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Upcoming Special Event Road Closures Announced

Monday, August 15, 2022

The Chattanooga Division of Transportation announces the following upcoming special event road closures:
 
 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Campus Move-In
 
The following roads will be closed from Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 4 a.m. until Friday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m:
Vine Street from Douglas Street to Houston Street;
Oak Street from Palmetto Street to the pedestrian-only access area; and
E. 8th Street from Douglas Street to University Street.
Unauthorized vehicles left within the closure will be towed at the owner's expense.
 

Nightfall  - Cherry Street / Martin Luther King Boulevard/ Market Street
 
The following closures will be in effect each Friday night through Sept. 2:
 
Cherry Street will be closed at E. MLK Boulevard on Friday from 3 p.m.-midnight for Nightfall setup.
Market Street will be closed from East 8th Street to East 10th Street, and Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed from Broad Street to Georgia Avenue from 5:30 p.m.-midnight.
 

Back To School Neighborhood Gathering
 
Sterling Avenue will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 20 between Carroll Lane and Dennis Road from 4-11 p.m. for the Back To School Neighborhood Gathering
 

Chattanooga Football Club Home Match 
 
The following roads will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 20 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.
W. 19th Street between Reggie White Blvd 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.
 

Riverfront Nights - Riverfront Parkway
  
Riverfront Parkway, between Power Alley and Chestnut Street, will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 6-10 p.m. for Riverfront Nights. 
All vehicles over two axles, including tractor-trailers, must use Aquarium Way or W Martin Luther King Blvd as a detour.
 

Chattanooga Market - Reggie White Boulevard
 
Reggie White Boulevard will be closed in front of the First Horizon Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 21 for the Chattanooga Market until 6 p.m.
This Sunday's theme is "Buskers Festival"
 

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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