Updated Riverbend Closures

Friday, June 6, 2014

Existing Riverbend site closure

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 remain closed through Thursday, June 19 for Riverbend Festival 2014 staging area.

Daily Riverbend event closure, EXCEPT for Monday, June 9th

Riverside Drive/Riverfront Parkway between Lindsay Street and Molly Lane, the Veterans Bridge south bound exit ramp to Riverside Drive, Power Alley between Riverfront Parkway and Aquarium Way, Chestnut Street between Riverfront Parkway and Aquarium Way, Aquarium Way between Walnut Street and Riverside Drive, and Lookout Street between East 3rd Street and Riverside Drive will close daily from 3:30 pm until midnight from Friday, June 6 through Saturday, June 14 for the Riverbend Festival 2014.

New road closure: The Highway 27 Exit ramps to 4th Street and to Manufacturers Road will be closed each night of Riverbend from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am to assist with traffic and crowd control.  Anyone wishing to pick up after the evening festivities will need to arrive prior to 10:00 p.m. to do so. 

Riverbend Run

Riverside Drive/Riverfront Parkway between Lindsay Street and Molly Lane, the Veterans Bridge south bound exit ramp to Riverside Drive, Power Alley between Riverfront Parkway and Aquarium Way, Chestnut Street between Riverfront Parkway and Aquarium Way, Aquarium Way between Walnut Street and Riverside Drive, Lookout Street between East 3rd Street and Riverside Drive, will be closed, and there will be one lane closed on Riverside Drive westbound from the Boathouse restaurant to Lindsay Street, on westbound East 3rd Street from High Street to Walnut Street, on eastbound Frazier Avenue from the Walnut Street Bridge to the Veterans Bridge, and southbound on the Veterans Bridge from Frazier Avenue to the Riverside Drive off ramp from 5:30 am until 11:00 am on Saturday June 7, 2014 for the Riverbend Run.

High Street, East 2nd Street, and Spring Street in the Bluff View Art District will be closed to through traffic each day from 4:00 pm until 11:30 pm from Friday, June 6 through Saturday, June 14.

Bessie Smith Strut

M. L. King Blvd between Georgia Avenue and Peeples Street, Lindsay Street between Patten Parkway and East 1st  Street, Houston Street between East 8th Street and East 10th Street, King Street between East 10th Street and M.L. King Boulevard, Foster Street between East 10th Street and M.L. King Boulevard, Mabel Street between East 8th Street and M.L. King Boulevard, Douglas Street between East 8th Street and East 10th Street, and University Street between East 8th Street and East 10th Street, will be closed from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm on Monday June 9, 2014 for the Bessie Smith Strut.
In order to view a map of these closures, please visit:  http://www.chattanooga.gov/transportation/traffic-engineering-a-operations/special-events-a-street-closures


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