Upcoming Special Event Road Closures Announced

Thursday, May 26, 2022
The Chattanooga Division of Transportation announces the following upcoming special event road closures:  

Nightfall

The following roads and intersections will be closed beginning Friday, May 27 from 5:30 p.m.-midnight:
• Cherry Street at E. MLK Boulevard (begins at 3 p.m. for set-up);
• Market Street between East 8th Street and East 10th Street; 
• Martin Luther King Boulevard between Broad Street and Georgia Avenue; and
• Street parking on Georgia Avenue will be restricted.

These closures will be in effect each Friday night through Sept.
2.


Chattanooga Football Club Home Match 
 
The following roads will be closed on Saturday, May 28 from 4:30 p.m.-midnight:
• Reggie White Boulevard between the Chattanooga Skate Park north entrance and W. 20th Street (Reggie White will remain closed until 6 p.m. on Sunday for the Chattanooga Market);
• Chestnut Street between W. 17th Street and W. 19th Street; and
• W. 19th Street between Reggie White Boulevard and Chestnut Street.

Street parking will be prohibited on Chestnut Street within the closure on the dates/times listed above. Vehicles left within the closure will be towed at the owner's expense.


Hilltop Potluck Block Party
 
Monte Vista Drive between Hilltop Drive and Gardner Street will be closed Sunday, May 29 from 3-9 p.m. for a neighborhood block party.


Riverbend Festival Set-Up/Take-Down

The following roads will be closed beginning Sunday, May 29 at 8 p.m. and reopening Tuesday, June 7 at 2 p.m.:
• Riverfront Parkway between north Molly Lane intersection and E. Aquarium Way;
• Chestnut Street between W. Aquarium Way and Riverfront Parkway; and
• Power Alley between W. Aquarium Way and Riverfront Parkway.

Additional closure of the Market Street Bridge will be announced next week, which will occur during the Festival.


Chattanooga Market

Reggie White Boulevard between W. 19th Street and the Skate Park access road will remain closed after the Chattanooga Football Club Home Match to host the Chattanooga Market until Sunday, May 29 at 6 p.m. The Market's theme will be "Street Food Festival."


Chattanooga Chase

The following roads will be closed on Monday, May 30 for the annual Chattanooga Chase from 5:30-10:30 a.m:
• Barton Avenue between Terrace Avenue and Dorchester Road;
• Dorchester Road between Hixson Pike (CVS parking lot) and Sterling Avenue; and
• Hanover Street between Hixson Pike and Dorchester Road.

The northbound right lane on Hixson Pike will be closed between Woodhill Drive and Minnekahda Place for participants. 

The following roads will remain open; however, drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution as runners will be present between 5:30-10:30 a.m.: Minnekahda Place, Woodhill Drive, Shady Circle, Sunset Road, Riverview Road, Dorchester Road, Concord Street, North Avenue and Devonshire Avenue. 


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

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