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Beautification coming to the Riverfront side of US-27

Through funds from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Chattanooga’s stretch of US-27 (through the Riverfront area) will soon undergo a first-of-its-kind landscaping project.

Rendering of the side of US-27 showing new landscape from the Riverfront to West 6th Street

Something new is getting added to your scenic drive on US-27.

Rendering provided by TDOT

A little over $3 million will bring new life to US-27 around the Riverfront area, thanks to a project funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

In a first-of-its-kind landscaping project, folks will have an added scenic feature to their drive as they travel on US-27 (from West 6th Street to Riverfront Parkway). Once complete, the area will hold different trees, shrubs, prairie grasses, wildflowers, and cover crops + be maintained by an irrigation system that will be installed.

TDOT has awarded the bid to the Knoxville division of Stansell Electric Company, Inc. which has been a partner with the department for its I-24 Smart Corridor projects.

Construction will begin later this spring + is projected to be complete by December 2025. Note: The department will work to minimize impacts for drivers — stay tuned for traffic reports once the project begins.

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