Plans in the works to begin two-way conversion on downtown city streets
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.