As for the Dietz Road project, the board unanimously approved the contract with Chattanooga-based CTI Engineers, Inc.
“As you know, we have the Publix that’s coming at the intersection there at Dietz and Battlefield Parkway,” Long said. “We have been looking
at the issue about traffic. This proposal is for CTI Engineering for $72,400, and this will be for surveying, design, and permitting with GDOT (Georgia Department of Transportation), bidding assistance, construction administration, resident project representation, and traffic signalization with upgrading, design, and permitting for that also.”
When Councilman Jim Childs asked about how quickly the work
could be done, Long replied that he hopes the project will move as swiftly as possible.
“We have told CTI that we need this on a fast track to try to get the construction phase started,” Long said. “Actually, I spoke to a GDOT office administrator there out of our district to explain to him what we’re going to be doing to fast track with them on the signal light there.”