Special Event Road Closures July 4-6

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

River St. between Renaissance Park and Tremont St. will be closed from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday for Pops in the River.  Access to River St. and Coolidge Park will also be restricted on Tremont at Frazer and Tampa at Frazier as needed to prevent traffic from blocking these intersections.

Normal Ave. will be closed between Garnett Ave. and Orr St. from 3 - 10 p.m. on Friday for the Normal Ave 4th of July Shindig.

East 18th St. between Adams St. and Jefferson St. will be closed from 3 - 9 p.

m. on Friday for the Jefferson Heights 4th of July Party.

Grand Ave, between West 43rd St. and West 45th St. will be closed from 5 - 10 p.m. on Friday for the Southside Neighborhood Block Party

ML King Blvd. between Broad St. and Georgia Ave. and Market St. between East 8th St. and East 10th St. will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday for the Nightfall Concert Series.  The 800 block of Cherry St. will be closed at ML King Blvd. and will only be accessible from East 8th St.  There will be limited handicapped parking in the 900 block of Georgia Ave. on the Miller Park side on the meters covered with Orange "reserved" bags.

Reggie White Blvd. between West 19th St. and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday for the Chattanooga Market.

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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