Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Friday, November 01, 2013

Riverfront Parkway from Aquarium Way to Molly Street, Chestnut Street from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Parkway, Power Alley from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Parkway and the southbound Veterans Bridge exit ramp will be closed through 8 p.m. on Sunday, for the Head of the Hooch.  Northbound Riverfront Parkway will be closed to through traffic at ML King Boulevard.  Detours will be posted.

Wilson Street from Bonny Oaks Drive to Lightfoot Mill Road will be closed from 6-10 p.m. each evening through Saturday, for the Oakwood Baptist Church Judgment House.

ML King Boulevard between Broad Street and Georgia Avenue, and Market Street between East 8th Street and East 10th Street will be closed from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, for SWAP, sponsored by Heil Environmental.

Reggie White Boulevard, between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park, and Chestnut Street between West 19th Street and West 17th Street will be closed from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, for the USSBA Southern States Band Competition.  West 17th Street between Broad Street and Chestnut Street will be closed to through traffic.  The curb and inside lanes of eastbound and westbound 20th Street will be closed for bus parking.

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.


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