CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched a website to keep the public informed on the progress of the US 27 (SR 29) reconstruction project in downtown Chattanooga. The $102.5 million project will widen a 1.62 mile section of US 27 to three lanes in each direction beginning at Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to SR-8 (Signal Mountain Boulevard).
The website features project facts, contact information, and frequently asked questions. The website will be updated often with information on work that has been accomplished and work that lies ahead. Those interested in the project are encouraged to check back often for current project information.
The US 27 project began late last year and is scheduled to be complete in October 2014. The project will make significant improvements for traffic entering and exiting US 27; including additional acceleration and deceleration lanes to improve traffic flow. The project also includes at least 30 retaining walls.
For travel and TDOT construction information visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway
or call 511 from any land-line or cellular phone. You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511
or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511
. Smart phone users can use the TDOT SmartWay Mobile
website at http://m.tdot.tn.gov/SmartWay/
to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.
As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.
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For more information contact:
Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer