Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Monday, December 10, 2018

Here are upcoming street closings:

Wednesday:

After Hours Event in West Village - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Wednesday from 4PM until 9PM.
This closure will be in effect each Wednesday evening through Jan. 30, 2019. 

Friday:

West Village Out on 8th  - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Friday, from 2 pm until 8 am on Saturday.   

Saturday:

West Village Street Festivals -  Pine Street between W 7th Street and W M.L. King Blvd, and 
8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed from 8 am until midnight each Saturday through Jan. 19, 2019
   
Commodities Distribution - Curtain Pole Road will be closed on Saturday from 7AM until 11AM for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank Commodities Distribution. 

Chattanooga Mocs Home Game - Reggie White Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to the pavilion parking lot to W 19th Street; W 19th Street will also be closed, from 5AM until 11:30PM for the Chattanooga Mocs game. This closure will be the final closure for the 2018 season. Please note that there will be no street parking available on Chestnut Street from W 17th Street to W 19th Street starting at 5AM on the days of the home games.

View  CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space.   


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