Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Monday, April 15, 2019

Here are upcoming street closings:

Monday:
West Village Conference Street Festival -  
Pine Street between W 7th Street (south of the the Republic Parking lot) and W M.L. King Blvd, and 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Monday, from 2-7:30 p.m.
for a West Village street festival. 

Wednesday:
Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Wednesday, from 4-9 p.m.. This closure will be in effect each Wednesday evening through January, 2020.     

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

CFC Soccer Match - Reggie White Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to the pavilion parking lot to W 19th Street from 12 pm until midnight on Saturday. Additionally, the on-street parking on Chestnut Street, between W 17th St and W 19th St will be closed from 11AM until midnight. 

Audubon Adventure Pentathlon -  At 12 p.m. on Saturday, the Chattanooga Police Department will assist runners crossing Cherokee Blvd a Manufacturers Road for the beginning of the Audubon Adventure Pentathlon. CPD will hold traffic while runners cross and then traffic will resume as normal. Cherokee Blvd is anticipated to be fully open by 12:15 p.m. 

Sunday:
Easter at Coolidge - River Street will be closed from the SunTrust Bank to the Coolidge Park parking lot from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for this event. Easter at Coolidge returns for its 11th year with a 100,000 Easter egg hunt and a worship service in the park. 

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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