Downtown Two-Way Conversion

In response to recommendations of downtown planning work, most recently in the Chattanooga Forward Downtown Task Force and the City Center Plan and as far back as early 2000s, in 2017-2018 the Chattanooga Department of Transportation studied the possibility of converting the downtown one-way streets back to two-way streets.

Based on the results of the study, CDOT will be converting Lindsay St. and Houston St. from 11th St. to McCallie Ave. from one-way to two way (see map below). The conversion will add:

  • New lane markings, signs, and traffic signals
  • New on-street parking

Changes to the streets will begin in April 2019, and they are expected to be completed by mid-May 2019.




Contact CDOT at 423-643-5950


See below for planning studies that have recommended further studying two-way conversions downtown:

The following streets were included in the overall study:

5th St., 6th St., 7th St., 8th St., Walnut St., Lindsay St., and Houston St.

Two-Way Conversion Map