Friday, September 15, 2017 | 9:39am
Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Testing this Sunday
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing and maintenance on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, September 17, 2017, during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic. From 8:00 a.m. EDT to 2:00 p.m. EDT, the bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as the testing is performed.
This work is weather dependent. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay the inspection, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date. Drivers are advised to use the Olgiati Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes while the Market Street Bridge is closed.
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In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation lost three workers in the line of duty. All three were struck by passing motorists. Those tragedies bring the total number of TDOT lives lost to 112. We don’t want to lose another member of our TDOT family. We’re asking you to WORK WITH US. To learn more, go to the website at http://www.tn.gov/tdot/section/work-with-us.
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