Special Event Street Closures For The Week

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Here are upcoming street closures:


facebook.com/events/1731025240533471&source=gmail&ust=1507119221477000&usg=AFQjCNETMZnrHHx8hRZJbX8RUpU-ofjrvw" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">National Night Out—St. ElmoSt. Elmo Avenue will be closed between Old Mountain Road and Tennessee Avenue from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm for National Night Out - an annual community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Visit the group's Facebook page for more information. 



Alabama Society of Healthcare Engineering Conference:  Fort St. will be closed between W. 13th St. and W. 14th St. from 5pm to 11pm for this professional conference. Visit www.alashe.org/upcoming-conferences for more information. 


3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival: Riverfront from Power Alley to Aquarium Way, exit ramp onto Riverfront Pkwy., a portion of Chestnut St. from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Pkwy. will all  be closed from noon on Friday, October 6th to 1am on Sunday, October 8th. for this world-class bluegrass festival. For the full schedule of performances, visit www.3sistersbluegrass.com.



Wine Over Water: Walnut St. will be closed between the south entrance of the Walnut St. Bridge and E. Aquarium Way from 8am to 11:30pm. For more info on this Chattanooga staple wine and food event, visit www.wineoverwater.org.

Moccasin Bend Fall Classic 10K: No road closures, but motorists are to be advised that there will be runners in the road along Pineville Rd. from 7:40am to 9:40am. Visit chattanoogatrackclub.org for more information. 


UTC Football - UTC vs. Furman: Reggie White Blvd. will be closed between the entrance to the Skate Park and W. 19th St., Chestnut St. between the entrance of Southside Social and W. 17th St., W. 21st St. between Fort St. and Chestnut St., as well as a single lane of 20th St. will be closed from 5am to 11pm



Chattanooga Pride Parade and Festival: The parade portion of this event will begin at 11:30am. During the parade portion, the northbound lanes of Market St. will be closed from W. 4th St. to Aquarium Way, as well as Aquarium Way from Market St. to Chestnut St. until the parade ends at Riverfront Pkwy. For the festival,  and from Riverfront Pkwy. will be closed from Power Alley to Aquarium Way, and the ramp from Veterans Bridge onto Riverfront Pkwy. will also be closed.Visit www.tennesseevalleypride.com for more information. 

City Celebration and Ciclovia: A single east and westbound lane will be blocked on MLK Blvd./Bailey Ave. from Georgia Ave. to N. Holtzclaw Ave. from 11am to 7:30pm. MLK Blvd. will be fully closed between Lindsay St. and Houston St. from 11am to 3pm. E. 14th St. will be closed from S. Holtzclaw to Gulf St. from 12pm to 4pm. Kirby Ave. will be closed between S. Beech St. and S. Kelly St., and S. Kelly St. will be closed between Kirby Ave. and Vance Ave.  from 1pm to 5pm. Dodson Ave. will be closed between Daisy St. and Glass St. from 3pm to 8pm, with a rolling closure for the Glass St. Live parade starting at 5:30pm along Glass St. and Dodson Ave. Visit chattanooga-celebrates.com to learn more about all the different block parties happening along this 8-mile, open street event. 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:  A single westbound lane along Amnicola Hwy. will be closed between the entrance to the Chickamauga Dam and the entrance to Chattanooga State for this event.Visit makingstrides.org for more information. 

Chattanooga Market 2017: Reggie White Blvd. will be closed from the entrance to the Chattanooga Skate Park to West 19th Street onSunday, October 8th from 6am to 8pm. Chattanooga Market is the region’s largest producer-only marketplace, established to provide healthy, fresh produce, artisan foods, as well as locally-produced arts and craft wares to Chattanoogans and community visitors. Visit www.chattanoogamarket.com for more information. 

Roberts Mill Road To Be Closed Thursday For Maintenance

The Hamilton County Highway Department will close Roberts Mill Road on  Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  for maintenance and gate repair.   Advance warning signs have been posted. (click for more)

Rescues On The Runway Set for March 24

The Humane Educational Society will host Rescues on the Runway on Saturday, March 24, 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Guests will sip on complimentary beer or wine while sampling hors D'oeuvres such as bacon wrapped scallops, stuffed strawberries, vegetarian spring rolls, home-style BBQ meatballs and more. There will be an eclectic array of silent auction items ... (click for more)

City's Top Traffic Reconstruction Expert: "Man, This Truck Just Creamed A Dozen Cars"

The Chattanooga Police Department's top traffic reconstruction expert testified Tuesday that when he first viewed the scene of an horrific crash at the Ooltewah exit he thought "Man, this truck just creamed a dozen cars." Officer Joe Warren told a jury from Nashville that, according to his calculations, Benjamin Scott Brewer was traveling at 81-82 miles per hour when he struck ... (click for more)

Taji Webb, 26, Shot And Killed Monday Night; Shooter Will Not Be Charged

Taji Webb, 26, was shot and killed Monday night. Police said they have determined that the shooting was justified and the unidentified shooter would not be charged.   The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 10:43 p.m. to a person shot call in the 1500 block of Ryan Street .  Upon arrival, officers located Webb lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot ... (click for more)

General Bell: This Government Shutdown Is Outrageous - And Response (3)

The day before yesterday two Army Apache Attack Helicopter pilots were killed in a crash during training at Fort Irwin, Ca.  The pilots and their unit were preparing for a future deployment to combat operations.    As a result of the government shutdown, none of the spouses or families of these pilots will receive a dime from the United States Government in immediate ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Making A Difference

It was about 50 years ago when the late writer Loren Eiseley penned an essay called “The Starfish Thrower” so it’s been one of my favorite stories for almost as long. It tells about a man who walks up to a young boy on a beach, this just after a strong storm had washed hundreds of helpless starfish onto the shore. The boy was picking up the stranded starfish and, one at a time, ... (click for more)