Weekly Construction Report for Parts of East and Middle Tennessee for April 14 - 20, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011 | 10:25 am

BRADLEY COUNTY, SR-60 (Dalton Pike) road widening from near Gilliland Road to U.S. 64 (SR-311): The contractor will be clearing, relocating utilities, and building substructures and will use a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 

BRADLEY COUNTY, SR-60 construction of two concrete box bridges over Greasy Creek (LM 21.02) and Branch Creek (LM 24.28) including grading, drainage and paving: The contractor is constructing two new box bridges on SR-60. At this time, traffic will not be affected. In the future traffic will be shifted to a temporary roadway while the box bridges are being replaced. Estimated project completion date is April 2012. 
 
CLAY COUNTY, SR-52 bridge construction over New Hope Branch beginning east of New Hope Branch (LM 15.75) to the Cumberland River (LM 17.49), including grading drainage and paving:  The contractor is constructing new bridge and performing grading operations. There are no lane closures scheduled at this time. The contractor is using a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project. Estimated project completion date is April 2011. 
 
CLAY / OVERTON COUNTY, SR-52 grading, drainage, paving, and construction of five bridges and retaining wall from existing SR-52 (LM 24.66) to 0.4 mile east of Overton County Line (LM 0.4): The contractor is currently constructing the bridge at Wet Mill Creek and performing grading operations. There are no lane closures scheduled at this time. The contractor is using a flagging operation in order to navigate construction equipment through the project as needed. Estimated project completion date is November 2012. 
 
COFFEE COUNTY, U.S. 41 (SR-2) construction of a welded steel girder bridge over the Duck River (LM 12.72) including grading, drainage, and paving: (Recovery Act Project) The contractor is currently clearing, relocating utilities and constructing the first phase of the bridge.  The contractor is using a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project.  Estimated project completion date is July 2011. 
 
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, SR-101 (Lantana Rd.) widening project, including grading, drainage, installation of signals and paving from SR-282 (Dunbar Rd.) to SR-392 (Miller Ave.): (Recovery Act Project) The contractor will be performing grading activities, paving and utility relocation. SR-419 (Pigeon Ridge Road) traffic has been shifted at the intersection of SR-101 to allow continuation of grade work. The right turn lane from North Lantana Road to South Miller Avenue has been reopened. West Adams Street is open to traffic. There may be short lane closures and temporary lane stoppages on SR-282, SR-101 and SR-392 for utility relocation, paving and grading activities. Estimated project completion date is October 2011. 
 
DEKALB COUNTY, SR-56 bridge rehabilitation project (Hurricane Bridge) over Caney Fork River (LM 15.40): Traffic will be maintained on the bridge during the project, and the current weight posting of 10 tons for two-axle vehicles and 18 tons for vehicles with three or more axles will remain in effect. There will be daytime lane closures on the bridge during this time period as the contractor performs bridge work.  One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. Flaggers will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is October 2013. 
 
FENTRESS COUNTY, SR-52 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge over the East Fork of the Obey River (LM 5.23), including grading, drainage and paving: The contractor is constructing a new bridge and performing grading operations. There are no lane closures on this project at this time.  Estimated completion date is September 2011. 
 
GRUNDY COUNTY, SR-56, construction of a precast structure over Firescald Creek (LM 21.30), including grading, drainage, and paving: (Recovery Act Project)  The contractor is currently performing bridge work on the project. There are no lane closures scheduled at this time.  Estimated project completion date is April 2011. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, I-24 resurfacing beginning west of Chattanooga Creek (LM 6.18 / MM 177) to near Crest Rd. (LM 11.35 / MM 183), including bridge deck repair: The contractor has begun a resurfacing project on I-24 between mile markers 177 - 183 in and around downtown Chattanooga. The project includes partial and full depth concrete repairs to the roadway, as well as bridge deck repairs. Most of the work is scheduled to take place at night between the hours of 7PM-6AM Sundays through Thursdays. However, there are at least 8 weekends where the contractor will be allowed to have lane closures beginning at 7PM Friday night to 6AM Monday morning. It is planned that 2 lanes of traffic will be maintained during construction except between the hours of 10PM-5AM when traffic could be restricted to a single lane. 
***CURRENT ACTIVITIES***
Thursday, April 14, 2011, eastbound (LM 10.9/MM 181.9) from 7PM-6AM. The contractor will have either one lane or two lanes closed (only 10PM-5AM) to shift traffic and place barrier rail in preparation for removal and replacement of a 500 ft section of failed concrete pavement. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.
Friday, April 15, 2011 at 7PM through Monday, April 18 at 6AM eastbound (LM 10.9/MM 181.9). The contractor will have either one lane or two lanes closed (only 10PM-5AM) for the removal and replacement of 500 ft. of failed concrete pavement. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained except for between the hours of 10PM-5AM in which only one lane will be available. It is anticipated that all of this repair can be completed in one weekend. However, if this is not possible then the remaining repairs will be completed the next available weekend (April 29 – May 3). THP will assist with traffic control.
Monday, April 18 through Wednesday, April 20, 2011 eastbound and westbound from 7PM-6AM. The contractor will have either one lane or two lanes closed (only 10PM-5AM) for bridge deck repairs. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, SR-60 construction of concrete slab bridge over branch (LM 0.44): (This project is near the Meigs County Line.) The contractor will be performing work throughout the project area between 7AM-6PM Monday through Saturday. Flaggers will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is September 2011.  
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, design-build project from I-75 Enterprise South interchange to SR-317 (Apison Pike) at Old Lee Hwy.: The contractor is performing grading operations and constructing the new bridge to connect the interchange at Exit 9 to SR-317 at Old Lee Hwy. Estimated completion date is January 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, College Drive East widening project from west of Sunkist Terrace to SR-317 (Apison Pike): The contractor will be working on College Drive East throughout the project area placing barrier rail and installing erosion control items between 7AM- 6PM Monday through Saturday.  Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is July 2011. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, construction of concrete bulb-tee beam bridge on U.S. 11 (SR-2, Cummings Hwy.) over Lookout Creek (LM 3.64) including grading, drainage and paving: The contractor will be implementing temporary lane closures or shifts between 9AM-3PM Monday through Saturday in the work zone for utility relocations and bridge construction.  Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is July 2011. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, SR-17 (St. Elmo Ave.) construction of concrete box bridge over Holman Spring Branch (LM 0.09), including grading drainage, and paving: Traffic is running on the new alignment of SR-17. During this report period our subcontractors will be placing topsoil, dressing the slopes, completing the sodding and installing traffic markings to complete the project.  Flagmen will be in place as needed to direct traffic.  Estimated project completion date is April 2011. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, Shallowford Road construction of concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge over South Chickamauga Creek (LM 4.01), including grading drainage, and paving: The contractor is constructing the new bridge and performing grading operationsThere will be no long-term lane closures as a result of this project. The existing bridge will remain open until construction of a new adjacent structure. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to perform bridge work during non-peak hours. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 
 
LINCOLN and FRANKLIN COUNTIES, U.S. 64 grading, drainage, construction of concrete box bridges, and paving beginning 0.25 miles east of SR-275 (Flintville Road) and extending 0.152 miles east of the Lincoln County / Franklin County Line: The contractor has installed lane shifts to direct traffic around the construction area. Estimated project completion date is April 2011. 
 
MARION COUNTY, I-24 at Exit 152 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge on U.S. 72 (SR-27) including grading, drainage, and paving: The contractor will be shifting traffic from the existing westbound I-24 lanes on to the detour constructed in Phase 1. This will take several nights of shifting barrier rail and paving to accomplish. Westbound traffic will continue to use existing Ramp B at Exit 152 (Kimball) while construction continues on the new westbound exit ramp. Work is beginning on the new bridge eastbound since traffic in this direction has already been shifted. Any interstate lane closures on I-24 will be at nighttime between 6PM-6AM. Flaggers and THP will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 
 
MCMINN COUNTY, SR-30 widening project, including grading, drainage, construction of a concrete box beam bridge and a retaining wall, including signal installation, from Athens City Limits to east of County Road 609: Speed limit reduction signs from 45 MPH to 35 MPH continue to be posted throughout the detour.  There will be a reduction from two lanes to one lane during installation of drainage pipe at the SR-30 / Piney Grove Road intersection. There will be temporary lane closures during the blasting and logging operations.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion is May 2012.  
 
OVERTON COUNTY, SR-84 construction of two concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridges, including grading, drainage and paving beginning near existing SR-85 (Windle Road) to SR-84: The operation to construct a new bridge is currently underway. The contractor periodically will have traffic down to one lane. One of the main line traffic lanes will be closed by the use of barrels during this time.  A flagging operation is being used to navigate traffic through the project. Estimated completion date is September 2013. 
 
POLK COUNTY, U.S. 64 (SR-40) grading, drainage, and paving beginning east of U.S. 411 (SR-33) and extending to west of the Ocoee River: The contractor has shifted traffic to Phase Two of the project. One lane of traffic in each direction is open from the bridge over U.S. 411 (SR-33) to the Ocoee River. The contractor is using a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project. Estimated project completion date is May 2011. 
 
POLK COUNTY, U.S. 411 (SR-33) grading, drainage, construction of three bridges, and paving beginning 0.23 miles south of Lowery Road and extending to 0.32 miles south of Welcome Valley Road: The contractor is currently excavating, installing drainage structures, and constructing the bridge over the Ocoee River. Estimated project completion date is October 2011. 
 
POLK COUNTY, U.S. 411 (SR-33) grading, drainage, construction of three concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridges, and paving beginning at the Benton City Limits and extending to SR-30: (Recovery Act Project)  The contractor is currently relocating utilities, grading, and installing structures. The contractor is using a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project. Estimated project completion date is September 2011. 
 
POLK COUNTY, U.S. 64 (SR-40) bridge rehabilitation of bridge over Brush Creek (LM 23.04): Traffic signals have been installed at each end of the bridge to regulate the flow of traffic through the area. A one-lane traffic operation is currently in effect. This one-lane traffic operation will remain in place while the repairs to the bridge are being completed. Delays are possible and wide loads cannot pass across the Brush Creek Bridge. Estimated project completion date is November 2011. 
 
RHEA COUNTY, SR-29 Widening Project from SR-68 Junction to Spring City North City Limits: Traffic has been switched to the northbound lanes throughout the project to allow construction of the southbound lanes. The speed limit throughout the project is posted at 40 MPH. Tallent Lane and Kemmer Road are open to traffic. There may be short lane closures or temporary lane stoppages due to work along SR-29. Estimated project completion date is April 2011. 
 
RHEA COUNTY, SR-29 (U.S. 27) Rehabilitation of bridge over Richland Creek (LM 5.58): Construction signs are installed. Four lanes of traffic have been merged into two lanes and diverted across the northbound bridge as the southbound bridge is repaired. Estimated project completion date is September 2011.  
 
VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 interchange construction project at SR-284 junction, including grading, drainage and construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge: The contractor is currently clearing, grading and constructing the bridge. Estimated project completion date is October 2011. 
 
WARREN COUNTY, U.S. 70S (SR-1) relocation of roadway from Centertown to Spring Valley Road including construction of two concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridges, grading, drainage, and some paving: (Recovery Act Project)  Grading operation on this project is active. Crisp Springs Road is closed with signed detour. All motorists should use caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles on the project. Flaggers may be present on side roads. Estimated project completion date is August 2011. 
 
WARREN COUNTY, SR-56 bridge replacement project (Beersheba St. Bridge) for construction of a concrete bulb-tee beam bridge over the Barren Fork River (LM 11.77) including grading, drainage and paving:There will be no long-term lane closures as a result of this project. The existing bridge will remain open until construction of a new adjacent structure. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to move equipment. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is September 2011. 
 
WARREN COUNTY, SR-286 bridge replacement project for construction of a concrete bulb-tee beam bridge over Big Hickory Creek (LM 0.59) including grading, drainage and paving:(Recovery Act Project)  There will be no long-term lane closures as a result of this project. The existing bridge will remain open until construction of a new adjacent structure. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to move equipment. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is July 2012. 
 
WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge, including grading, drainage and paving at SR-135 junction:  The contractor may implement temporary lane closures on weekdays and pace traffic at various times during the hours of 6AM-6PM depending on the scope of work on SR-111 North and South between log mile 11 and 13. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control. Estimated completion date is September 2011.
 
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Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer
Jennifer.Flynn@tn.gov
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