Bridge Work Prompts Weekend Closures on SR 153 in Hamilton County

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 07:47am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Drivers traveling on SR 153 in Hamilton County should be aware of upcoming road construction activities that will have an impact on traffic. Tennessee Valley Authority contract crews will begin weekend closures of the SR 153 bridge over the Chickamauga Dam to perform resurfacing activities. Only one direction of SR 153 will be closed at a time. This work will occur over the next several weekends, except for Independence Day weekend. Once work on the SR 153 South side is complete (estimated 3 – 4 weekends) work will switch to the SR 153 North side (estimated 3 – 4 weekends).

Beginning Friday, May 31, 2024, at 9:00 pm ET and continuing until 6:00 am ET on Monday, June 3, 2024, crews will close the SR 153 South bridge for repairs.

A signed detour will be in place directing drivers around the closure.

SR 153 South Detour:

  • Exit right for SR 319 South, DuPont Parkway
  • Continue straight on SR 319 to Amnicola Highway
  • Merge right to return to SR 153 South

Drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution as they travel through this area. Queue trucks and law enforcement will be present to assist. This work is weather permitting. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay this work, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date.

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at 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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