Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, May 23, 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.

Hickory Valley Road between Highway 58 and Bonny Oaks Drive will be closed from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, for the Time Trials for the USA Cycling Championship.  Detours will be posted.

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.

Frazier Avenue, the southbound side of the Veterans Bridge, Georgia Avenue from Veterans Bridge to ML King Boulevard, Vine Street from Georgia Avenue to Douglas Street, the 500 block of Douglas Street, East 5th Street from Douglas Street to Palmetto Street, Palmetto Street from East 5th Street to McCallie Avenue, McCallie Avenue/7th Street from Broad Street to Palmetto Street, Market Street from Frazier Avenue to East 12th Street, East 12th Street between Market Street and Broad Street, 800 Cherry Street, ML King Boulevard between Georgia Avenue and Broad Street, Broad Street from McCallie Avenue to Cummings Highway, Cummings Highway from Browns Ferry Road to 2000, east of Alford Hill Drive, Ochs Highway and Scenic Highway will be closed from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, for the USA Cycling National Championships race course. There will be two-way traffic across the Veterans Bridge in the northbound lanes, on Vine Street from Central Avenue to Palmetto Street, and on Broad Street from 20th Street to Charger Drive in the northbound lanes. No Parking signs inside the race course will be strictly enforced, and vehicles illegally-parked will be towed.

 


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