Repairs begin on Chattanooga’s waterfront

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Work on a project to stop Chattanooga’s waterfront from sinking begins this week.

Public Works Administrator Lee Norris told The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( that work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday and be completed by May.

The Tennessee River has leak into the foundation soil under Ross’s Landing, washing away parts of it. Sections of the waterfront have sunk 6 inches since it was completed in 2005.

Work crews will be tasked with driving metal sheets into the bedrock in an effort to stop further erosion of the foundation under the waterfront.