Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park advises the public that LaFayette Road in Chickamauga Battlefield will be closed on Sept. 14 and 15. The closure will be in effect due to special programs taking place across LaFayette Road as part of commemorative activities for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga.
Control of this road was vital to both Union and Confederate troops trying to take control of Chattanooga in September, 1863.
The LaFayette Road closure will begin at 7 a.m. and will re-open at 7 p.m. on both days. Along with LaFayette Road, several secondary roads will be closed during the same time period. Those road closures include: Battleline Road, Poe Road, and a portion of Glenn-Kelly Road.
If traveling north or south of Chickamauga Battlefield over the weekend, it is suggested to use Highway 27 around the west side of the park.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706.866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.