CDOT Announces Events and Road Closures For Sept. 25-29

Monday, September 23, 2019

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces events and closures for Wednesday through Sunday. 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Film Night in Cooper's Alley - Mad Priest and London Calling, in association with The Palace Theater, will be hosting 'FILM NIGHTS IN COOPER'S ALLEY', on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m.-midnight, with a screening of "Blindspotting". This series of events will be held every last Wednesday of the month through Nov. 27.    

Thursday, Sept. 26 

Ales on 8th -  W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Thursday, Sept 28th from 2-11 p.m. This closure will be in effect each Thursday evening through Feb. 27, 2020.  

Alley Hour - Cooper's Alley (Passageways 2.0) will be closed for vehicular traffic on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 1-11 p.m. for an evening of live music and cocktails with the businesses along the corridor.  

Saturday, Sept. 28

UTC Mocs Home Football Games - Chestnut Street between W 17th Street and W 19th Street, Reggie White Boulevard between pavilion parking access road and W 19th Street, and also W 19th Street between Reggie White Boulevard and Chestnut Street will be closed for all UTC Home Football Games at Finley Stadium between 5 a.m. and 11:30  p.m.  Closure will take place on these specific dates: 8/29, 9/21, 9/28, 10/17, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/13, 12/14, 12/20, 12/21.  

West Village Street Festivals -  Pine Street between W 7th Street  (south of the the Republic Parking lot) and W M.L. King Boulevard, and W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed from 8 a.m.-midnight each Saturday through Dec. 27.

 Sunday, Sept. 29

Chattanooga Market - Reggie White Boulevard between W 17th Street and W 19th Street will be closed Sunday, Sept. 29 from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. for the Chattanooga Market. This week's featured event is the "Apple Festival".

Ironman 2019 - Athletes from across the country compete in this year's Little Debbie Ironman Chattanooga. Festivities start Thursday at Ross' Landing with the race beginning Sunday, Sept. 29 at 7:20 a.m. Multiple roads in Downtown, North Shore, Riverfront, Alton Park and St Elmo will be affected.  Traffic impact maps can be viewed here.  For recommended viewing locations of the race, reference the Ironman Spectator Guide.     

View CDOT's map of event and road closuresfor full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space.


3 Cities Successfully Complete 2019 Community Accelerator Program

Aslinger Road Reopened

Chattanooga Pets Coffee Book Benefits HES

Three cities in the greater Chattanooga region - Dayton, LaFayette, and Bridgeport, Al. - have completed the 2019 Thriving Communities program of Thrive Regional Partnership. They are now eligible ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Highway Department reports the bridge replacement that has been taking place in the 1900 block of Aslinger Road in Sale Creek is now complete. The road is now open to ... (click for more)

Paw Prints of Chattanooga, the first Chattanooga area pet-based coffee table book, will benefit the Humane Educational Society. Area pets may participate during a temporary set-up for pet ... (click for more)


McKamey Animal Center Adoptables Of The Week

This week’s featured adoptables at McKamey Animal Center are Helena and Ada. On the left is Helena. At 10 years old this friendly, spunky, tiny girl has never met a stranger and brings out smiles in everyone she meets. Ada, right, is five years old and loves to snuggle. She is shy at first, but loves affection, other cats and doesn’t even mind dogs. Come meet them, and ... (click for more)

3 Cities Successfully Complete 2019 Community Accelerator Program

Three cities in the greater Chattanooga region - Dayton, LaFayette, and Bridgeport, Al. - have completed the 2019 Thriving Communities program of Thrive Regional Partnership. They are now eligible to apply for a $20,000 seed grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation to kickstart their incubated strategies for local, asset-based community vibrancy and growth. Thriving Communities ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Thurman Says Discipline Real Problem In County Schools; Johnson Says His Focus Is Academic Improvement

County School Board member Rhonda Thurman said Monday that teachers are quitting the county schools because they face attacks from unruly students and they don't get backing from the administration. Supt. Bryan Johnson said, "We absolutely have challenges," but he said he puts his focus on academic improvement. He said a disciplinary committee meeting took two hours, and he would ... (click for more)

Eyewitness Account Given Of Murder Of Tracy Calloway, Though 4 Defendants Tried To Waive Hearing

An expressive witness, general disorder, and a circus-like atmosphere defined a preliminary hearing involving four men accused of the July murder of Tracy Calloway. On July 21, Antonio Watkins, 25; Prandel Reid Jr., 27, Gary Cross, 23, and Jamichael Smith, 26, allegedly drove up to Mr. Calloway’s residence and began shooting. Calloway, who was located in a white car parked in ... (click for more)


Would Foreign Teachers Make Better Instructors For Inner-City Students? - And Response

It seems a week doesn't go by, sometimes more in one week, without Roy or someone writing some coded messages denigrating inner-city schools and the students (using another code-hint hint) that attend inner-city schools. Which reminded me of something from decades ago about teachers from foreign countries perhaps making better instructors for inner city students. At least those ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Same Ole ‘Bored’

As it just so happened, on the same day the Hamilton County School Board held a special two-hour meeting on Monday over disturbing disciplinary concerns among its 44,000 students, the Nashville Tennessean published a revealing report on school suspensions in the Nashville Metro Public Schools. After five years and a $2 million study, the results were available -- Nashville had launched ... (click for more)