Tuesday, November 25, 2014 · 3:30 p.m.
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The Chattanooga Riverfront is in need of repairs, which need to be completed after Riverbend ends but before Head of the Hooch begins. (Photo: Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Chattanooga's Riverfront needs millions of dollars in repairs after erosion on the river's edge led to shifting and cracking in the concrete. 

City Council has allocated $8 million for the work, but the problem is when to do it, officials said. 

Larry Zehnder, director of Parks and Recreation, said that it will be a real challenge to try to complete repairs in the time between the Riverbend Festival in June and Head of the Hooch in November. 

Those two events are the largest ones on the Riverfront. 

Preliminary plans are under review, and bids are expected to go out by spring.

Officials also hope to complete some improvements, such as elevated crosswalks, boat ramps and a visitors center with restrooms.

This article is published with permission of NewsChannel 9.

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