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Front Page - Friday, November 10, 2017

Next phase of Miller Park improvements includes closure of MLK




The planned Miller Park improvements will include elevating the central space to invite pedestrians in from the surrounding streets. - Rendering courtesy of http://connect.chattanooga.gov

The City of Chattanooga is making improvements in the Miller Park District, which includes the new Miller Park and renovating MLK Boulevard between the park and Miller Plaza.

On Monday, Nov. 13, crews will begin the phase that includes the renovation of MLK Boulevard and requires a full closure of the road.

The construction of MLK Boulevard includes replacing the asphalt with patterned pavers, adding a tree-lined median and other visual representations that will guide people from Miller Plaza to Miller Park. The design will maintain the same number of through lanes and left turn lanes but shorten the pedestrian crossing distance at Market Street.

The new MLK Boulevard will expand space for events such as Nightfall while maintaining functionality for vehicular traffic.

Timeline:

Nov. 13, 2017

Full closure of MLK Boulevard between Miller Plaza and Miller Park

Mid-February 2018

MLK Boulevard reopens (closure expected to last 100 days)

Mid-February to mid-March 2018

Full closure of Georgia Avenue between MLK Boulevard and Patten Parkway

Summer 2018

New Miller Park opens

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation has developed a detour plan to minimize the impact to traffic and businesses. Maps and details are available at www.chattanooga.gov/transportation/traffic-engineering-a-operations/special-events-a-street-closures/transportation-project-updates. Posted detour signs will guide drivers around construction.

Source: City of Chattanooga