Chattanooga City Streets Are A Disgrace

Friday, November 3, 2017

Looks like the city of Chattanooga has money for many projects, some are good and some could be put on the back burner.  Most of the roads in Chattanooga have long been on the back burner for far too long.  It's really a disgrace for the citizens and visitors of this city to have to drive on city streets in such poor condition. 

However, on the city's behalf, Brainerd Road is now fantastic.  Just hope the gas company and water company don't have any plans to do repairs any time soon cutting up the nice asphalt. If they do, they need to have their workers trained better on how to make smooth and proper repairs. 

The city needs to start working on the MLK and Bailey Avenue end, up to the Missionary Ridge Tunnel.  Then we can say job completed for the one roadway. 

I'm not going to hold my breath on when the city will start fixing others.  Just hope some money is allocated for street repairs and it's soon.  Tired of replacing tires.

Jim Rosenbloom
Chattanooga



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