Road Closings Announced For Construction

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The southbound curb lane at 1825 Gunbarrel Road will be closed from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, for the repositioning of a fire hydrant.

The northwest corner of Broad Street and West 6th Street will be closed from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.  One lane of southbound Broad Street and one lane of eastbound West 6th Street will be closed for the project.

One lane on Hampton Street and the eastbound curb lane of East 3rd Street will be closed beginning on Tuesday, at 7 p.m. for storm sewer maintenance. The hours of operation will be 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Tuesday, through Friday, July 11. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.

The southbound lane of the 6700 block of Hickory Valley Road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, until Tuesday, July 22,  for a roadway widening project.  The lane closure will be from the intersection south about 400 feet in the southbound lane only. Traffic will be detoured east on Shallowford Road, to south on Lee Highway and back west on Conner Lane to Hickory Valley Road. All work is weather contingent.

In order to view a map of these closures, please visit:  http://www.chattanooga.gov/transportation/traffic-engineering-a-operations/special-events-a-street-closures


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