This Week In Chattanooga Department Of Public Works

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The City of Chattanooga Department of Public Works announces the following project and program updates.


Christmas and New Year Holiday Garbage and Recycle collection and site schedule:" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">Garbage and Recycle collection scheduled for Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25 will be collected on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Collection for both garbage and recycle will be delayed one day, meaning garbage and recycle collection will run Tuesday through Saturday. Please place containers along the curbside before 7 a.m. on collection day to ensure pickup. Garbage and Recycle collection scheduled for New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, will be collected as normal, no change.


The City Landfill off of Birchwood Pike in Harrison, the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Wood Recycle Center will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, as well as Monday, Jan. 1, for Christmas and New Year’s. The Wood Recycle Center will be reopen Tuesday, Dec. 26, and Tuesday, Jan. 2, for normal business hours.


The Refuse Collection Centers and Recycle Collection Centers will be closed Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, and will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 26. The Refuse Collection Centers and Recycle Collection Centers will also we closed on New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1, reopening on Tuesday, Jan. 2, for normal business hours.


Citizens may call 311 for any additional questions.


Holmberg Bridge

Construction is set to begin in about five weeks. We have given the Holmberg Bridge books to the contractor to obtain their bonds and insurance, once those are back-we will route for signatures. All labor, materials, and incidentals related to the fabrication, delivery, and installation of 74 stainless steel panels per project specifications and dimensions.  Installation will require the removal of existing glass panels from the Holmberg Bridge and the replacement of those panels with the fabricated stainless steel panels per the project specifications.


Paving Repairs

This week, street maintenance crews plan to begin pavement repairs on the 1700 block of 13th Street and the 2100 block of E 28th Street. (Council District 8)


Stormwater Repairs

Crews have installed a twenty four (24) inch drainage system to replace the damaged clay pipe on W 40th Street at the Grand Avenue. This project is expected to be completed Friday, December 22, 2017. (Council District 7)


Service Requests

A variety of services such as brush, bulky item and leaf requests may be requested by contacting 311 at 423-643-6311, by downloading the CHATT311 app using an Apple or Android device or by emailing your request to



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Portion Of Ringgold Road Down To One Lane This Afternoon

The East Ridge Police Department wants the public to be aware that Ringgold Road from Mack Smith Road to just past the I-75 interchange is down to one lane in each directions due to constructions. Citizens will want to find alternate routes where possible to avoid delays. The lane closures will be in effect until approximately 5 p.m. today.  (click for more)

International Brotherhood Of Police Officers Local Endorses Hammond For Sheriff

The International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local #673 has announced its endorsement of Sheriff Jim Hammond. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County area IBPO issued the following statement after unanimous board approval: “The International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local #673 is happy to announce its endorsement of Jim Hammond for Hamilton County Sheriff. During his ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Fully Funded For 4th Consecutive Year

Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday said the government funding bill will fully fund construction of Chickamauga Lock for the fourth consecutive year, providing up to $78 million – which is more than twice the amount of funding the project received last year.   Senator Alexander said he has made completion of Chickamauga Lock one of his top priorities as chairman ... (click for more)

Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

Jim Hammond will talk to members of the Hamilton County School Board on Thursday afternoon and, just like any police officer in the United States, he will request that everybody “stay in their own lane.” Some school board members tend to believe they need to help decide the best methods of protecting our children. They believe this is one of the things they were elected to do in ... (click for more)