Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fort Street, from West 13th Street to West 14th Street will be closed from 4 p.m. on Friday, through 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, for Coker Tire’s Pistons and Fenders.

Reggie White Boulevard, from Main Street to West 20th Street, westbound West 20th Street, northbound Riverfront Parkway, eastbound Riverside Drive from Chestnut Street to East 2nd Street and westbound Riverside Drive/Riverfront Parkway from Lindsay Street to ML King Boulevard will be closed on Saturday. The southbound inside lane of Riverfront Parkway and 20th Street will be closed from ML King Boulevard to Reggie White Boulevard.  The Veterans Bridge southbound exit ramp will be closed. Power Alley and Chestnut Street from West 2nd Street to Riverfront Parkway, the outbound inside (left) lane of Riverside Drive from East 2nd Street to Latta Street/River Terminal Road, the right curb lane of East 3rd Street from High Street to Walnut Street, Walnut Street from East 3rd Street to the north end of the Walnut Street Bridge, the eastbound curb lane of Frazier Avenue from the north end of the Walnut Street Bridge to the Veterans Bridge will be closed from 5 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the Scenic City Half Marathon and Charity Challenge. There will be temporary delays at Battery Place and Mabel Street, the Mabel Street exit ramp from Riverside Drive, the Bluff View Arts District and Frazier Avenue ramp to the Veterans Bridge. Police personnel will be posted in these areas to reduce traffic congestion and delays as much as possible. Some streets may open earlier depending on the duration of the event. Northbound Riverfront Parkway between Main Street and M L King Boulevard should be open by 9 a.m.

Glass Street, between North Chamberlain Avenue and Daisy Street will be closed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, for the Better Block block party, sponsored by the Glass House Collective.

ML King Boulevard, from Houston Street to Market Street and Market Street from ML King Boulevard to 7th Street will be closed from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, for the Chattanooga Multicultural Parade.  Detours will be posted.


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