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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

A $40 million road project will mean the biggest changes in decades for motorists exiting Interstate 24 to Chattanooga's Southside and Lookout Mountain.

State transportation planners are eyeing a wider eastbound exit lane, a new ramp into the Southside and a connector road to simpler interchanges at South Broad, Williams and Market streets.

"It will open up the Southside," Tennessee Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn said.

Mike Mallen, a Chattanooga businessman whose group is trying to redevelop the former U.S. Pipe and Wheland Foundry sites off south Broad, termed the plan "a game-changer for Southside access" and for the Lookout Mountain attractions.

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