Anderson Welcomes Workman Avenue Improvements

Thursday, May 29, 2014

City Councilman Chris Anderson on Thursday voiced his support for the City of Chattanooga Transportation Department's plan to improve safety on Workman Avenue through a combination of new sidewalks and paving initiatives.

"Since the beginning of my term, I have been aware of the dangerous conditions on Workman Avenue. At that time, I made it a top priority to work closely with Transportation Department Administrator Blythe Bailey to ensure safety for the residents who live in the area and traverse that road on a day-to-day basis," said Councilman Chris Anderson.

"By the end of this year, we will have markedly improved those conditions by adding sidewalks in the most heavily trafficked portions of that road where people live and newly-striped bike lanes through the entire length of the road to add a layer of safety for pedestrians and bikers moving through the area."

"The first budget I voted for doubled the budget for sidewalks in the City of Chattanooga. I am committed to ensuring that the residents of my district and this city have safe options for transportation across the board," Councilman Anderson added. "Over the course of my term, we're going to be making several capital improvements to the conditions of our roads and sidewalks with safety as a top priority."


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