Utility Work Road Closures

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

May St. between Tunnel Blvd and N Germantown Road will be closed, Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. for utility work.  Detour will be posted.

View a map of road closures on the Transportation Department’s website:

http://www.chattanooga.gov/transportation/traffic-engineering-a-operations/special-events-a-street-closures


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