TVA to Inspect Thrasher Bridge at Chickamauga Dam on Sept. 27-28
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority will conduct a routine inspection of the Thrasher Bridge at Chickamauga Dam on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28. Bridge inspections are a necessary part of protecting public safety and maintaining the critical infrastructure we rely on each day.
Motorists who drive on Highway 153 across Chickamauga Dam should exercise caution and expect delays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Wednesday, Sept. 28. Travel will be restricted to a single northbound lane on Sept. 27 and to a single southbound lane on Sept. 28. TVA Police will direct traffic during the inspection on both days.
The timing of the inspection was set to help minimize disruptions to school and work traffic. In the event of inclement weather, inspectors may extend or reschedule the work. TVA will notify the public of any schedule changes.
Each year, TVA conducts approximately 45 bridge inspections in compliance with Federal Highway Administration to ensure the safety of TVA’s bridges.
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