Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Friday, October 11, 2013

Reggie White Boulevard between W. 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park, W. 19th Street between Reggie White Boulevard and Chestnut Street and Chestnut Street from the south entrance to Finley Stadium to W.19th Street will be closed from 4-11 p.m. on Friday, for the Sale Creek Home Football Game.  W. 17th Street will be closed to thru traffic from Broad Street to Chestnut Street.

The southbound curb lane of N. Market Street from Kent Street to Peak Street will be closed from 6:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, for the Urban Nature 10K Race.  The entrance to Renaissance Park from Manufacturer’s Road, Velma Street, Kent Street from Velma Street to N. Market Street will be closed briefly.  Motorists should be aware of runners in this area.

The northbound curb and parking lane of 200 Broad Street will be closed from 9 a.m. on Friday, until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Saturday, the 200 block of Broad Street will be closed beginning at 1:30 p.m. and lasting until 5 p.m.  Access will be allowed for East Bistro valet parking.  In addition to 200 Broad Street, Aquarium Way will be closed between Chestnut Street and Market Street beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting until 11 p.m.  Access will be allowed to the 2 parking lots on the northwest corner of Market Street and Aquarium Way for the River Rocks Block Party.

Reggie White Boulevard, between W. 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday, for the Chattanooga Market.


Pending Road/Lane Closures

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