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. 


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