Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
ML King Boulevard between Broad Street and Georgia Avenue and Market Street between East 8th Street and East 10th Street will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to 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.
 
Patten Parkway between Georgia Avenue and Lindsay Street will be closed from noon until 11 p.
m. on Saturday, for the Black Beard Tattoo Block Party.
 
Reggie White Boulevard between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, for the Chattanooga Market.
 
Riverside Drive/Riverfront Parkway between Aquarium Way and Molly Lane, the Veterans Bridge south bound exit ramp to Riverside Drive, Power Alley between Riverfront Parkway and Aquarium Way, and Chestnut Street between Riverfront Parkway and Aquarium Way will be closed from 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, through Thursday, June 19, for Riverbend Festival 2014 setup.

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