Region News: Number of parking spaces to increase on Riverfront Parkway

Region News: Number of parking spaces to increase on Riverfront Parkway

October 23rd, 2017 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

Riverfront restriping set

CHATTANOOGA — Crews will be restriping part of Riverfront Parkway this week to improve safety and increase the number of parking spaces.

Jonathan Susman with the Chattanooga Department of Transportation said the work will take place in the section between M.L. King Boulevard and the Olgiati Bridge. He said the curb lanes will be converted to parking spaces and a bicycle facility. He said the left lanes will remain open in both directions while the work takes place.

The result will increase the number of parking spaces to 148 and also will calm traffic, he said.

The work should be completed by the end of October and the left lanes will remain open through the project, Susman said.

Get flu shot fast

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — Drive-through flu shots will be available from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at CHI Memorial Convenient Care locations in LaFayette, Ga., and Signal Mountain, Tenn.

Regular flu vaccines and high-dose vaccines for those age 65 and older will be available. Most insurance companies will pay 100 percent of the cost, a CHI Memorial news release states. The vaccine is $25 for those without insurance.

No appointment is necessary. Those getting shots will be asked to wait about 15 minutes afterward to make sure there are no adverse reactions. No one with a fever will be given a vaccine.

On Signal Mountain, the site is 238 Taft Highway, Suite 170. In LaFayette, it's at 615 E. Villanow St.

For more information on the 2016-2017 flu season, visit the CDC's webpage.

Cemetery tour is Sunday

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — History will come to life Sunday when Lee University history majors and volunteers re-enact the lives of famous Cleveland residents during the 11th annual walking tour of historic Fort Hill Cemetery.

This year's tour will focus on the World War I era, a news release states. Historical characters will include John and Margaret Aiken, James F. Barnes, Frank and Mary Hardwick, George and Martha Lea, Lans and Ruth Mckenzie, Columbus and Margaret Mee, Jefferson Davis Morelock Jr., John Simmons Morelock, and Clarence and Edith Richmond.

Tours begin at 4 p.m. and continue until dusk. The last tour will begin shortly after 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and $2 for students.

Parking is available at the Boys and Girls Club, and a shuttle will be available.

Toy run is Nov. 5

ROSSVILLE — The 2017 Dino Richardson Memorial Toy Run will be held Nov. 5 in Walker County, Ga.

The annual event benefits the Al Millard Memorial Stockings Full of Love charity that provides toys for low-income children at Christmas.

The event starts at 2 p.m. at Ridgeland High School, 2478 Happy Valley Road in Rossville, and ends at LaFayette High School. Riders should bring a new, unwrapped toy or a cash donation.

For more information, call 706-956-4779 or 705-638-1809.


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