Vehicle Testing Centers To Close For Independence Day Holiday Weekend

Monday, June 23, 2014

All vehicle emissions testing centers in Hamilton County will close on Friday, Jul. 4 and Saturday, Jul. 5 in celebration of Independence Day.

Austin Road and Eastgate Loop locations will resume testing on Tuesday, Jul. 8 and Riverfront Parkway and Bonnyshire Drive locations will resume testing on Monday, Jul. 7. Normal hours of operation are listed below.

“Customer service remains a top priority for us,” said Prentiss Taylor, program manager for the Tennessee Vehicle Inspection program administrated by Envirotest Systems.

“Planning ahead means less time waiting in line and more time enjoying the beautiful, Tennessee summer.”

Mr. Taylor recommends visiting the testing facilities on Wednesdays and Thursdays, when testing volume is usually lighter, and to avoid testing in the final days of the month.

Envirotest, provider of vehicle emissions testing and inspection, has a contract with the State of Tennessee to test vehicles for the improvement of air quality in Hamilton County, in addition to four Middle Tennessee counties, as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to meet the Clean Air Act.

“Vehicle emissions testing has proven effective in helping Tennessee improve its air quality,” Mr. Taylor said.

Normal hours of operation and testing center locations for Hamilton County are:

· 5206 Austin Road in Hixson and 720 Eastgate Loop in Chattanooga are open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and for both locations, Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They are closed Sunday and Monday.

· 1620 Riverfront Pkwy. and 7460 Bonnyshire Dr. in Chattanooga are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. They are closed Saturday and Sunday.






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