Upcoming Street Closures Announced For The Weekend

Monday, September 11, 2017

Here are the street closings for this weekend:

Friday:

Park(ing) Day: CDOT will have one eastbound and one westbound lane closed on MLK Blvd. from 8:30am to 3:00pm to support Park(ing) Day, an initiative run by River City Company to turn traditional parking spaces into parklets.

Visit www.parkingdaycha.org for more information. 


High School Football: Reggie White Blvd. will be closed between the entrance to the Skate Park and W. 19th St. from 6am to 11pm for high school football game crowds. 

Saturday:

UTC Football - UTC vs. UT Martin: 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. 

A Walk for Cammy’s CauseOne eastbound and westbound lane will be closed on Riverfront Pkwy. from 6:30am to 11am for the Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation's 12th annual fundraiser, a walk in memory of Mary Cameron (Cammy) Robinson. The event will feature a 5k Run/Walk with a 1 mile fun walk option.

Trail of Tears Memorial Ride: Reggie White Blvd. from the entrance to the First TN Pavilion to W. 19th St. will be closed from 9am to 3pm for this memorial ride. The purpose of this ride is to provide funding for education, scholarships, the promotion of the Trail of Tears, develop historical sites along the route and other education endeavors. 

Sunday:

Chattanooga 9/11 Heroes RunClosures for this event include Collins St. between E. 3rd St. and E. 5th St., Oak St. between Houston St. and Lindsay St., as well as single lane closures on E. 3rd St. between Collins St. and Central Ave., Central Ave. between E. 3rd St. and McCallie Ave., E. 5th St. from Lansing St. to Collins St. The 9/11 Heroes Run 5k +1M fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. 

Chattanooga 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb; East 8th St., from Cherry St. to Market St. will be closed from 7am to 9am for this eventThe Chattanooga 9/11 Memorial Stair climb is a way for firefighters and members of the community to honor and remember the 343 firefighters lost on 9/11/2001.

Chattanooga Market 2017: Reggie White Blvd. will be closed from the entrance to the Chattanooga Skate Park to West 19th Street on Sunday, September 17th 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. 




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