Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, June 13, 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.

Saturday - Riverbend Runs

Street and lane closures for the Riverbend Runs will include Gateway Avenue/West 6th Street from Cameron Hill Circle to Chestnut Street, the southbound curb lane of Chestnut Street from West 2nd Street to West 6th Street, the eastbound curb lane of 2nd Street from Chestnut Street to Market Street, the northbound curb lane of Market Street from 2nd Street to Frazier Avenue, the eastbound curb lane of Frazier Ave from the Market Street Bridge to the Walnut Street Bridge east bound 2nd Street from Market Street to Riverside Drive, the eastbound curb lane of Riverside Drive from 2nd Street to Houston Street, Houston Street between Riverside Drive and  East 3rd Street, East 3rd Street from Houston Street to Mabel Street, Mabel Street from East 3rd Street to Battery Place, westbound Riverside Drive from the Boat House Restaurant to East 2nd Street, westbound ML King Boulevard from Gateway Avenue to Riverfront Parkway and northbound Riverfront Parkway from ML King Boulevard to a turnaround point just north of Adams Street.  

The Riverbend Fun Run/Walk will begin on Cameron Circle, turn right onto Gateway Avenue, cross south across ML King Boulevard to Boynton Drive, turn right on Boynton Drive and right onto the south sidewalk of ML King Boulevard and back the same way.  The streets south of ML King Boulevard will not be closed ,and motorists are advised to watch for runners and proceed with caution in these areas. 

Streets affected by these events will be closed from 6-11:30 a.m.  

The 1800 block of Duncan Avenue will be closed from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, for a block party.

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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