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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Happenings

Jerry Summers: De La - Signal Mountain's Infamous Resident (1920-2001)

In a wooded area between the W Road and Taft Highway on Albion Street lies the former residence of Byron De La Beckwith, convicted killer of National Association Advertisement of Colored People (NAAC) Mississippi field secretary Medgar Evans on June 12, 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi. De La was born on November 9, 1920 in Colusa, California and at the age of six moved to Greenwood ... (click for more)

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When a crime is committed in Whitfield County, crime scene technician Maria Pack is often there to help make sure the truth comes out and justice is served. For her dedication to her job, Ms. Pack has been named Whitfield County’s Employee of the Month for January. It’s an honor well-deserved, according to Sgt. Daniel Jones, who nominated her for the award. “Since ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Company Planning $225 Million Expansion In Chattanooga; 87 Jobs To Be Added

A company is planning a $225 million expansion in Chattanooga, County Commission members were told Wednesday. There will be 87 jobs added by the project, it was stated. However, officials said they could not disclose the name of the company yet. The county is applying for a $870,000 Fasttrack Economic Develop grant to assist with construction costs. (click for more)

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The Chattanooga Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be making significant improvements along Shepherd Road and Airport Connector Road as part of the Airport Master Plan, officials said. Upgrades will include traffic calming narrowed lanes, bicycle lanes, curb and gutters, pedestrian ways and sidewalks, and landscape improvements. The new roadway cross section will ... (click for more)

Opinion

Jerry Summers: Chattanooga's Second Downtown Gem

As one of the citizens who crowded into the public opening of the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honors Heritage Center adjacent to the Tennessee Aquarium on Saturday, it was a remarkable and memorable occasion. Fifteen Medal of Honor recipients were recognized and honored. Generals and privates who served our country mingled with each other with no one pulling rank. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Worst Ash Wednesday

Today, and every Ash Wednesday to come in my life, will be the anniversary of the longest one hour I ever spent. And, what’s more, either this year or next will mark the 50th year I attended an early Ash Wednesday service that provided one of my life’s greatest lessons. Back in the day a gaggle of us swells from Ole Miss had descended on what was brazenly called “an adventure” in ... (click for more)