CDOT Announces Events And Closures For Oct. 17-20

Monday, October 14, 2019

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following events and closures for Oct. 17-20:       

Thursday, Oct. 17

Ales on 8th -  W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 2-11 p.m. This closure will be in effect each Thursday evening through Feb. 27, 2020. 

Saturday, Oct. 19

Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire - The southbound lanes of Broad Street will be closed between W 10th Street and W 11th Street on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. for the Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire. Detours will be posted.      

UTC Mocs Home Football Games - Chestnut Street between W 17th Street and W 19th Street, Reggie White Boulevard between pavilion parking access road and W 19th Street, and also W 19th Street between Reggie White Boulevard and Chestnut Street will be closed for all UTC Home Football Games at Finley Stadium between 5 a.m.-11:30 p.m.  Closure will take place on these specific dates: 8/29, 9/21, 9/28, 10/17, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/13, 12/14, 12/20 and 12/21.    

West Village Street Festivals -  Pine Street between W 7th Street (south of the the Republic Parking lot) and W M.L. King Boulevard, and W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed from 8 a.m.-midnight each Saturday through Dec. 27.
  

Sunday, Oct. 20

7 Bridges Marathon - Multiple full and partial closures will take place with the annual Seven Bridges Marathon both inside downtown Chattanooga and along Riverfront Parkway/Amnicola Highway from 4 a.m.-3 p.m. These full and partial closures will be immediately opened when the last runner passes each location. Full and partial closures include: Tremont Street at Coolidge Park; Frazier Avenue, westbound; River Street; Market Street Bridge, W Aquarium, Chestnut Street, northbound right lane; Highway 27, over Olgiati Bridge; Manufacturers Road; Riverfront Parkway; Barton Avenue; Veterans Bridge; Battery Place; Amnicola Highway, eastbound right lane; Riverside Drive, eastbound right lane; River Terminal Road; Dupont Parkway, northbound right lane, N Access Road; and Highway 153, southbound right lane. 
Detours will be posted for all roads affected by a full closure. Drivers are encouraged to use extra caution when around running participants. Please obey all instructions from local law enforcement directing traffic.  See detailed map of roads affected here.   

Chattanooga Market - Reggie White Boulevard between W 17th Street and W 19th Street will be closed Sunday, Oct. 20 from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. for the Chattanooga Market. This week's featured event is the "Buskers Festival."

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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