The Tennessee Department of Transportation [TDOT] recently provided an update to the road construction in Dayton on Highway 30. TDOT Community Relations Officer Jennifer Flynn said project continues to progress but could take upwards of three months to complete.
“TDOT currently has a project under construction in Rhea County on SR-30 at the intersection of New Union Road/White Oak Road. The project includes removal of n existing drainage structure and installation of a 115-foot concrete box culvert with internal energy dissipaters over Rattan Branch,” Flynn said on Friday morning.
Energy dissipaters are devices designed to protect downstream areas from erosion by reducing the velocity of flow through a drainage structure to acceptable limits.
The project also includes grading, drainage installation and paving on Highway 30 from west of New Union Road/White Oak Road to Sky Drive. Twin K Construction Inc. is the contractor for the $2.7 million project, which in length is 0.322 miles long. It is estimated for completion on Nov. 30.
Currently, the contractor will be performing grading and drainage operations along Highway 30 and New Union Road. During the initial phase, traffic will be maintained on Highway 30, White Oak Drive and New Union Road in its current pattern. Flaggers will be on-site to assist with heavy equipment entering and exiting the highway.