Road Closures

Rockslide Closes SR-16 in Franklin County

Monday, March 25, 2013 | 10:50 am
Franklin County SR-16
Franklin County SR-16

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – At approximately 6:30 a.m. CDT this morning, a rockslide occurred on SR-16 (Rowe Gap Road/Keith Springs Mtn.) in Franklin County, totally closing the road near log mile 17.7.  The rockslide occurred in the same location where a $2.4 million TDOT rockslide mitigation project is currently underway.  Because the rockslide occurred at the site of an active project, personnel from Highways, Inc. are already in the area and can quickly mobilize to address the rockslide.  TDOT and contractor personnel are assessing the area to determine when the roadway can safely be reopened, and crews and equipment will move in soon to begin the clearing the roadway. 

While the road is closed, only local passenger car traffic will be allowed to use Iron Gap Road (a narrow county road) as a detour around the site. Truck traffic will not be allowed to use this road and will have to seek alternate routes.  The average daily traffic count along this section of SR-16 is approximately 780 vehicles per day.

West Tennessee Construction March 21-28, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013 | 09:04 am

BENTON COUNTY I-40:  All lanes are open at this time. Work will resume in the Spring of 2013.
Resurfacing beginning east of SR-191 (approximately mile marker 131) and extending to west of the Tennessee River on I-40 near Birdsong Road (approximately mile marker 134) at the Tennessee River Bridge.

BENTON COUNTY SR-147:  Bridge repair work over Sugar Creek at log mile 0.27 will cause a reduction of lanes in both directions from two lanes to one.  There will be an 11’ width restriction throughout the duration of the project.  Closures will be handled by a temporary traffic signal.

CHESTER COUNTY SR-22:  Bridge repair work will cause State Route 22 at log mile 3.91 to be reduced to one lane over Middleton Creek.  A signal system has been installed to direct traffic until bridge repairs are complete,

Weekly Construction Report for Parts of East and Middle Tennessee for March 21 - March 27, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 02:43 pm

During this report period, the contractor will perform asphalt repair work in Hamilton County on the U.S. 11 (SR-2, Lee Highway) bridge over the CSX Railroad (LM 16.25).  During these repairs, the contractor will have one lane of traffic closed on U.S. 11/Lee Hwy. northbound and southbound at the bridge.  One 12’ lane of traffic in each direction will be open at all times.  This work will take place either at nighttime or during non-peak hours. 

BRADLEY COUNTY, SR-60 (Dalton Pike) road widening from near Gilliland Road to U.S. 64 (SR-311):  SR-60 (Dalton Pike) is undergoing major reconstruction.  The existing two-lane highway is being widened to a five-lane highway with sidewalk, curb and gutter on either side.  All driveways and side streets along the 2.7 mile project are being lowered or raised to match the proposed SR-60 grade.  The contractor will continue to

Middle Tennessee Construction Report, March 21st-27th, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 11:13 am

Middle Tennessee Construction

March 21st – 27th, 2013

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Widening of I-65 from Trinity Lane to Dickerson Rd.

  • No lane closures this week.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, I-440 Eastbound from I-65 to I-24

  • No lane closures this week.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Construction on Gallatin Rd. over the CSX Railroad

  • From now through March 2013, Gallatin Rd. will be reduced to one lane in each direction in this area.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on I-24 from I-440 to Haywood Lane

  • Thursday March 21 through Wednesday March 27, 8PM-6AM, (excluding Saturday and Sunday), The inside lane of I-24 eastbound and westbound will be closed in order to pressure wash and repaint the median barrier wall.

SR-84 in Putnam County to Close Temporarily for Rockslide Repair

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 10:41 am
Crews work to break up a large boulder on State Route 84 in Putnam County.
Crews work to break up a large boulder on State Route 84 in Putnam County.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A section of SR 84 in Putnam County remains closed today as  contract crews continue to clear debris from a rockslide that occurred Monday. The rockslide happened at approximately 5:40 p.m. CDT Monday night about one mile outside Monterey. In addition to some trees and mud, the slide consisted of one large boulder that slid down onto the shoulder of the road.  The boulder is approximately 40 ft. long, 20 ft. high, and 15-20 ft. wide. 

TDOT has contracted with Highways, Inc. to bring in a track hoe with a hammer attachment to break up the boulder so it can be hauled off by TDOT maintenance crews. 

Closures and detours are set up at SR-284 in Overton County and on SR-84 in Putnam County near the top of the hill in Monterey.  During the closure, residents who live on this section of SR-84 will be allowed to access their homes.

Weekly Construction Report for Parts of East and Middle Tennessee for March 14 - March 20, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 10:12 am

During this report period, the contractor will perform asphalt repair work in Hamilton County on the U.S. 11 (SR-2, Lee Highway) bridge over the CSX Railroad (LM 16.25).  During these repairs, the contractor will have one lane of traffic closed on U.S. 11/Lee Hwy. northbound and southbound at the bridge.  One 12’ lane of traffic in each direction will be open at all times.  This work will take place either at nighttime or during non-peak hours. 

BRADLEY COUNTY, SR-60 (Dalton Pike) road widening from near Gilliland Road to U.S. 64 (SR-311):  SR-60 (Dalton Pike) is undergoing major reconstruction.  The existing two-lane highway is being widened to a five-lane highway with sidewalk, curb and gutter on either side.  All driveways and side streets along the 2.7 mile project are being lowered or raised to match the proposed SR-60 grade.  The contractor will continue to

Middle Tennessee Construction Report, March 14th- 20th, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 09:26 am

Middle Tennessee Construction

March 14th – 20th, 2013

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Widening of I-65 from Trinity Lane to Dickerson Rd.

  • No lane closures this week.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, I-440 Eastbound from I-65 to I-24

  • No lane closures this week.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Construction on Gallatin Rd. over the CSX Railroad

  • From now through March 2013, Gallatin Rd. will be reduced to one lane in each direction in this area.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on I-24 from I-440 to Haywood Lane

  • Thursday March 14 through Wednesday March 20, 8PM-6AM, (excluding Saturday and Sunday), The inside lane of I-24 eastbound and westbound will be closed in order to pressure wash and repaint the median barrier wall.

West Tennessee Construction March 13-20, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 07:55 am

BENTON COUNTY I-40:  All lanes are open at this time. Work will resume in the Spring of 2013.
Resurfacing beginning east of SR-191 (approximately mile marker 131) and extending to west of the Tennessee River on I-40 near Birdsong Road (approximately mile marker 134) at the Tennessee River Bridge.

BENTON COUNTY SR-147:  Bridge repair work over Sugar Creek at log mile 0.27 will cause a reduction of lanes in both directions from two lanes to one.  There will be an 11’ width restriction throughout the duration of the project.  Closures will be handled by a temporary traffic signal.

CHESTER COUNTY SR-22:  Bridge repair work will cause State Route 22 at log mile 3.91 to be reduced to one lane over Middleton Creek.  A signal system has been installed to direct traffic until bridge repairs are complete,

East Tennessee Construction Report for March 7-13, 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013 | 01:50 pm

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 411/ SR 35 between S. Washington Street and Wilcox Street: Motorists should be alert for changing conditions in this area. SR 35 Eastbound is closed to thru traffic and detoured around this widening project. Eastbound motorists should follow posted detour route.  SR 35 Westbound will remain open and motorists should be alert for possible traffic shifts in this direction.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.