Street Closings Announced For This Week

Monday, September 18, 2017
IRONMAN Setup Closures: Riverfront Parkway will be closed from Molly Lane to Aquarium Way, as well as Power Alley between the entrance to the parking lot and Riverfront Parkway, and Chestnut Street from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Parkway from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, t8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. Visit www.ironman.com for more information on the race. 

Friday:

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:


Somernites Cruise: Fort St. will be closed between W. 13th St. and W. 14th St. from 8am on Saturday, September 23rd to 9am on Sunday, September 24th for this car cruise-in hosted by Coker Tires. Visit www.somernitescruise.com for more information.
Austin Hatcher Foundaton Fundraiser: In addition to the Fort St. closures for the Somernites Cruise, Chestnut St. will be closed between W. 13th St. and W. 14th St., along with W. 14th St. between Chestnut St. and Fort St., from 5pm to 11pm. Visit www.hatcherfoundation.org for more information. 

Sunday:

IRONMANMultiple closures throughout the day. Visit the CDOT Special Events page for more information.

Chattanooga Market 2017: Reggie White Blvd. will be closed from the entrance to the Chattanooga Skate Park to West 19th Street on Sunday, September 24th 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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