Crews to Perform Maintenance Activities on Interstate 24 in Hamilton County

Work will require a temporary daytime lane closure on I-24 East

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – On Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 6:00 a.m. ET to no later than 2:00 p.m. ET, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will close the far-right lane of I-24 East between mile marker 181 and mile marker 183 allowing crews to remove vegetation from retaining walls along this section of interstate in Chattanooga, Hamilton County.

The work is necessary during daylight hours in order to provide safe working conditions for maintenance crews. Traffic control measures will be in place.

Drivers are strongly encouraged to reduce their speed and proceed with caution when approaching the work zone. Expect delays and consider an alternate route during this time.


BlueCross Bowl Road Closures

BlueCross Bowl – Tennessee High School Football Championships 

The following road will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 1st at 8:00 AM for the vendor set-up:

  • Reggie White Blvd between the Chattanooga Skate Park north entrance and W 20th Street

The following roads will be closed on Thursday, December 2nd from 7:00 AM until Saturday, December 5th at 11:59 PM:

  • Reggie White Blvd between the Chattanooga Skate Park north entrance and W 20th Street
  • Chestnut Street between W 17th Street and W 19th Street
  • W 19th Street between Reggie White Blvd and Chestnut Street
  • Northbound, right lane of W 20th Streetbetween Chestnut Street and Reggie White Blvd for bus loading/unloading.

Street parking will be prohibited on Chestnut Street within the closure on the dates/times listed above. Vehicles left within the closure will be towed at the owner’s expense.


Road Closures 11-30-21

Roberts Mill Road will be closed 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM until Dec. 1 due to guardrail repairs. Detours will go through the W Road and Signal Mountain Highway.

Dodds Avenue between E 45th and E 39th will be closed daily for water line installation. 


TDOT Contractor to Close Portion of Tucker Road in Collegedale, Hamilton County

Collegedale, Tenn. – As part of the SR-317 Apison Pike Reconstruction project from SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) to Layton Lane in Hamilton County, TDOT contract crews will close a portion of Tucker Road (from Spalding Drive to 5400 Tucker Road) within the project limits to allow for the completion of construction in areas currently under existing traffic. The closure will enable the contractor to finish this section of work as quickly as possible, including utilities, the tie-in for Tucker Road, grading, and drainage for the proposed SR-317. The closure will remain for approximately ten months until the final alignment of Tucker Road and SR-317 are prepared for traffic.

Beginning between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 

Motorists traveling to Apison Pike from Tucker Road:

  • Travel North on Tucker Road to Edgmon Road
  • Turn right and travel East on Edgmon Road approximately 0.6 miles to Tallant Road
  • Travel Southbound approximately 1.22 miles until arriving at Apison Pike

Motorists traveling to Tucker Road from Apison Pike:

  • Turn onto Tallant Road
  • Travel North approximately 1.22 miles to Edgmon Road
  • Turn left and travel West on Edgmon Road approximately 0.6 miles
  • Turn left onto Tucker Road

The detour will be facilitated by several road signs, traffic control devices, and temporary message boards in both directions. This work is weather-dependent. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.

Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc. is the contractor for the $93.1 million SR-317 (Apison Pike) construction project realigning and widening approximately 3.4 miles of roadway slated for completion in summer of 2025. To get more information on the SR-317 (Apison Pike) project, visit the project website at


TDOT Halts Lane Closures for Holiday Travel

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During Thanksgiving Holiday

No Lane Closure Activity for Holiday Travel Period

NASHVILLE – Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction-related lane closures will be stoppedbeginning at noon on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, through midnight on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

“Thanksgiving is typically the most traveled holiday of the year,” said TDOT Commissioner Joe Galbato. “Halting road work during this time will provide maximum capacity on our highways and help alleviate congestion, especially during the predicted peak travel days of Wednesday and Sunday. TDOT’s regional HELP Trucks will also be working throughout the holiday weekend to assist with incidents that may occur along the interstates.”

While all lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on-site in some construction zones. Long-term lane closures will also remain in place on some construction projects for motorists’ safety. Motorists are reminded to drive safely and obey the posted speeds, especially in work zones. Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.  

AAA projects more than 53.4 million Americans will travel this Thanksgiving, up 13% from 2020. In Tennessee, the expectation is 1.2 million travelers.


Crews to Perform Repairs on SR-27 near LM 16 in Marion County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – TDOT Maintenance crews will be making repairs to the embankment on SR-27 near log mile 16 in Marion County from 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. For the safety of the traveling public when work is occurring, a road closure is required in both directions from log mile 16.1 (near the Powell Crossroads Sport Park) to log mile 15.8 (near Burnett Road). Residents within the area will not be affected by this closure and will maintain access to their driveways throughout.

Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed, proceed with caution when approaching the work zone, and consider an alternate route during this time.


Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Testing this Sunday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing and maintenance on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, September 12, 2021 during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic. From 8:00 a.m. EST to no later than 2:00 p.m. EST, the bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as the testing is performed. 

Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay this week’s inspection, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date. Drivers are advised to use the Olgiati Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes while the Market Street Bridge is closed.


Upcoming Construction Road Closures

Hampton Street

Hampton Street between E 3rd Street and Blackford Street will be closed Saturday, September 11th from 7:30 AM until Noon for a crane lift. Detours will be posted via Central Avenue.  Emergency Room access will be maintained via Central/Blackford. 

UTC Crane Lifts

The following roads on the UTC campus will see very brief sidewalk, lane, and/or full closures while multiple crane lifts are conducted on Saturday, September 11th, and early morning Sunday, September 12th:

Campus Drive between McCallie Ave and E 8th Street

E 8th Street between Campus Drive and Palmetto Street

Flaggers will be present directing traffic around any obstructions in the right of way. 

Dodds Avenue

Dodds Avenue between E 47th Street and E 48th Street will be closed Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 24th for a water main replacement. Detours will be posted.

Old Lee Highway

Old Lee Highway between Stonehenge Drive and Green Shanty Road will be closed Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 17thfrom 9 AM until 2:30 PM for citywide services repair work. Detours will be posted via Apison Pike and Bonny Oaks.

2105 Watauga Street

Watauga Street between E 23rd Street and E 21st Street will be closed Monday, September 13th through Wednesday, October 13th for a sewer replacement.  Detours will be posted. 

Lindsay Street – Southbound

Southbound Lindsay Street between Oak Street and McCallie Ave will be closed Monday, September 13th from 9 AM until 4 PM. Detours will be posted via Houston.