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Front Page - Friday, August 11, 2017

City of Chattanooga to begin striping Northpoint Boulevard




Crews are making progress remediating Northpoint Boulevard in Chattanooga. The repairs will bring the road up to standards and increase safety along the route that connects Hixson Pike and Highway 153.

As part of repaving Northpoint, the city will be restriping the road. Upon completion of the project, the road will include the same prior number of lanes (three), which includes two travel lanes and a center turn lane along the full length of the corridor.

As is standard practice, the lane widths will be kept a consistent, standard width. Because the existing roadway width varies along the length of the boulevard, the striping will include a shoulder that varies in width on the south side of the road, including a striped buffer in front of Home Depot and a narrower shoulder on the north side for a portion of the road.

In addition to the standard and consistent widths for driving lanes, the added shoulders will provide space for pedestrians and transit users, especially at the existing bus stops, without changing original vehicle traffic flow along the corridor.

The Northpoint Boulevard remediation project also includes three new crosswalks.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has proposed the largest budget yet for paving in the upcoming 2017-2018 fiscal year. To maintain the roads, Mayor Berke is proposing a record amount of $5 million for paving and street improvements, almost tripling the amount from five years ago.

For more info on Northpoint Boulevard, call the Chattanooga Department of Transportation at (423) 643-5950.

Source: City of Chattanooga