The "world" doesn't care about the Vols.
It is still I-124 from I-24 to the river. TDOT stopped signing the road I-124 to eliminate confusion that didn't exist. It would be less confusing if the "freeway" part had the same name the entire length.
At least UTK can rely on its reputation as a top notch university, since sports are working any more. Hahahaha
Really they waited till late 2011? I've been doing this for 3 years with USAA. Prior to that I used a scanner to deposit checks at home since at least 2004.
What I find sorry is that we are still using checks. I've lived overseas for 3 years now and just deposit the money via any bank into anyone's account. It's how the utilities are paid or phone/Internet orders are done. No need for visa, master card or Amex or a check. Do we live in the 1900s?
This has been planned since the '90's why are the morons surprised that ramps will be closed? Do they not take an intrest in their community?
Why is this crap headline news?
GeorgiaRebel who cares?
I guess rdecredico didn't own a TDI (diesel). My 2004 Jetta TDI had a low cost. 45 mpg 10k oil change intervals.
namvet047, TNFlash, stingking4 should really understand the topic before their uninformed comments. I'll briefly fill them in on the last 13 years.
TDOT originally wanted to widen US 27 from I-24 to Signal Mtn Blvd in three phases. The first was supposed to be downtown, followed by the bridge, and then the rest over Stringers Ridge.
When TDOT first unveiled it's plans, the City of Chattanooga asked the state to defer the downtown part because they did not want a super highway with flyovers and collector feeder systems further dividing downtown. So while the City was working on its own study (outcome recommended decommissioning the freeway and replacing with boulevard / traffic lights) the state went forward with Phase II (bridge), and Phase III (Stringers Ridge). The stringers ridge phase has been delayed because of a type of shale that was discovered during preparation. The shale must be protected from rain so that the runoff doesn't further pollute the waterways in the area. This has required additional engineering and of course money. The last I heard is that it should be starting soon.
Actually a great deal of planning and preparation has gone into this. The bridge was originally designed to support 8 lanes of traffic but only opened with 4. No additional modifications were needed to the footing in the river, just widening the deck itself.
It is fun to jump on the, “they don't plan and they waste money all of the time bandwagon”.