The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) operations crews will close the State Route 153 ramp at Access Road/Lake Resort Drive for repaving and restriping beginning at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. The ramp is expected to reopen to traffic by 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Detours will be posted.
In February, an emergency repair project was completed that addressed pavement and slope failures on the ramp. During the project, TDOT contract crews excavated and rebuilt the entire slope and roadway and corrected drainage issues. Once the work was completed, TDOT operations crews placed temporary pavement on the newly repaired portion of the ramp with the plan to return at a later date to place permanent pavement. Now that the weather has warmed up and our crews are able to obtain hot mix asphalt, they will repave the entire ramp. This will result in a much smoother ride for motorists using the ramp.
For travel information visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5-1-1. You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511.