THE PROJECT

Challenges

The 3rd and 4th Street corridor (from Lindsay Street to Hampton Street) has multiple challenges regarding connectivity and efficiency that need to be addressed, including:

  • Multiple parallel streets without a clear hierarchy of development form and confusing pattern of through versus local routes
  • High traffic during peak times due to the presence of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences, Erlanger Hospital, and large employers downtown
  • Wayfinding is difficult due to one-way streets and separated grade crossings
  • Poor connectivity to the Riverwalk
  • Unrealized opportunity for neighborhood growth that is an asset to neighboring institutions (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences, Erlanger Hospital, and Unum)
  • Safety issues for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists due to the speed of traffic coming from Riverfront Parkway onto 3rd and 4th Streets
  • Need for better connectivity which can improve traffic flow and safety
  • Better multimodal connections necessitated between the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences, Erlanger Hospital, and the Riverwalk

Chattanooga Department of Transportation