New exit on Highway 27 in downtown Chattanooga opens Thursday

TDOT announces a new exit opening along Highway 27 from Carter Street in downtown Chattanooga. (Image: WTVC)

As construction continues on the U.S. 27 reconstruction project, the Tennessee Department of Transportation says contract crews will be opening the new permanent Exit 1 from U.S. 27 North.

The new ramp to Main Street / Carter Street/ Convention Center will open Thursday.

Here is where the old ramp was, off of Main Street.

And here is where the new ramp is now located, off of Carter Street:

TDOT says temporary lane closures will happen during the day on Thursday to transition traffic from the old Exit 1 to the new Exit 1. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will help with traffic control during the transition.

TDOT says after the transition to the new ramp, the intersection of Carter Street and 13th Street will become a 4-way stop. Also, once the new exit moves to Carter Street, tractor trailers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

For more information on the U.S. 27 reconstruction project, go here.

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