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


Nightfall On Friday Features The Dusty 45s

The Nightfall Concert Series continues Friday with the tunes of headliner the Dusty 45s, preceded by local opener Joey Winslett Band.  Presented and produced by Chattanooga Presents, Nightfall is a 19-week free outdoor concert series held every Friday at Miller Plaza and features headline performances by a broad spectrum of music performed by national and international artists.  ... (click for more)

Retro TV Mixes Is Up With Vintage Cooking Show

Retro TV, LLC announced the addition of two classic lifestyle programs to its lineup Monday. Cooking with Dione Lucas and Open Book are expected to debut on Retro TV later this summer. With these additions, Retro TV will offer classic entertainment, educational and lifestyle television.  Cooking with Dione Lucas originally appeared on CBS beginning in 1948. The host, Ms. ... (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

Hutcherson Says Erlanger Board To Be More Transparent; Dinner Meetings To Be Open

Erlanger Board Finance Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said the board plans to be more transparent. He said Erlanger's legal staff will review topics that might be covered in a closed meeting. He stated, "This will be based on a very conservative interpretation of applicable statutes and other guidance; therefore, more items will be discussed in open session." Mr. Hutcherson also ... (click for more)

The Swat Heard 'Round The World

If one can reach Toya Graham, the lady who whipped her boy and brought  him home from a life of crime in Baltimore, I want to give her a  nomination for my Bill of Rights Award.  This was a beautiful move and one which I call The Swat Heard 'Round the World.  Mind you, if it had been a white lady whipping her child to save her child from crime, she would ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Anti-Semitism Is Now Here

To those of the Jewish faith, the celebration of Passover every year is one of freedom. The sacred holidays, held in early April, commemorate the Exodus out of Egypt when Moses led the tribe of Israel from slavery to freedom. I believe it is one of the greatest stories in the Bible. On the other hand, the Jewish people of today are hardly free. Globally, anti-Semitic attacks in ... (click for more)