Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Friday, September 13, 2013


Reggie White Boulevard between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park, West 19th Street between Reggie White Boulevard and Chestnut Street, and Chestnut Street from the south entrance to Finley Stadium to West 19th Street will be closed from 4-11 p.m. on Friday, for the Sale Creek Home Football game.  West 17th Street will be closed to through traffic from Broad Street to Chestnut Street.

There will be a police escorted Chattanooga District Senior Olympic Torch Relay from 250 East 10th Street west, to north on Georgia Avenue across the Veterans Bridge, west on Frazier Avenue, south on Tremont Street,  and east on River Street to the GPS Track on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m.

North and southbound traffic at 1st Street and Market Street should be prepared to stop for walkers crossing Market Street at 1st Street during A Walk for Cammy’s Cause on Saturday, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Union Avenue, between South Beech Street and South Willow Street will be closed from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, for the Highland Park Community Block Party.  Lee Roberson Parkway will be closed at Union Avenue.

Riverfront Parkway from Chestnut Street to Lindsay Street, the westbound right lane from Lindsay Street to Houston Street, the westbound right lane of East 3rd Street from High Street to Walnut Street, Walnut Street from East 3rd Street to the south end of the Walnut Street Bridge, the eastbound right lane of Frazier Avenue from the Walnut Street Bridge to Tampa Street, and the southbound right lane of the Veterans Bridge from Frazier Avenue to the southbound exit ramp will be closed from 9 p.m.-midnight on Saturday, for the Riverfront Nights Zombie Run. Spring Street, East 2nd Street and High Street will be congested with runners but these streets will not be closed.  Motorists are advised to watch for pedestrians in these areas.

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.

Fort Street between West 13th Street and West 14th Street and West 14th Street between Fort Street and Chestnut Street will be closed from 4 p.m. on Tuesday, through Sunday, at 2 p.m. for the Coker Tire Challenge.

There will be a police escorted bike ride on Wednesday, from 6:10-6:25 p.m. from the Chattanooga Convention Center Marriott, stopping briefly at the Sheraton Read house, and then proceeding to the TN Aquarium Plaza.  Bicycles will be following normal traffic directions and routes.

The 900 block of Boy Scout Road will be closed beginning Monday, for a water line installation project under the railroad crossing.  The estimated completion date is Monday, Oct. 14.  A detour route will be posted utilizing Sandswitch Road.

The 400 block of southbound Broad Street will be closed from 4 a.m.-10 p.m. beginning on Monday. The closure will recur on Tuesday and Wednesday at the same times.  This closure is necessary to allow for a concrete pumping truck at 411 Broad Street.



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