Beginning at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Monday night, July 20, 2020, contract crews for the U.S. 27 reconstruction project in downtown Chattanooga will close the existing on‑ramp from West MLK Blvd. to U.S. 27 North. Once this closure is in place, motorists leaving downtown Chattanooga on West MLK Blvd. to travel north on U.S. 27 will be required to detour by making a left turn onto a new loop ramp.This detour will be in place until the new ramp from West MLK Blvd. to U.S. 27 North is completed later this year.
In addition to the detour route using the loop ramp, traffic can also use the ramp from West 4th Street to access U.S. 27 North.
This work is weather dependent. Should weather or unforeseen circumstances postpone this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.
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As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and “Know Before You Go!” by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.