Popular Hixson road to be resurfaced
HIXSON, Tenn. —
UPDATE: Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke hosted a news conference about the resurfacing project of Northpoint Blvd at the First Bank. Reporter Stephanie Santostasi has the report at the scene.
The headache for Hixson drivers will be coming to an end soon.
Sunday, the city of Chattanooga begins a major resurfacing project on Northpoint Boulevard.
It's a heavily traveled road. Many drivers describe it as horrible.
"You have to act like you're drunk when you drive it because you have to see which potholes you don't want to hit," said Karen Savor, Hixson resident.
People who live near the road and work in nearby businesses say they've been dealing with this for years.
Erik Hunt is the owner of Owen Cyclery.
"You think about the wear and tear on your tires. Your car. You think about the dangers of trying to avoid potholes and in some cases - deep craters," Hunt said.
Northpoint Blvd. is a often described as a cut through road. It connects Highway 153 and Hixson Pike.
Very soon, there will be some relief for drivers.
"I think that's marvelous. It's about time," Savor said.
Orange signs along the road show the dates of the resurfacing project. It will begin on Sunday, July 23 and last until August 7.
"It's gonna be great when it gets finished," said Trace Kilgore, driver.
The best part about the project, it will happen overnight. Crews will work each day from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. That means businesses like Hunt's won't take a big hit.
"They assured us that there won't be any interruption to business on this road, which is great. I mean, it's the absolute best possible way to do it," Hunt said.
On Thursday, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will host a news conference about the project. The conference will begin at 11 a.m. at the First Bank on Northpoint Blvd.