Chestnut Street & Bailey Avenue Improvements
The Chattanooga Department of Transportation will be implementing a road safety and improvement project on Bailey Avenue and Chestnut Street to improve roadway conditions, calm traffic, increase safety for all users, and create a welcoming place in the heart of vibrant neighborhoods and commercial districts.
Building on improvements to E. Martin Luther King Blvd. this project will:
- Repave Bailey Ave. from Central Ave. to Dodds 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.
In addition, this project will repave Chestnut Street from West 4th Street to the north of Aquarium Way.
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.
Chestnut Street & Bailey Avenue corridor to be repaved
Bailey Avenue Right-Sizing
Previous roadway configuration
New roadway configuration
Construction is scheduled to begin the week of October 12th, 2020.
This work will focus on ADA ramp updates and installations along Bailey Ave from Central Ave to Dodds Ave. This will require the closure of the curb lane to traffic while construction crews are working on the ramps. Additionally, there is some sewer work that needs to occur along Bailey Ave prior to the milling and repaving of the road. CDOT is coordinating to have this work done along with the ADA ramp work. Due to the fast approaching winter months, the construction schedule will focus on the ramp installation and sewer work to be completed in the fall and the milling, repaving, and striping will be completed in the spring.
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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.
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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.