E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Improvements

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation will be implementing a road safety and improvement project on E. Martin Luther King Blvd.  to improve roadway conditions, calm traffic, increase safety for all users, and create a welcoming place along the heart of vibrant neighborhoods and commercial districts.

Building on improvements to E. Martin Luther King Blvd. at Miller Park, this project will:

  • Repave E. Martin Luther King Blvd. from Georgia Ave. to Central Ave.
  • Repair the roadway beneath the surface
  • Transition the roadway configuration from four lanes to three lanes (one travel lane in each direction and one center turn lane) with bike lanes. On-street parking will remain.

This project will be continued along Bailey Ave. as it is repaved later in 2018.

For information about the safety improvements, benefits of the roadway configuration change, and feedback we have received about the project, please see the More Information section below.

MLK Paving Map

E. Martin Luther King Blvd. corridor to be repaved

Previous roadway configuration

New roadway configuration

Timeline

 

Construction on E. Martin Luther King Blvd. is substantially complete. Periodic lane closures may be necessary to finalize construction. Posted detour signs will guide drivers around construction.

Please check back for updates about the schedule for Bailey Ave. repaving.

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More Information

For information about the safety improvements, benefits of the roadway configuration change, and feedback we have received about the corridor, please read the E. Martin Luther King Blvd. and Bailey Ave. Project Report.

Still have questions? Contact CDOT

423-643-5950

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CDOT aims to make efficient transportation viable for all commuters - cyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and motorists while enhancing public spaces for all people.

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