SR 153 Bridge Closures in Hamilton County

Weekend closures for resurfacing on SR 153 bridge over Chickamauga Dam.

Drivers traveling on SR 153 in Hamilton County should be aware of upcoming road construction activities that will impact traffic. Tennessee Valley Authority contract crews will begin weekend closures of the SR 153 bridge over the Chickamauga Dam to perform resurfacing activities. Only one direction of SR 153 will be closed at a time, with work occurring over the next several weekends, except for Independence Day weekend.

Once work on the SR 153 South side is complete, which is estimated to take 3 to 4 weekends, crews will switch to the SR 153 North side, also expected to take 3 to 4 weekends.

Beginning Friday, May 31, 2024, at 9:00 pm ET and continuing until 6:00 am ET on Monday, June 3, 2024, crews will close the SR 153 South bridge for repairs. A signed detour will be in place to direct drivers around the closure.

SR 153 South Detour:

– Exit right for SR 319 South, DuPont Parkway

– Continue straight on SR 319 to Amnicola Highway

– Merge right to return to SR 153 South

Drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution as they travel through this area. Queue trucks and law enforcement will be present to assist. This work is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

For the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras, visit As always, drivers are reminded to check travel conditions before leaving for their destination and to avoid using cell phones while driving.

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