Special Event Street Closures For June 11-18

Monday, June 11, 2018

 Monday, June 11

The Bessie Smith Strut, which takes place June 8, will necessitate the closure of Martin Luther King Boulevard from Georgia Avenue to Peeples Street that day from noon-11:45 p.m.



Tuesday, June 12

LGBT/Pulse Nightclub Shooting Anniversary Vigil - On Tuesday, June 12 from 7:30-8:30 p.m., Lindsay Street will be closed between E. 10th Street and E. 11th Street. 



Wednesday, June 13

GM Truck Club Small Truck Show - On Wednesday, June 13, Fort Street will be closed from 13th Street to 14th Street.





Saturday, June 16

West Village Street Festivals-  Pine Street will be closed to through traffic between W 6th Street and W. ML King Street; additionally W 7th Street will be closed to through traffic at Chestnut Street and W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street from 8 a.m.-midnight each Saturday through Jan. 19, 2019. 



Sunday, June 17

Chattanooga Market - Reggie White Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to the pavilion parking lot to W 19th Street from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. each Sunday through Nov. 18.



Continuing Road Closures through Saturday June 16:

Riverbend Event nights - Beginning Friday, June 8 until Saturday, June 16, additional roads will be closed from 3 p.m. (2 p.m. on June 16) until midnight:

·  Riverfront Parkway from Lindsay Street to Molly Lane

·  Aquarium Way from Walnut Street to Riverfront Parkway

·  Lookout Street from East 3rd Street to Riverfront Parkway 

·  Walnut Street from Aquarium Way to the walking bridge

·  The intersection of Aquarium Way at Chestnut Street



Bluff View Art District - 

The streets in the Bluff View Art district will close on from 3-11:30 p.m. from Friday, June 8 through Saturday, June 16, after all on street parking is full.  Access will be provided for the businesses.



Continuing Road Closures through Monday, June 18:

Riverbend 2018 - The following roads are closed for the Riverbend Festival until Monday, June 18:

·  Riverfront Parkway, from Aquarium Way to Molly Lane

·  The southbound off-ramp from Veterans Bridge

·  Power Alley from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Parkway

·  Chestnut Street from Aquarium Way to Riverfront Parkway

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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