New Loop Ramp Open to Traffic at Exit 11 in Hamilton County

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | 06:19am
Temporary Slip Ramp on Hilltop Drive Now Closed
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Drivers in the Ooltewah area now have another way to access I-75 South at the Ooltewah interchange. TDOT opened a new loop ramp to traffic this morning, giving those traveling on west Lee Highway (US-11)  their own free-flowing ramp to access I-75 South. Traffic coming from
Hunter and Mountain View Roads will continue to use the current on-ramp, but there will no longer be a conflict with traffic accessing the interstate from the other direction. 
Also, as the I-75 widening/Ooltewah interchange improvement project nears completion, the temporary ramp accessing I-75 South from Hilltop Drive has been closed to traffic. The Federal Highway Administration allowed TDOT to open this ramp during construction to alleviate congestion in the area of the interchange. Now that the interchange is fully open, the new loop ramp should allow for improved traffic flow in the area, reducing the need for the temporary ramp.
For up to date travel information, please visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at for statewide travel information. TDOT also has multiple Twitter accounts including interstate specific accounts. 
Motorists are reminded to use all motorist information tools responsibly. Drivers should refrain from texting, tweeting or using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle. TDOT advises drivers to “Know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for your destination.
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For more information contact:
Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer

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