CDOT Announces Upcoming Road Closures

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces these upcoming road closures:
 
- Armed Forces Day Parade
 
Market Street will be closed Friday, Oct. 23 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. between 12th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard for the Armed Forces Day Parade vehicle line up. 

Market Street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and 4th Street will experience a rolling closure between 10:30-11:30 a.m. The following streets will be closed at Market Street during this time: 8th Street, 7th Street, 6th Street and 5th Street.

COVID-19 precautions require the Armed Forces Day Parade to be limited in size and scope. Only vehicles and trailers allowed, no designated public seating area, no walking participants and all drivers and riders must be socially distanced and wear masks at all times.  The general public is encouraged to view an online stream that goes live tomorrow morning on the Armed Forces Day Parade Facebook Page.

- Broad Street
 
Broad Street will be closed 8 a.m. Saturday through 10 p.m. Sunday between W. Aquarium Way and W. 3rd Street as an outdoor expansion for restaurants. CDOT is working to help businesses comply with social distancing requirements by providing extra room in the public space. 

- Riverfront Parkway

On Sundays beginning Oct. 18 through Nov. 8 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Riverfront Parkway will be closed between E. Aquarium Way and Power Alley. This closure encourages the use of the public right-of-way while providing space for social distancing.
 
Riverfront Parkway between Chestnut Street and Power Alley will continue to be closed from 8 p.m. Sunday until 7 p.m. Monday for refreshing the mural installation.  Detours will be posted. 

- Reggie White Boulevard
 
Reggie White Boulevard will be closed Sundays from 6 a.m. -6 p.m. for the Chattanooga Essentials Market to enhance social distancing measures.  CDOT is working to help businesses comply with social distancing requirements by providing extra room in our public space. 

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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