Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Thursday, April 03, 2014
Chestnut Street from West Main Street to West 13th Street, Fort Street from West Main Street to West 13th Street, and West 14th Street from Chestnut Street to Carter Street will be closed from 4 p.m. on Friday until 10 p.m. on Saturday for the Coker Tire Chattanooga Cruise In.
Martin Luther King Boulevard between Broad Street and Georgia Avenue, Market Street between East 10th Street and East 8th Street, and Cherry Street between East 8th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed from 5:30-11 p.
m. on Friday, April 4, 2014 for the Art Car Ball.
Oak Street from Houston Street to Douglas Street, Douglas Street from McCallie Avenue to East 5th Street, East 5th Street from Collins Street to Douglas Street, and the shoulder of westbound Riverside Drive from Mabel Street to the Boathouse Restaurant will be closed from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, for the Smile to Remember 5K Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
Broad Street from East 3rd Street to Main Street, Main Street from Broad Street to Rossville Avenue, and Wilhoit Street from Rossville Avenue to Main Street will have a rolling closure between 12-1:30 p.m. on Saturday for the Scenic City Art Car Parade.
Reggie White Boulevard from the entrance to the Skate Park to Riverfront Parkway, West 19th Street from Chestnut Street to Reggie White Boulevard, Riverfront Parkway from Chestnut Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard, and the inside lanes of Riverfront Parkway from Martin Luther King Boulevard to Molly Lane will be closed from 5-11 p.m. on Saturday for the Glow Run for Girls on the Run.
Reggie White Boulevard from the entrance to the Skate Park to Riverfront Parkway will be closed from 8 a.m. on Thursday until 8 a.m. on Monday for the 4 Bridges Art Festival.

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