Transportation Project Updates
E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Streetscape Improvements
Intersection improvements at E. Matin Luther King Blvd. at King St. and University St. have been completed. Streetscape improvements, including sidewalk repairs and new curb ramp installation, will continue at multiple locations between Lindsay St. and Palmetto St. Limited lane closures may be needed throughout construction. Please watch for flaggers and use caution when travelling through the construction zone.
New sidewalk construction - Wheeler Ave., Wilcox Blvd., Camden St.
CDOT will be constructing a new sidewalk on Wheeler Avenue, Wilcox Boulevard, and Camden Street this fall and winter. Construction of sidewalks will begin on the east side of Wheeler Avenue between Citico Avenue and Wilcox Boulevard starting on Monday, October 24th. Partial lane closures may be necessary during construction, but all streets in the vicinity will remain open. There will be no parking on the east side of Wheeler Avenue in the vicinity of the construction zone. Construction on Wheeler Avenue will start on the southern end at Citico Ave, and is anticipated to last approximately 3 months. Please watch for flaggers and equipment, and use caution when travelling through the construction zone. The project will also include new sidewalks on the south side of Wilcox Boulevard between Wheeler Avenue and Dodson Avenue and the south side of Camden Street between Dodson Avenue and Roanoke Avenue. Construction of those sidewalks will commence upon the completion of the construction on Wheeler Avenue.
Gunbarrel Road Improvements
The City of Chattanooga is improving the Gunbarrel Road corridor north of Shallowford Road by adding additional vehicle capacity and constructing pedestrian facilities. Project construction will occur in phases during the coming months.
During construction of the first phase, Gunbarrel Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from Shallowford Road to Preston Circle beginning Wednesday, July 13. Vehicle traffic will be detoured along McCutcheon Road, Elam Lane, and Lifestyle Way.
For more details and a detour map, see the latest project update: