Center Turn Lane To Be Added On Cummings Highway Beginning Next Week

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Tennessee Department of Transportation in conjunction with the City of Chattanooga will modify a 0.7-mile section of U.S. 41/Cummings Highway in the Tiftonia/Lookout Valley area of Chattanooga to add a continuous center turn lane. 

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, TDOT contract crews will restripe the section of Cummings Highway from the entrance of the Walmart Supercenter to the CSX Railroad underpass near Drew Road to accommodate the center turn lane.

The City of Chattanooga will adjust the traffic signals and add appropriate signage.

This modification will also result in the reduction of travel lanes from two to one on westbound Cummings Highway (away from downtown Chattanooga).  Eastbound Cummings Highway toward downtown Chattanooga will remain in its current configuration of two travel lanes.

Once the restriping work begins, it could take the majority of the day to complete.  Drivers are urged to be alert as this work is taking place and to be aware of the new traffic pattern once the work is completed.

This work is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible. 


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