Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Here are upcoming street closings:

Dodson Road
Dodson Ave will be closed between Wilcox Boulevard and Wilson Street on Monday until Friday, March 29, between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the installation of the fire protection piping system for the Avondale YFD. Northbound and southbound traffic will be to Roanoke Avenue.

Ely Road
Ely Road will be closed between Ashland Terrace and Forest Glen Drive on Monday until Thursday, March 28, from 8 a.m.
until 3 p.m. for paving work. Access will be maintained for homeowners for all through traffic will be detoured.  

View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of projects underway in our public space.   

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Happenings

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Dawson Wheeler and Clint Powell sat down with Ben Friberg, as he discussed his passport and talkedabout his paddle board adventures near and far. They talked with Ben about paddling through Alaska's wild Yukon with Grizzlies spectating, paddling in Papua, New Guinea, founding the Chattajack 50k, and crossing the big channel from Cuba to Key West. Click here for the podcast. (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Beck Thanks Sheriff Hammond

I would like to take a moment to thank Sheriff Hammond and his patrol officers for their superb display of professionalism. Quick action in response to a request to the sheriff and his patrol division made family newcomers to our county delightfully surprised and comfortable. Our dad, James Crosby, made his transition on Father's Day and was laid to rest at Chattanooga National ... (click for more)

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Dakota Meyer, who on a day in September of 2011 defied battlefield orders to save the lives of over 30 soldiers who were pinned down in a brutal Afghanistan ambush, is coming to Chattanooga on July 12 on a very similar mission. The famed Marine sergeant, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroics, will be the headline speaker at the Sixth Annual America Heroes Dinner in ... (click for more)