Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Friday, November 1, 2013

Riverfront Parkway from Aquarium Way to Molly Street, Chestnut Street from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Parkway, Power Alley from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Parkway and the southbound Veterans Bridge exit ramp will be closed through 8 p.m. on Sunday, for the Head of the Hooch.  Northbound Riverfront Parkway will be closed to through traffic at ML King Boulevard.  Detours will be posted.

Wilson Street from Bonny Oaks Drive to Lightfoot Mill Road will be closed from 6-10 p.m. each evening through Saturday, for the Oakwood Baptist Church Judgment House.

ML King Boulevard between Broad Street and Georgia Avenue, and Market Street between East 8th Street and East 10th Street will be closed from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, for SWAP, sponsored by Heil Environmental.

Reggie White Boulevard, between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park, and Chestnut Street between West 19th Street and West 17th Street will be closed from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, for the USSBA Southern States Band Competition.  West 17th Street between Broad Street and Chestnut Street will be closed to through traffic.  The curb and inside lanes of eastbound and westbound 20th Street will be closed for bus parking.

Reggie White Boulevard, between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park, will be closed from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday, for the Chattanooga Market.


Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:  U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:  Work on this project continues.  The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone has been lowered to 45 MPH.  The contractor may have temporary ... (click for more)

Dalton Police Department Fundraising Kicks Off For Law Enforcement Torch Run

Following its best Special Olympics fundraising effort ever in 2016, the Dalton Police Department is once again joining police departments from across Georgia in the Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser. The DPD is taking part to help send Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) athletes to the state games and fund other important parts of SOGA’s operation. Anyone can help by purchasing ... (click for more)

School Board Turns Thumbs Down To Proposed Funding Of Central Track

County school board members on Thursday night expressed a number of concerns about a proposed $500,000 new track under consideration for funding by the County Commission at Central High School. The vote was 9-0 to table a motion to accept the money (if offered). Karitsa Mosley-Jones said, "We've got students at schools on a high priority list and you're going to give me a track?" ... (click for more)

School Board Approves 4-Year Contract Extension With Independent Bus Drivers, Who Say They Can Handle 100 Routes; Extension Given On Custodial Contract

The county school board on Thursday night extended the contract by four years of school bus owner operators, who said they could deliver on 100 bus routes. The board delayed until a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Central High School the issue of whether to accept the offer of 100 contract routes. That would be handled by many of the current 49 owner operators taking ... (click for more)

Bikers Need To Have Licenses And Insurance - And Response

I am okay with Haslam’s idea of raising the gas tax and lowering the food tax.  But, I want to see a tax of bicycles since they have their own lanes now and they also have to be maintained. How much revenue would that bring in?  I would think if we have enough bike riders to have the lanes in the first place, there must be enough to generate some money for road improvements. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Where Is Central’s Auditorium?

I am surely one of the biggest proponents of high school athletics there is, especially after half a decade of being an eye witness to the vast array of lessons that are learned every day by anyone associated with sports. That said, I have watched the Hamilton County Commission waffle on a $500,000 track at Central High School with a certain curiosity because the same high school ... (click for more)