Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Friday, May 17, 2013

ML King Boulevard between Market Street and Georgia Avenue and Market Street between East 8th Street and ML King Boulevard will be closed from 5:30 p.m.-midnight on Friday, for the Nightfall Concert Series.  The 800 block of Cherry Street will be closed at ML King Boulevard and will only be accessible from East 8th Street. There will be limited handicapped parking in the 900 block of Georgia Avenue on the Miller Park side on the meters covered with Orange "reserved" bags.

The northbound curb lane of Hixson Pike from Shady Circle to McDade Lane will be closed from 6-11 a.m. on Saturday, for the Chattanooga Chase.  Runners will be present on Dorchester Road, Riverview Road, Golf Street, Sunset Road, Concord Street, Woodhill Drive, Edgewood Circle and Minnekahda Place. but these streets will not be closed.  Motorists are advised to watch for pedestrians in these areas.

The eastbound curb lane of West 20th Street, from Carter Street to South Market Street, and the southbound curb lane of South Market Street from 20th Street to Alton Park Boulevard, will be closed from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, for the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure.  There will be traffic delays on Alton Park Boulevard, West 40th Street and Tennessee Avenue.  Motorists are advised to watch for cyclists on these streets.

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.

The circle at the end of Tremont Street, south of River Street, will be closed on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for the Public Works Week Touch-a-Truck event.


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