Chattanooga Traffic

Chattanooga Traffic

The Chattanooga Traffic Network is made up of 6 Radio and WDEF TV 12 reaching over half of the metro population each week, naturally in Prime Drive Time. Reports originate from our centralized Traffic Center, delivering the most detailed and up to the minute information on traffic conditions throughout the metro area. Listeners tend to pay more attention when traffic reports air, and for good reason:


*Chattanooga Times-Free Press – 2/15/2015 (Citing Cambridge Systematics Freight Study)

Ranking of the Nation’s Worst Friday Afternoon Commutes:

  • Nashville – #35
  • Detroit – #36
  • Chattanooga – #37
  • Knoxville – #48
  • Memphis – #68

*Governing – July 27, 2012

The Reason is Simple…

Chattanooga is centrally located in the nation’s Primary Freight Network (Federal Highway Administration) with geographical restrictions that form a transportation choke point.  In short, the same geographical features that made Chattanooga a rail hub and natural gateway to the south also restrict the ability to bypass the city as in other major metropolitan areas.