Chickamauga Battlefield To Have Road Closures Sept. 14-15

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park advises the public that LaFayette Road in Chickamauga Battlefield will be closed on September 14 & 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, Tennessee, 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 you are traveling north or south of Chickamauga Battlefield over the weekend, it is suggested that you use Highway 27 around the west side of the park.

Also on Friday, September 20 in conjunction with the Lytle rededication ceremony the red trail (i.e. equestrian riding trail) will be closed throughout the day.

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706/866-9241 or the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423/821-7786.

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