Special Event Street Closings Announced For This Week

Monday, September 25, 2017


org&source=gmail&ust=1506433809181000&usg=AFQjCNGw2uzuZWE7yIYrfq_XABoCBiLeOA" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">Leadership Ministries Worldwide: Fort St. will be closed between W. 13th St. and W. 14th St. from 12pm to 12am for this banquet benefiting the Leadership Ministries. For more information, visit https://lmw.org


TVA Retiree Appreciation Party: Reggie White Blvd. will be closed between the entrance of the Skate Park and W. 19th St. from 9:00am—3:00pm for this event celebrating recent retirees from TVA.

MDA Fill the Boot Campaign: Chattanooga firefighters kicked off their Fill the Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDAThursday morning at Station 1 on E. Main Street. No direct closures for this event, but firefighters will be in several intersections this week collecting money for MDA. For a full list of intersections, visit the Chattanooga Fire Department's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ChattFireDept.  

Calvary Men's Retreat: Fort St. will be closed between W. 13th St. and W. 14th St. from 9am on Thursday, September 28th to 11pm on Friday, September 29th. Visit http://calvarychatt.com/event/vintage-mens-retreat/ for more information on this event.


Bicycle Ride Across Georgia: No road closures for this event, but motorists are advised that bicycles will be entering onto Riverfront Pkwy. and crossing Broad St. and W. 37th St. on St. Elmo Ave. as part of this ride. Visit http://www.brag.org/ for more information and the full route these cyclists take on their ride. 

Howard High School Homecoming Parade: This homecoming parade for Howard High School will stage and leave from W. 38th St., where they will then be led by a police car up Alton Park Blvd., continuing in both lanes on Market St. and dispersing at Howard High School. The parade closures are to begin at 4pm. Visit http://howard.hcde.org for more information on this event.


St. Marks College Football Tailgate: Liberty St. will be closed between Mississippi Ave. and just past St. Marks United Methodist Church from 12pm to 9pm  for this college football tailgating party. Visit http://stmarkschattanooga.com/neighborhood-tailgate/ for more information on this event.


NAACP Peaceful March & Vigil: The northbound lanes of Market St. will be closed between MLK Blvd. and E. 6th St., as well as Walnut St. between E. 6th St. and E. 7th St., from 5pm to 8pm for this march and vigil which will end on the lawn of the Hamilton County Courthouse. Visit http://www.naacp.org/ for more information on the national organization.

Pride Week Launch Party: Custom St. will be closed between Columbia St. and Lindsay St. from 9am to 11pm for this event benefiting TN Valley Pride. Visit http://www.thedwellhotel.com/pride for more information on this event.  

Chattanooga Market 2017: Reggie White Blvd. will be closed from the entrance to the Chattanooga Skate Park to West 19th Street on Sunday, October 1st 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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