Special Event Street Closures August 8-10

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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.

S Crest Road between Sheridan Ave. and Waheela Road will be closed from 7:30 a.

m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday for the Missionary Ridge Road Race.  Residents will be allowed in and out, but must watch for and yield to runners.

E 26th St. between Watauga St. and S Hickory St will be closed from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday for the Shimeal King Block Party.

The right westbound lane of Amnicola Hwy/Riverfront Pkwy. between Kings Port Road and Lindsay St., all westbound lanes of Riverfront Pkwy. between Lindsay St. and Lookout St., the right westbound lane of E 4th St. between Lookout St. and Market St., Market St. between E 4th St. and E Aquarium Way, W 3rd St. between Broad St. and Cherry St., the right eastbound lane of Frazier Ave. between the Walnut St. bridge and Tremont St., and Tremont St. south of Frazier Ave. will be closed from 4 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Sunday for the Sportsbarn Sprint Triathlon.

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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