CDOT Announces Upcoming Road Closures

Friday, February 14, 2020
Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following road closures:  
 
Reminder: 629 Market St.
 
The Market Street closure started Friday at 1 p.m. between 6th Street and 7th Street for crane installation. This closure is in effect until Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 5 a.m. Detours are posted via Broad Street.  

Ely Road at Hixson Pike
 
Beginning Monday, Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. through Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., Ely Road will be closed between Bagwell Avenue and Hixson Pike for repaving.
Detours will be posted via Bagwell Avenue.   For the same duration, Hixson Pike at the intersection of Ely Road will see single lane closures both northbound and southbound to accommodate repaving. Please use caution when traveling through the construction zone and plan for potential delays.    

5200 Hunter Road
 
The 5200 block of Hunter Road will be closed beginning Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. daily for sewer repairs. Detours will be posted.

Standifer Gap Road
 
Standifer Gap Road  near the intersection of Shallowford Road will be closed beginning Monday, Feb. 17 through Thursday, Feb. 20 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily for excavation work. Detours will be posted.

Jersey Pike at Norfolk Southern Railroad
 
Jersey Pike between Highway 153 and Bonny Oaks Drive will be closed beginning Monday, Feb. 17 through Wednesday, Feb. 19 for railroad grade crossing repairs. Detours will be posted.

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

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