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Construction Board Renderings Update 3

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Closure

Overview

The City of Chattanooga is making significant improvements in the Miller Park District, which includes the new Miller Park and completely renovating MLK Boulevard between the park and Miller Plaza. On Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, crews are beginning the phase that includes the renovation of MLK Boulevard and requires a full closure of the road to complete this portion.

The construction of MLK Boulevard includes replacing the asphalt with patterned pavers, adding a tree-lined median, and other visual representations that will guide people from Miller Plaza to Miller Park. The design will maintain the same number of through lanes and left turn lanes but will shorten the pedestrian crossing distance at Market Street, enhancing safety. The new MLK Boulevard will expand space for cherished events such as Nightfall, while maintaining functionality for vehicular traffic through the heart of downtown Chattanooga.

Once complete, the new section of MLK Boulevard will be a gateway to an important corridor in Chattanooga, that’s experiencing revitalization with new businesses emerging. During Nightfall, the street will be a unique place where people will gather together as they go between the park and plaza, listening to incredible music.

Timeline

Nov. 13, 2017 - Full closure of MLK Boulevard between Miller Plaza & Miller Park

Mid-February 2018 - MLK Boulevard reopens (closure expected to last 100 days)

Mid-February to Mid-March 2018 - Full closure of Georgia Avenue between MLK Boulevard & Patten Parkway

Summer 2018 - New Miller Park Opens

Detours

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation (CDOT) have developed a detour plan to minimize the impact to traffic and businesses. Maps are available below. Posted detour signs will guide drivers around construction.

If you live or work downtown, try moving around using CARTA’s free electric shuttle, walking or by bike. In an effort to ease commute times, CARTA will offer a preloaded flex pass with six (6) trips for their fixed route services; a free membership to Green Commuter Car share (a $25.00 value) and $35.00 worth of ride credits, through the CARTA Go program and is offering a $15 monthly discount to park in the CARTA North Garage through February 2018. Call the Chattanooga Parking Authority at (423) 648-4031 to sign up. Bike Chattanooga will provide annual memberships at half off for $25. Contact CDOT at 423-643-6156 for more information about this offer.

Who Do I Contact for More Info?

For detour assistance & maps, contact CDOT at (423) 643-6156. For questions about the Miller Park project, contact Public Works at ebooker@chattanooga.gov or (423)643-6185. For any other questions and updates, visit connect.chattanooga.gov/miller-park.

Upcoming Community Info Meetings

Next Thursday, November 9, 2017, there will be community information sessions to provide updates about the status of the Miller Park construction and the closure of MLK Blvd. The information sessions will be held at 9am and again at 2:30pm on each Thursday. The information will be the same at all meetings, so attending one meeting is sufficient. Meeting schedule:

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Riverfront Parkway Restriping

The City of Chattanooga Department of Transportation will be restriping Riverfront Parkway to improve safety for all people travelling through the corridor and increase the number of available street parking spots. The curb lanes from Martin Luther King Blvd. to the Olgiati Bridge will be converted to parking with a bicycle facility. This project is intended to calm traffic speeds entering the waterfront district and increase parking along the parkway from the current 10 to 127 spaces. Vehicle access to all driveways and street crossings will not be affected.

Restriping Riverfront Parkway is an opportunity to increase the safety of all users - drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists - by calming traffic, separating pedestrians from vehicles and providing safer street crossings, and adding on-street bicycle lanes with little impact of the travel time for vehicles on Riverfront Parkway. This project is part of larger efforts to make our streets safer, and it is an important part of our mission to make safe and efficient transportation options for all Chattanoogans.

The work will be done in late October, and take one week. Only the curb lanes will need to be closed for work. The details of the project can be found on the attachment.

For more information about bicycle facilities and how to use them, please visit our website: http://www.chattanooga.gov/transportation/transportation-resources/bicycling

Please call 423-643-6156 or email jsusman@chattanooga.gov with any questions regarding the project.

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Bicycle Facility Installation

As part of the City of Chattanooga Bike Implementation Plan, CDOT uses City crews to install bike infrastructure on streets throughout the City as part of routine maintenance and restriping. City crews will be installing the following bike facilities:

Bicycle routes

 

Street From To
Cowart St. Market St. W. 20th St.
E. 14th St. Central Ave. Dodds Ave.
Gateway Ave. W. Martin Luther King Blvd. Cameron Ln.
Tremont St. Mississippi Ave. Hixson Pk.

 

Bicycle lanes

Street From To
W. 6th St. Cameron Ln. Chestnut St.
W. Shepherd Rd. Shepherd Rd. Shallowford Rd.


The configurations and traffic capacity of these roadways will not change. The installation of these bike facilities is part of CDOT's mission to make efficient transportation choices viable for all people, and it is a key part of the Chattanooga Complete Streets Ordinance with states that, "The City shall approach every transportation improvement project phase with the purpose to create safe, more accessible streets for all users. These phases include...construction, reconstruction, operation and maintenance."

Please see the Transportation Resources section of our website for details about bike facilities in Chattanooga and the Bike Implementation Plan. Please call 423-643-5950 with any questions or for additional details.

 

Administration
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street, Suite 3030 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Office Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: (423) 643-5950

Request new or report problems with existing traffic control devices by calling 311, (423) 643-6311, or by visiting CHA311.com.

Brian May