Public Meeting On Central Avenue Roadway Extension Is Feb. 19

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The city of Chattanooga will conduct an informational public meeting on the Central Avenue Roadway Extension on Feb. 19 at the Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1127 Garfield St.

The project is the city of Chattanooga Project Number E-11-011, State Project Number 33LPLM-F0-098, Federal Project Number STP-M-9202 (110), PIN: 117216.00, Central Avenue Roadway Extension, as shown on the general location map.  

Currently beginning the environmental portion of the preliminary engineering phase, this project will extend Central Avenue from its current terminus at Blackford Street/Cleveland Avenue, through to Riverside Drive. The city of Chattanooga also proposes to extend and widen Wiehl Street to intersect the proposed Central Avenue extension.  

The primary purpose of this meeting is to present the project timeline and inform the public of the start of environmental and technical studies regarding the project. Preliminary drawings regarding the proposed roadway cross-section and project timeline will be displayed.

This meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m. during which time there will be a short formal presentation and a brief question and answer period. The public is invited to ask questions and make comments during the meeting and will be given the opportunity to make their opinions known concerning the need for the project.  Representatives of the city of Chattanooga and the project design team will be available to answer questions concerning any aspect of the project.

Anyone with questions regarding this meeting should contact Fritz Brogdon, city of Chattanooga Department of Public Works at 643-6000. 


CarFit Event For Senior Drivers Friday in Dalton

The Dalton Police Department will conduct CarFit check-ups in Dalton on Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Dalton-Whitfield Senior Center, 302 Cappes St. next to the Dalton-Whitfield Library. At a CarFit event, trained volunteers complete a 12-point checklist with each driver. Among the items checked are:  correct position of driver’s seat; driver’s ability to easily ... (click for more)

CARTA’s Labor Day Schedule

In observance of Labor Day, there will be no CARTA fixed route bus service or North Shore Shuttle service on Monday.  The Downtown Shuttle will operate on a holiday schedule, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.  The CARTA Care-a-van service will also be operating on a holiday schedule.     All CARTA bus services will resume regular weekday schedules ... (click for more)

City Sound Control Ordinance Goes Into Effect In 30 Days

A controversial Downtown Sound Control Ordinance will go into effect in 30 days after being approved by the City Council on second reading. Councilwoman Carol Berz said she believes it is a good ordinance, but not a perfect one, and that it should be under continual review for possible revisions. The ordinance itself calls for it to be examined at the end of the first year. ... (click for more)

Boy, 15, Shot In The Shoulder On Taylor Street

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder on Taylor Street on Tuesday night. At approximately 7 p.m., Chattanooga Police received a call of shots fired in the area of 3200 Taylor  and were advised at 7:22 p.m. that a person arrived at a local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators were advised that the young black male sustained a gunshot wound to his ... (click for more)

Noise Fallout Coming Soon On Chattanooga's Flawed Sound Control Ordinance - And Response (3)

I have been practicing acoustical, audio and sound engineering for more than twenty years. Since I understand many aspects of sound, I sent the enclosed letter to the Chattanooga City Council members regarding some of my concerns on the impending noise ordinance changes. My comments were unacknowledged.     August 19, 2014 Dear Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)