estimated project completion date is April 2019.

HAMILTON COUNTY US-11/64 SR-2 (Brainerd Rd./Lee Hwy.) resurfacing from east of Moore Road (LM 13.85) to east of Airport Road (LM 15.84):   During this report period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures for resurfacing operations from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Additionally the contractor might have intermittent lane restrictions while adjusting utility manhole covers, this operation will take place Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This work may affect either direction of SR-2 (Brainerd Road/Lee Highway) and between Moore Rd & Airport Rd. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is November 2018.

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-27 (MARKET ST.) both directions from LM 4.43 to LM 4.43:   Intersection of Market Street and King Street/West 13th Street, one lane to remain open to NB and SB traffic for duration of project, 10/18/18 to 12/18/18 from 6AM to 6PM. Signage and flaggers will be used as needed. Estimated project completion date is January 2019.

MCMINN COUNTY SR-30, grading, drainage and paving on SR-30 from Jackson Street to east of Knight Road in Athens:   Traffic along SR-30 through the project's length has been restricted to one lane in each direction with turning lanes provided at critical intersections and business access. This phase one construction activity has all traffic on the previous westbound side of SR-30. All businesses are provided with accessibility.  Estimated project completion date is October 2019.?
MCMINN COUNTY SR-305 resurfacing from west of US-11 (SR-2) (LM 2.86) to west of I-75 (LM 5.00):   The contractor will have a lane closed with flaggers directing traffic as they work. Traveling public is advised to be aware of the flaggers on the project. The contractor will have one lane closed as they pave a section of the FDR for the winter. Estimated project completion date is December 2018.

POLK COUNTY SR-30 resurfacing from US-411 (SR-33) (LM 2.65) to west of Tellico Reliance Road (LM 8.00):   The contractor will have lane closures on this project during work. They will have pilot car directing traffic and also flaggers to help with traffic. The contractor will be working on the pavement marking and snowplowable markings. Estimated project completion date is November 2018.

POLK COUNTY US-64 (SR-40) construction of a concrete bulb-tee beam bridge over Branch and TOHA Old Line railroad (LM 24.85), including grading, drainage and paving:   The contractor has shifted traffic onto the new bridge. There will be intermittent lane closures as the contractor continues to work on the retaining wall. Estimated project completion date is May 2019.?