Chickamauga dam receives funding for construction

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – After years of doubt about its future, funding for construction of the new Chickamauga lock has been set.

Senator Lamar Alexander, and congressman Chuck Fleischmann, say the fiscal year 20-17, Omnibus Appropriations bill, provides up to 19 point 3 million dollars to continue construction of Chickamauga Lock.

The current lock was built in 1941 and has needed constant repair.

Lawmakers say building a new lock will help keep 150-thousand trucks off the interstate.

 

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