Weekly Construction Report for Parts of East and Middle Tennessee for April 12 - 18, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 12:42 pm

BLEDSOE COUNTY, SR 101 (Lantana Road) bridge repair project over Beaver Dam Creek (LM 6.39): Work on Phase 1 of this project is underway, and traffic has been shifted from the westbound to the eastbound lane.  The bridge has been reduced to one 10’ travel lane, and it is being maintained and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public. Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 

BRADLEY COUNTY, SR-60 (Dalton Pike) road widening from near Gilliland Road to U.S. 64 (SR-311): The intersection of Dalton Pike and McGrady Drive/Treasury Drive is currently undergoing major reconstruction that will last for several weeks. A lane shift is scheduled to take place during this report period from mile marker 9.7 (near Newman Drive) to mile marker 10.5 (near Rodney Drive). The
travel lanes will be reduced to two lanes and protected with barrier rails as the contractor works on cutting down the grade.  All traffic control and detour signs necessary for this work are in place.  Although the intersection will remain open to some traffic during construction, major delays are expected. Temporary lane closures and lane shifts will be implemented as the intersection is lowered to the proposed grade. Sandra Drive will be closed to change the original grade to the plans grade. Trucks will be required to use designated truck routes as McGrady Drive will be closed to truck traffic. Detour signs and message boards will be provided to assist motorists. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 
 
BRADLEY and POLK COUNTIES, SR-74 (GA225/Spring Place Road) between the Tennessee/Georgia State Line and SR-313 (Ladd Springs Road) construction of two concrete box bridges over the Conasauga River Overflow (LM 0.01) and the Conasauga River (LM 0.14) including grading, drainage and paving: SR- 74 (GA225/Spring Place Road) is closed to traffic for the duration of the project to replace two bridges between the GA/TN state line and MM 0.45. There will be a detour posted in GA and TN, and major delays are expected. Detour signs and message boards will be provided to assist motorists. Local traffic will be permitted, at all times, to access businesses and residential property within road closure area. However traffic will not be permitted to enter the active work area that is adjacent to the Conasauga River bridges. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience to motorists, businesses, residences, and property owners. TDOT and consultant staff will be available throughout the project to address any questions or concerns. Estimated project completion date is October 2013. 
 
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: Work continues on the Georgetown end of the project. Traffic is using a temporary detour while culvert construction takes place. Work will continue on the right-of-way of the Hopewell end of the project. Trucks will be entering and exiting the highway, but traffic flow should have minimal interruptions. Estimated project completion date is April 2012. 
 
CANNON / WARREN COUNTY, U.S. 70S (SR-1) grading, drainage, and construction of a concrete I‑beam bridge from near SR-281 in Cannon County to near SR-287 in Warren County. Work continues on this project. 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 December 2013.  
 
CANNON COUNTY, U.S. 70S (SR-1) construction of a concrete I-Beam bridge over Hill Creek (LM 7.23), 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.  Traffic lanes across the bridge are 11 feet wide. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to move equipment, and the bridge will periodically be down to one lane this week between the hours of 8AM and 2PM to allow the contactor to begin pouring the concrete bridge deck.  Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control when necessary. Estimated project completion date is November 2012. 
 
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.  They are also laying base stone. 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. 
 
CLAY COUNTY, SR-52 grading, drainage, and paving from west of existing SR-53 to existing SR-52: Construction signs are posted on SR-52 and James White Road. The contractor is currently performing grading and blasting operations north of Poor House Ridge Rd. to South of SR-53. Traffic has been relocated onto new alignment of Pinkley Ave. at the entrance to the Cumberland River Hospital. Haul trucks and equipment will be entering and exiting SR-53 at SR-52 and the entrance to the Cumberland River Hospital. Haul trucks will be crossing existing State Route 52 at new State Route 52. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Traffic on James White Road has been switched to a temporary detour. Estimated project completion date is September 2014.  
 
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 2012. 
 
CLAY COUNTY, SR-53 resurfacing from the Obey River Bridge (LM 8.04) to north of Lick Creek Rd. (LM 12.91): The contractor will be performing resurfacing work. Traffic will be navigated through the project using a flagging operation. Estimated completion date is April 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 May 2012. 
 
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, I-40 East and West from MM 311 to MM 318, resurfacing project including cold planing, bridge deck repair and installation of pavement markings: The contractor will be cold planing and resurfacing I-40 in both directions at night between the hours of 7PM and 6AM. One lane will remain open to traffic at all times. Beginning on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 7PM through Monday, April 16, 2012 at 6AM on I-40 East, the contractor will be repairing bridge decks over Drowning Creek and over Creston Road (mm 316). One lane will remain open to traffic at all times with barrier rail separating work from traffic. THP will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is July 2012. 
 
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. Old Lantana Road will be closed to through traffic to allow construction of New Ford Road. There are several traffic shifts throughout the job to allow grade work to continue. Two lanes of traffic (one in each direction) have been switched to the new alignment from Dorton Road to Miller Avenue with new signal lights at Miller Avenue. Dorton Road will remain open as the connector between the new alignment and existing Lantana Road, but now will be a side street (with stop signs as you approach the new alignment). The right turn lane from North Lantana Road to South Miller Avenue has been temporarily closed to allow widening of Miller Avenue. West Adams Street is open to traffic. Halstead Drive has been reopened 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 July 2012. 
 
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, U.S. 70 (SR-1) construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee bridge over Daddy’s Creek (LM 21.94), including grading, drainage and paving: Construction signs have been installed.  Two-way traffic is being maintained on the existing bridge as construction activities are in progress for the new adjacent structure. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles and equipment that may be entering or leaving the jobsite. Estimated project completion date is May 2013. 
 
DEKALB COUNTY, SR-56 bridge rehabilitation project (Hurricane Bridge) over Caney Fork River (LM 15.40): The bridge currently is down to only one lane of traffic, and it is being maintained and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public. The current weight postings of 10 tons for two-axle vehicles and 18 tons for vehicles with three or more axles will remain in effect and will be strictly enforced. This will allow for work adjacent to the north side of the bridge to continue. Further temporary lane shifts may be implemented by flaggers on an “as needed” basis to facilitate work as it progresses.  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: There are no lane closures on this project at this time. Final paving remains to be completed. Estimated completion date is April 2012. 
 
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 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, I-75 design-build project from Enterprise South interchange (Exit 9) to SR-317 (Apison Pike) at Old Lee Hwy.: The contractor is addressing punchlist items. Estimated completion date is April 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 27 (SR-29) reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. 127 (SR-8, Signal Mountain Boulevard): The contractor has implemented a traffic configuration on U.S. 27 South at the bridge over Signal Mountain Boulevard and permanent ramp closures on U.S. 27 South at Manning Street and Whitehall Road. Vehicles on U.S. 27 South now merge into one lane on the bridge over Signal Mountain Boulevard, while vehicles entering U.S. 27 South from Signal Mountain Boulevard are using a dedicated lane to access the corridor. Houser Street has been permanently closed as well. Crews are currently working on U.S. 27 North and South on weeknights between the hours of 7PM top 6AM to set barrier rail and perform road work. This nighttime work requires a right lane closure. They continue work on widening several bridges and building retaining walls along U.S. 27 South. On Friday, April 13, 2012, from 7PM until 6AM the following morning, the U.S. 27 northbound exit ramp to Signal Mountain Boulevard will be closed to allow workers to shift traffic to the temporary ramp.  This short-term closure to all traffic is necessary to complete the tie-ins for the temporary ramp.  During this time, access to Signal Mountain Boulevard from northbound U.S. 27 can be made by using the Dayton Boulevard exit to Signal Mountain Boulevard or proceeding north on U.S. 27 to Morrison Springs Road, turning around at the interchange, and using the southbound exit to Signal Mountain Boulevard. Detouring traffic for several months onto the temporary ramp is necessary to reconstruct the bridge and new ramp alignment over Signal Mountain Boulevard.  When this work is complete, traffic will return to the familiar, but newly aligned exit. All work is weather permitting. At least one lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. THP will assist with traffic control as necessary. Estimated completion date is October 2014. 
 
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 2012. 
HAMILTON COUNTY, Shallowford Road widening project from Gunbarrel Road to Jenkins Road, including grading drainage, and paving: The contractor is addressing numerous utility issues on the project. Estimated project completion date is August 2013. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, SR-60 construction of concrete slab bridge over branch (LM 0.44):  (This project is near the Meigs County Line.) The contractor may 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 2012. 
 
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. Traffic has been shifted to Phase 1 of the new bridge while the original bridge is demolished and Phase 2 is completed. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to perform bridge work during non-peak hours. On Tuesday, April 17, the contractor will require periodic lane closures during non-peak hours to set beams. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 11 (SR-2, Lee Highway) construction of a concrete box beam bridge over the CSX Railroad (LM 16.25), including grading, drainage and paving: The contractor has switched traffic and is working on phase 2 of the project consisting of performing erosion control measurements, grading operations and constructing the new bridge. The contractor will have the inside lanes on US 11/Lee Hwy. northbound/southbound closed at the bridge for trucks to be staged during demolition and removal of the old bridge. One 12’ lane of traffic in each direction will be open at all times. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 
 
Hamilton County, Daugherty Ferry Road construction of a concrete box beam bridge, including grading, drainage and paving, over Sale Creek (LM 0.79): The project to replace the truss bridge over Sale Creek is underway, and the contractor has closed Daugherty Ferry Road to traffic at the bridge for the duration of the project. The detour route using Coulterville Road and Elesea Road will be clearly marked. Estimated project completion date is July 2012. 
 
Jackson County, Big Bottom Road construction of a concrete I-beam bridge over Brimstone Creek (LM 10.36), including grading, drainage, and paving: The existing bridge has been removed. Detour signs are in place for local traffic. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 
 
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 continues work on the bridge. 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. 
 
Marion County, u.s. 41 (U.S. 64, U.S. 72, SR-2) replacement of the truss bridge over the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake (LM 21.14) with a multi-span steel plate girder bridge: The truss bridge is now closed to all through traffic until the new adjacent bridge currently under construction is completed. TDOT will inspect the existing bridge once the new piers are constructed to determine if it can be re-opened prior to completion of the new bridge. A detour route that adds an additional 1.5 miles to the current route is posted. Estimated project completion date is February 2014. 
 
MCMINN COUNTY, SR-30 widening project, including grading, drainage, paving, construction of a concrete box beam bridge and a retaining wall, including signal installation, from Athens City Limits to east of County Road 609: Traffic will be detoured to the eastbound lanes of the new alignment from the beginning of the project to Allen Circle. Speed limit reduction signs from 45 MPH to 35 MPH continue to be posted throughout the detour from County Road 552 to the end of the project. There will be temporary lane closures during blasting and logging operations. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion is May 2012. 
 
MCMINN COUNTY, SR-30 widening project, including grading, drainage, paving, construction of a concrete box beam bridge and retaining wall from County Road 609 to the 4-lane section in Etowah: The contractor has installed the construction signs and plans to start clearing the right-of-way on both sides of the highway. As most of the work will be on the shoulder, traffic will not be affected at this time. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion is November 2014. 
 
MEIGS COUNTY, SR-30 relocation beginning east of the Tennessee River to west of SR-58: Work has begun on this project. Traffic will not be affected at this time.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion is October 2013. 
 
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. 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 November 2012. 
 
POLK COUNTY, U.S. 64 (SR-40) rehabilitation of bridge over Brush Creek (LM 23.04): The bridge has been reopened to two lanes. Even though the bridge is now open to two lanes, the project is not totally complete. The contractor will be putting some finishing touches on the bridge, including grinding the surface of the deck for smoothness and grooving the pavement for drainage and traction. They will also be putting permanent pavement markings down. This work will be done at night using temporary lane closures. Estimated project completion date is April 2012. 
 
PUTNAM COUNTY, SR-111 grading, drainage and paving at the intersection with Quinland Lake Road in Algood (LM 9.14): The contractor plans to set barrier rail during this report period. 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 at the intersection with Quinland Lake Road. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 
 
SEQUATCHIE / VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 grading, drainage and paving beginning 3,500 ft. south of SR-8 in Sequatchie County to 1,000 ft. south of SR-284 (Welchland Rd.) in Van Buren County: Work continues on the widening project on SR-111. Estimated project completion date is October 2012. 
 
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 SR-111 and SR-284 interchange is open to traffic. During this report period, the contractor will be working on addressing punch list items.  Estimated project completion date is April 2012.
 
VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 bridge construction of welded steel plate girder bridge from south of SR-30 to south of Manus Road, including grading, and paving: The contractor continues work on this project.  Estimated project completion date is November 2012. 
 
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 April 2012. 
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. Traffic has been shifted to Phase 1 of the new bridge while the original bridge is completely demolished and Phase 2 is completed. Two 10.5’ travel lanes are open on the new structure. Motorists should use caution and be aware of the narrow lanes.   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 August 2012. 
 
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 is down to one 12’-lane and traffic is controlled by signalization. Motorists should expect short delays. 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 will set barrier rail and stripe the road on the southbound side of SR-111. The possibility for blasting exists daily on weekdays between the hours of 10AM and 2PM. During blasting, traffic will be paced for approximately 15 to 20 minutes for safety purposes. 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 August 2012. 
 
White County, Big Bottom Road bridge replacement over Caney Fork River (LM 1.41): The bridge is currently closed to all traffic. Temporary detours have been postedEstimated completion date is May 2012. 
 
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