TDOT road project updates for the week
It's still summer, which means crews and contractors from the Tennessee Department of Transportation are working hard to improve or repair roads around the Tennessee Valley.
Below you'll find TDOT's list of projects, by county, with their status and expected completion dates.
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 10 foot lane and controlled with temporary signals. RESTRICTIONS: 10 foot lane. Estimated project completion date is September 2019.
BLEDSOE COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on SR-28 (US-127) northbound at LM 28.8: The northbound truck climbing lane is currently closed at LM 28.8 due to a roadway settlement.
BLEDSOE AND SEQUATCHIE COUNTY SR-8 (US-127) from SR-28 (LM 14.9) to SR-111 then SR-28 (US-127) to south of Old York Hwy North (LM 7.9), SR-8 (US-127) from SR-28 (US-127)(LM 14.9) to SR-111 (LM 17.6), and SR-30 from SR-28 (US-127)(LM 10.3) to near Cherokee Ridge Road (LM 13.3): The contractor has begun work in this area. During construction, motorists are encouraged to use caution and watch for construction equipment and personnel in the roadway. Estimated project completion date is June 2020.
CANNON, MARION, AND WARREN COUNTY SR-96 Resurfacing from the Rutherford County line (LM 0) to the Wilson County line (LM 5), SR-150 (US-41) resurfacing from north of Sequatchie Mountain Road (LM 5.7) to the Grundy County line (LM 13.8), SR-156 resurfacing from east of River Landing (LM 15.5) to east of Nickajack Landing Road (LM 23.1), and SR-287 resurfacing from SR-379 (LM 5.2) to south of Shelbyville Road (LM 10): Resurfacing operations have begun on SR-287 Warren County. SR-150 Marion and SR-96 Cannon County sections have been completed. During construction, the road will be reduced to one lane, flaggers and a pilot car will be used to guide traffic flow through the work zone. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and watch for construction equipment and personnel in the roadway. Estimated project completion date is September 2019.
COFFEE COUNTY I-24 Resurfacing from Bedford County (MM 96) to Noah Fork Creek (MM 101) including bridge deck repair: Installation of thermo pavement markings will take place Tuesday thru Friday between 9 AM and 3 PM. Pavement marking work will be performed under a mobile operation without any lane closures. Estimated project completion date is August 2019.
COFFEE COUNTY Utility Work on SR-53 (WOODBURY HWY.) in both directions from LM 4.23 to LM 8.72: Intermittent lane closures for utility work will occur along Woodbury Hwy from near Gladys Lane to near Pomroy Road. Signage and flaggers will be used. Motorists should use caution. From 05/09/19 through 09/05/19 between 9 AM and 3 PM.
GRUNDY COUNTY SR-108 in both directions at LM 23.6: The roadway is reduced to one lane due to a roadway settlement and signalized 24/7 while repairs are being performed.
GRUNDY COUNTY SR-108 Resurfacing from east of Hugh Wooten Road (LM 26) to the Warren County line (LM 31.2): The contractor has completed the paving process. Final operations will take place followed by inspection and punch list items. There will be a flagging operation to control traffic. Estimated project completion date is November 2019.
MARION COUNTY Utility Work on I-24 in both directions from MM 17.44 to MM 17.44: A rolling road block will take place on I-24 between Hwy 28 exit 155 and Fish Trap Rd overpass. THP will be present as well as signage and programmable message boards. Flaggers will also be present at the on the west entrance ramp and the west exit ramp for Hwy 72. Motorists should be prepared to stop and use caution while traveling through this area. Work will occur on Friday (08/09/19) from 10 AM to 12 PM.
MARION COUNTY SR-156 over Running Water Creek (LM 25.58) Bridge rehabilitation: SR 156 will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary signal for the duration of the project. Please use caution when traveling through this area. RESTRICTIONS: 10 foot lane. Estimated project completion date is October 2019.
MARION COUNTY SR-156 Repair of a 76" x 67" elliptical corrugated metal pipe culvert on at LM 13.15: The contractor has begun work in this area. The road will occasionally be reduced to one lane controlled by flaggers. Estimated project completion date is August 2019.
MARION COUNTY SR-2 (US-64, US-72, US-41) Emergency slope stabilization between LM 25.20 and LM 26.40: Work on this project continues. The contractor will continue to maintain one lane open to traffic. At this time traffic signals are installed and will remain in place until project is complete. RESTRICTIONS: No wide loads. Estimated project completion date is November 2019.
BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-40 (S. LEE HWY.) in both directions from LM 0.20 to LM 0.21: Temporary lane closures for utility work will occur on S. Lee Hwy between Crest Drive SW and Oak Street SW. Signage and flaggers will be present during this work. Motorists should use caution. Work will begin on 07/29/19 and continue through 08/30/19 between 9 AM and 2 PM.
BRADLEY COUNTY SR-60 Resurfacing from north of SR-306 (LM 20.4) to the Hamilton County line (LM 25.1): During this reporting period, the contractor will have daily lane closures from 7:30 AM to 6 PM for the installation of rumble strips and permanent striping. Flaggers will be present in the work zone to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is September 2019.
BRADLEY AND MCMINN COUNTY SR-306 Miscellaneous safety improvements from SR-60 (LM 0) to the Meigs County line (LM 8.58), and on SR-307 from Burnett Road (LM 2.18) to Old Mount Harmony Road (LM 6.07): Work on this project is complete pending punchlist items. The contractor may have intermittent lane closures on SR-306 and SR-307 each day from 8 AM to 5:30 PM to work on cleanup and removal of construction signs. Estimated project completion date is August 2019.
BRADLEY, MCMINN, AND MEIGS COUNTY Resurfacing on SR-306 and SR-308 in Bradley County, SR-305 in McMinn County, and SR-306 in Meigs County: Work is complete on this project pending punchlist items. The contractor may have intermittent lane closures Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM to work on punchlist items and removal of construction signs. Estimated project completion date is September 2019.
HAMILTON COUNTY I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Crews may continue surveying and spotting utilities at various locations throughout the interchange. Shoulders may be closed at these locations between 9 AM and 3 PM. Additionally, a hauling operation will be taking place requiring a single left lane closure on I-75 SB at MM 2 and a single left lane closure on I-24 EB at MM 185. These lane closures will occur nightly between 9 PM and 6 AM. Haul trucks will be entering and exiting the interstate at these locations. Additionally, traffic pacing will occur 08/11/19 from 9 PM to 6 AM and begin at the following locations: I-24 EB at the Belvoir on-ramp MM 184, I-75 NB at the Cloud Springs Rd on-ramp MM 353, and I-75 SB at the E Brainerd Rd on-ramp MM 4.
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. A new traffic pattern is in place on US-27 South near 4th St. Motorists wishing to access 4th St. from US-27 South will take a new ramp at the south end of the Olgiati Bridge and turn left onto 4th St. to enter the downtown area. Motorists who normally use 4th St. to access US-27 South from the downtown area will be detoured to M.L.King Boulevard. where they can access U.S. 27 South. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting 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 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. Detours for closures will be posted. RESTRICTIONS: I-124 (US-27)Northbound Exit 1C 4th St Off Ramp: No oversize/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27)Southbound Exit 1C 4th St Of Ramp: On 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 TDOT Maintenance on I-75 northbound from MM 14 to MM 15: Slope mowing is scheduled to take place on 08/10/19 from 8AM to 3PM
HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on SR-17 (ST. ELMO AVE.) both directions from LM 0 to LM 2.22: On Tuesday of this reporting period, there will be a lane closed as materials and testing will be taking cores in the roadway.
HAMILTON COUNTY SR-111 Bridge repair over SR-29 (US-27): During this report period, the contractor will have one lane closed in each direction of SR-111 while performing bridge repairs. The contractor will also be closing one lane in each direction on SR-29 as it passes under SR-111. One lane in each direction will be open at all times. Estimated project completion date is October 2019.
HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153 Resurfacing from north of Shallowford Road (LM 2.6) to north of SR-58 (LM 4.8), including bridge deck repair: Construction sign installation will require lane closures beginning Thursday, 8/8/19 (8 PM to 6 AM). Paving & milling operations will begin Sunday, 8/11/19 and continue through Thursday, 8/15/19. All work will take place between 8PM and 6AM and will require double lane closures in either the NB or SB direction. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the construction activity. Estimated project completion date is November 2019.
HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153 Emergency slope stabilization near LM 7.1: During this report period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures on the Northbound on-ramp from Access Rd/Lake Resort Dr onto SR-153 at LM 7.1 while performing slope stabilization activities. Estimated project completion date is August 2019.
HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (US-11, US-64) Resurfacing from east of Shallowford Road (LM 18.6) to Yerbey Drive (LM 20.3): During this report period, the contractor will have lane closures while performing resurfacing operations. Lane closures will be limited to one lane at any given time. Law enforcement will be present. Estimated project completion date is September 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 is in its phase two configuration with all traffic on the former eastbound side, providing one lane in each direction plus turning lanes at critical intersections and businesses. The intersection of SR-39/SR-30 has recently changed to a different configuration. The traveling public should remain alert. Estimated project completion date is April 2020.
MCMINN COUNTY SR-2 (US-11) Resurfacing from south of Rocky Mount Road (LM 12.18) to north of Haines Road (LM 14.8): Work on this project is complete pending punchlist items. The contractor may have intermittent lane closures Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM to work on general cleanup and removal of construction signs. Estimated project completion date is August 2019.
MEIGS COUNTY SR-58 Bridge repair over Hiwassee River (LM 5.22): During this report period, the contractor will have the roadway reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals. Additional flaggers will be on site as needed. Estimated project completion date is September 2019.
POLK COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on SR-30 in both directions at LM 13.5: The road is currently reduced to one lane and controlled with temporary signals due to a roadway settlement.
POLK COUNTY SR-30 Resurfacing from west of Tellico Reliance Road (LM 8) to near Greasy Creek Road (LM 13.1): During this reporting period, the contractor will be beginning resurfacing operations. Beginning 8/12/19, motorists should expect long delays on SR-30 between LM 8 and LM 13.1. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and be aware of flaggers assisting with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is November 2019.
POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) Repair of bridges over North Potato Creek (LM 26.93): During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on steel bar reinforcement for the eastbound bridge deck. Traffic on SR-40 is reduced to one 12' lane in each direction for the duration of this work. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and use caution in the work zone. RESTRICTIONS: No loads wider than 12 ft. are allowed at LM 26.93 eastbound and westbound. Estimated project completion date is April 2020.
RHEA COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on SR-68 (WASSOM MEMORIAL HIGHWAY) in both directions at LM 5.5: The roadway is reduced to one lane and signalized 24/7 due to roadway settlement.
RHEA COUNTY SR-30 Grading, drainage and paving from west of New Union Road/White Oak Road (LM 12.6) to Sky Drive (LM 12.9): During this report period, the contractor will be performing grading and drainage operations along SR-30 and New Union Rd. During the initial phase traffic will be maintained on SR-30, White Oak Dr. and New Union Rd. in its current pattern. Flaggers will be on-site to assist with heavy equipment entering & exiting existing roadways. Estimated project completion date is November 2019.