Hamilton County Commissioners today authorized an additional $500,000 to repair Signal Mountain's W Road.
That brings the repair budget for the road to nearly $1.3 million.
Today's expense is for a new portion of the road damaged recently by heavy rain.
Officials say the additional repairs are not expected to add additional time to the road closure. It is expected to reopen in eight to 10 weeks.
Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...