The stretch of Highway 27 that cuts through Chattanooga will be widened and updated in an $80-million dollar project, Tennessee Department of Transportation commissioner John Schroer announced today.
The renovation will add two lanes to the Olgiati Bridge and rework the highway’s current tight corners and short off-ramps. Construction will start in 2015 and is expected to finish in 2017.
Some city officials had previously objected to TDOT’s plan for the 1.5-mile stretch, and the new plan reflects compromise on both sides, said Wes Hughen, TDOT Region 2 director of project development.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Shelly Bradbury joined the Times Free Press as a business reporter in January 2013, after starting with the paper as a general assignment intern in July 2012. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint Hill Times. Outside the newsroom, Shelly enjoys ...