The Chattanooga Department of Transportation plans to convert sections of some downtown one-way streets to two-way streets.

City leaders tell Channel 3 the conversion will impact Lindsay Street and Houston Street between McCallie Avenue and East 11th Street.

Channel 3 first reported the proposal in 2017 when city leaders asked for the public’s input.

The city council later approved spending nearly $70,000 to hire an engineering firm to study the idea.

At the time, city officials said there were seven remaining one-way downtown city streets that would be studied:

  • Houston Street between Vine Street and Market Street
  • Lindsay Street between Vine Street and Houston Street
  • Walnut Street between 5th Street and Georgia Avenue
  • 8th Street between Chestnut Street and Houston Street
  • 7th Street between Pine Street and Georgia Avenue
  • 6th Street between Chestnut Street and Lookout Street
  • 5th Street between Market Street and Georgia Avenue

A spokesperson for the city said the last time the city converted several one-way streets was more than a decade ago, and this would be the second phase.

Signs will be posted on March 27 and work on the streets is expected to be finished in May.