TDOT outlines projects’ schedules
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Apr 27, 2014 | 832 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced construction scheduled for three major projects now under way in Bradley County.

- Continuing work on I-75 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee Beam Bridge, including grading, drainage and paving at the Exit 20 interchange (U.S. 64 Bypass East, U.S. 74 East, SR-311, APD-40) in Cleveland.

APD-40 south going toward I-75 is down to one lane from Exit 20 until the end of the project.

The designated right turn lane on APD-40 is closed to allow the contractor to begin widening the roadway and the I-75 northbound on-ramp is reduced to a 16-foot lane.

Any work requiring interstate lane closures is limited to Sunday through Thursday nights between 7 p.m - 6 a.m. Signs will be posted and flaggers will assist with traffic control if needed. THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures.

The estimated project completion date is November 2015.

- Benton Pike, Durkee Road, and Michigan Avenue, grading, drainage, and paving on a State Industrial Access route serving the Whirlpool Corporation.

The contractor continues work on this project at the Whirlpool Corporation plant.

Traffic on the westbound lanes of U.S. 64 approaching Durkee Road will be down to one lane while the contractor is placing pipe along the shoulder. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.

Estimated project completion date is July 2014.

- In Bradley, McMinn and Polk counties, miscellaneous safety improvements on the following routes continue: SR-74 from the Georgia State line to SR-313; SR-313 from SR-74 to Cedar Springs Road; Lamontville Road from Bethel Spring Road to I-75; and on Benton Station Road from Mull Road to SR 33.

There will be intermediate flagging operations on SR-313, Benton Pike and Lamontville Road as the contractor installs new signs.

There will be intermittent lane closures as the contractor is installing permanent signs and working on striping the roadway. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.

Estimated project completion date is May 2014.