By 2020, MLK Blvd Extension Could Look Like This

Aug 10, 2018

Concept drawing of the planned extension of MLK Boulevard in downtown Chattanooga.

More than a century ago, Chattanooga city planners intended MLK Boulevard (at the time, it was named Ninth St.) to extend all the way to the Tennessee River. For some reason, construction never made it quite that far. Now it's finally happening. City officials on Thursday broke ground on a new extension that will take MLK through the Blue Goose Hollow area. The project is estimated to cost $3.5 million, and road construction could be completed by early 2020.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke speaks at the 8/09/18 groundbreaking of the MLK Boulevard extension.

What the area looks like right now, before the MLK extension is built.