Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The eastbound side of Patten Parkway between Georgia Avenue and Lindsay Street will be closed from 4-10 p.m. on Thursday for the Causeway Launch.

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.-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.

Reggie White Boulevard from the entrance to the Skate Park to Riverfront Parkway, West 19th Street from Chestnut Street to Reggie White Boulevard, and the inside lanes of Riverfront Parkway from Chestnut Street to Molly Lane will be closed from 4 a.m.-noon on Saturday for the Chick-fil-A Race Series.

Aquarium Way between Broad Street and Market Street, the southbound right lane on Market Street from Aquarium Way to 8th Street, the northbound right lane of Broad Street from 8th Street to Aquarium Way, and 8th Street between Broad Street and Market Street will be closed from 6 a.m.-noon on Saturday for the Market Street Miracle Mile.

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.

In order to view a map of these closures, visit http://www.chattanooga.gov/transportation/traffic-engineering-a-operations.


 



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