As part of the SR-56 improvement project from south of the Warren-Dekalb County line to East Bryant Street, Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will begin shifting traffic to portions of new alignment at two different locations.
Starting Thursday, November 17, 2022, traffic will be shifted onto the newly constructed alignment of SR-56 from south of Webb Lane to north of SR-288. This new section of SR-56 is adjacent to the existing section of SR-56. Drivers using Magness Road, Webb Lane, SR-288, and Blue Springs Road shouldpay special attention to their new and modified intersections with the new alignment.
Starting Monday, November 21, 2022, traffic will be shifted onto the newly constructed alignment of SR-56 from south of Douglas Road to north of College Street. Drivers using Douglas Road, County House Road, South Tittsworth, and College Street should pay special attention to their new and modified intersections with the new alignment.
Drivers using the existing SR-56 between Douglas Road (the County Waste and Recycle Center) and College Street will access the new alignment from the newly constructed Jacobs Pillar Road and South Tittsworth Road.
Tennessee Highway Patrol will be on-site, and several message boards will be posted through the project limits during this work directing drivers through the two shifts.
From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live-streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511 or any of TDOT’s other Twitter pages.
As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination. Drivers should never tweet, text, or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.