Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The northbound right lane of Carter Street between West 11th Street and West 13th Street will be closed Friday and Saturday, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. each day for test drive vehicles for the Society of Environmental Journalists National Conference.  

The southbound Veterans Bridge exit ramp and Riverfront Parkway at the western parking lot entrance underneath the Olgiati Bridge and Aquarium Way will be closed from 9 a.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Sunday, 2013 for the Three Sisters Music Festival.  Riverside Drive at Aquarium Way and Riverfront Parkway at Molly Lane will be closed to truck traffic.  Power Alley will be open to just north of the parking lot entrance.  Detours will be posted.

Fort Street, between West 13th Street and West 14th Street, will be closed from 5 p.m. on Friday, through midnight on Saturday, for the McCallie School 10-year Reunion.

Pineville Road and Moccasin Bend Road from Hudson Road to Moccasin Bend Hospital will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. for the Johnson Mental Health Center 10K Road Race. Motorists are advised to watch for runners in this area.

The northbound curb lane of Market Street from Aquarium Way to Frazier Avenue, the eastbound curb lane of Frazier Avenue from the Market Street Bridge to the Walnut Street Bridge, and the 100 block of Walnut Street will be closed from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, for the Chattanooga Zombie Walk.  

Reggie White Boulevard, between West 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.

ML King Boulevard from Market Street to Georgia Avenue, and Cherry Street from just south of the parking garage entrance to ML King Boulevard will be closed from 12-8 p.m. on Sunday, for the Pride Festival.



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