Construction on I24, east and west

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Construction on I24, east and west

Postby ae1b648dccd64b1590f01c0d45d39021 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:52 pm

TDOT (TN Dept of Transportation) has an ongoing construction project at the Wildwood exit areas. My apologies for not remembering mile markers. While lanes aren't closed, typically, this is a reduced speed zone for several miles as the overpass at this exit is being rebuilt. It's also a stretch of interstate that links to I59, short merging onto I24 east. It's this perfect mix and mingle for drivers unfamiliar with the traffic pattern and immediate ongoing construction that has made for some very frustrating commuting. The TDOT website, Smartway.gov, has exact miles and estimated time of completion.

I'm just kinda shocked it hasn't been reported since this project began a long time ago. I drive it all.the.stupid.time. Makes me nutso! I have 5 different routes into Chattanooga on I24 east, and sometimes, those are all a standstill as well. It's an absolutely beautiful area of our country, mountains and the Tennessee River but the beauty prohibits accommodating the traffic in and out of the city. At least when I'm stopped from travel or crawling at 10mph, I get to love everything I see on the left and right sides of the road.

Edited to add exact screenshot containing exact info.
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Re: Construction on I24, east and west

Postby ae1b648dccd64b1590f01c0d45d39021 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:48 pm

Hi! You deserve a treat today for being so timely! Did I post the same screenshot? I'm so sorry! I edited the GA/TN construction post to add the screenshot like I did on 27 construction. I wish Georgia could annex those few miles on I24 to TN. it certainly make this map thing easier. Thanks again for getting our maps all spiffy!
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Re: Construction on I24, east and west

Postby ae1b648dccd64b1590f01c0d45d39021 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:05 pm

Ahh... Zoom in on the pic I posted in thread titled "construction I24 east...."

I have a much better jpg but because of site limitations resized to png. Can I email you the jpg directly?
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Re: Construction on I24, east and west

Postby ae1b648dccd64b1590f01c0d45d39021 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:26 pm

Pic of "Bridge Repair"
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Re: Construction on I24, east and west

Postby ae1b648dccd64b1590f01c0d45d39021 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:08 pm

Yup yup yup. Can I please be ignored now?? I got all my exit numbers turned around. So, yes, the pictures I've posted are not the same construction project according to TDOT, but those orange cones are all part of a joint project. Both of the screenshots are for the 27 widening. I have a big ol glob of egg on my face. I can't apologize enough for wasting everyone's time.

As we motorist drive these areas, we don't see those project differences, we see "construction and a big ol mess". Thanks to the fine Waze folks, paid and volunteers, navigating the unknown is safer!
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Re: Construction on I24, east and west

Postby whathappened15 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:32 pm

Hello, I'm the area manager for Chattanooga. As you probably know, the Wildwood exit (I-24 exit 169) is actually in Georgia (I-24 dips south across the state line for that exit and the I-59 interchange before returning to Tennessee). I'll rope in the GA editors and figure out how they want to handle this.
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Re: Construction on I24, east and west

Postby whathappened15 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:42 pm

Hi again, the screenshot you've added refers to work related to the US-27 widening project, and it's impact on I-24. We are aware of the traffic pattern changes (forcing drivers off of I-24 onto exit 178, then back on to bypass). We are working to get the map to allow that route (which is normally illegal), and should be able to pass traffic through the detour very soon.

Here is the area of the Wildwood exit, showing the extents outside of the state of Tennessee (grey), and the only Smartway report in the area:
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Re: Construction on I24, east and west

Postby whathappened15 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:55 pm

Hi, thanks for the kind words. Yes, it appears you did post the same screenshot (or very similar) in both threads. If you have information applicable to the Wildwood section, we'd appreciate anything you can share. The Georiga State Managers will be looking into this soon. I'll respond separately in your US-27 thread about that.
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Re: Construction on I24, east and west

Postby whathappened15 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:30 pm

The picture you posted in this thread (Construction on I24, east and west) is of downtown Chattanooga, but you refer in the text of your message to the Wildwood area. The resolution is fine, but I think you have posted the wrong picture in this thread. Could you re-post what you're looking at, just to be sure?
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Re: Construction on I24, east and west

Postby whathappened15 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:25 pm

No problem! Our GA editors will still take a look at the project in Wildwood and see what edits can be made there.
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