Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Reggie White Boulevard,  between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 8 a.m. on Friday, through 5 p.m. on Monday, for the Chattanooga Market OctoberFest.

East 14th Street, between Olive Street and Gulf Street, will be closed from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, for the Rotary Club Habitat House Dedication.

38th Street from Central Avenue to Alton Park Boulevard and the northbound lane of Alton Park and Market Street from 38th Street to the Howard School of Academics and Technology will be closed from 5:15-6:30 p.m. on Friday, for the Howard High School Homecoming Parade.

Reggie White Boulevard from Main Street to West 20th Street and the inside north and southbound lanes of West 20th Street/Riverfront Parkway from Chestnut Street to Molly Street will be closed from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday, for the OLPH Ram Run.

Eastbound 3rd Street from Power Alley to Market Street, the north bound curb lane of Market Street from 3rd Street to Frazier Avenue, the eastbound curb lane of Frazier Avenue from Market Street to the Walnut Street bridge, Walnut Street from the south end of the bridge to E 3rd Street, westbound 3rd Street from Walnut Street to Chestnut Street, the northbound curb lane of Chestnut Street to Aquarium Way, westbound Aquarium Way from Chestnut Street to Power Alley and Power Alley from Aquarium Way to West 3rd Street will be closed from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, for the Tennessee Valley Heart Walk.

Beginning at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, there will be numerous street and lane closures in both the downtown and northeast areas on Riverside Drive, Amnicola Highway, the CB Robinson Bridge, North Access Road and southbound Highway 153 for the 7 Bridges Marathon. The Market Street Bridge and Market Street from Cherokee Boulevard to Aquarium Way will be temporarily closed until all the runners have cleared the road.  

Closures will include:  Westbound Aquarium Way, the northbound curb lane of 100 Chestnut Street, Riverfront Parkway from Chestnut Street to Molly Street, the inside lanes of Riverfront Parkway and West 20th Street between Molly Street and Broad Street, the 100 and 200 blocks of Power Alley, the 100 block of West 3rd Street, the curb lane of southbound 300 Chestnut Street, the ramp from West 4th Street to northbound Highway 27, the northbound curb lane of Highway 27 from 4th Street to the Manufacturers Road exit and ramp, the eastbound shoulder of Manufacturers Road from the northbound Highway 27 exit ramp to the Renaissance Park entrance, the eastbound curb lane of Frazier Avenue from Tremont Street to the Veterans Bridge, the southbound curb lane of the Veterans Bridge, including the exit ramp, the inbound curb lane of Riverside Drive and Amnicola Highway to the CB Robinson Bridge, the northbound curb lane of the CB Robinson Bridge to North Access Road, the northbound curb lane of North Access Road to the southbound Highway 153 ramp, the southbound curb lane of Highway 153 from Access Road to Amnicola Highway and the inbound curb lane of Amnicola Highway from 153 Highway to Powerhouse Road, the shoulder of Battery Place, 2nd Street and High Street in the Bluff View Arts District (these 2 roads will not be closed) the inbound curb lane of 3rd Street from High Street to Walnut Street, and Walnut Street north to the Walnut Street Bridge.

Streets will open as they are vacated by the runners with all streets open by 5 p.m.


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