TDOT to Close Existing On-Ramp from West MLK Blvd to US 27 North in Chattanooga

Closure will be in effect until new ramp completed later this year
Friday, July 17, 2020 | 09:18am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Beginning at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 20, 2020, Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews for the U.S. 27 reconstruction project in downtown Chattanooga will close the existing on‑ramp from West MLK Boulevard to U.S. 27 North. Once this closure is in place, motorists leaving downtown Chattanooga on West MLK Boulevard to travel north on U.S. 27 will be required to detour by making a left turn onto a new loop ramp. This detour will be in place until the new ramp from West MLK Boulevard to U.S. 27 North is completed later this year.

In addition to the detour route using the loop ramp, traffic can also use the ramp from West 4th Street to access U.S. 27 North.

This work is weather dependent. Should weather or unforeseen circumstances postpone this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.

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US-27 Ramp Closure