Olgiati Bridge over Tennessee River in Chattanooga to Undergo Survey This Sunday, January 11, 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015 | 03:12am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation survey crews will conduct an in depth survey of the Olgiati Bridge on U.S. 27 over the Tennessee River in Chattanooga on Sunday, January 11, 2015 beginning at 6:00 a.m. EST and ending by 6:00 p.m. EST.  During the survey, the bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction. 

Additionally, the 4th Street entrance ramp to U.S. 27 North will be closed to traffic as the survey is performed.  A detour will be posted. 

The crews will be gathering detailed information about the bridge in anticipation of a future widening project.  TDOT Operations personnel will assist with traffic control.

This work is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay the survey, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date.  Drivers wishing to avoid the area during this work are advised to use the Market Street Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes. 

For travel information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.SmartWay.tn.gov/traffic or call the 5 1 1 motorist information line.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511 or any of TDOT’s other Twitter pages.  Smartphone users can download TDOT’s new SmartWay web application at www.TNsmartWay.com/Traffic to access TDOT’s live streaming SmartWay cameras, dynamic message signs, incidents, construction, and road conditions 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
Office 423-510-1164


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