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:

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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 311@chattanooga.gov.

 

Careers

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