Informational Meeting For Highway 58 Enhancement Project Is Jan. 17

Monday, January 7, 2013

The City of Chattanooga (City) is requesting attendance by the general public and business owners of the Highway 58 area for an informational meeting regarding the design and construction of a pocket park, pedestrian facilities as well as streetscapes and landscaping beginning at the intersection of Jersey Pike and Highway 58 to the intersection of Webb Road and Highway 58 with a Q & A session to follow the informational presentation. This project is being constructed to provide connectivity for pedestrian’s from the residential areas to the businesses along Highway 58 while also providing alternative modes of transportation within the project boundaries.      

The meeting date and time is scheduled for 6 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Lakeside Academy, 4850 Jersey Pike, Chattanooga, Tn. 37407.


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