Street Closings Announced For The Weekend

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The eastbound curb lane of Cherokee Boulevard from Manufacturer’s Road to the Market Street Bridge, Frazier Avenue from the Market Street Bridge to Tremont Street, Tremont Street from Frazier Avenue to River Street, through Coolidge Park and back to Market Street, both directions and side streets from Frazier Avenue to M. L. King Boulevard will be closed from 8-11 a.m. on Thursday, for the Grateful Gobbler Walk For the Homeless.  Motorists are advised to watch for pedestrians in these areas.  Emergency vehicles will be accommodated and the streets will be opened as soon as possible.

Van Ness Road from Lee Highway to Vance Road and the eastbound curb lane of Lee Highway from Chickamauga Road to Vance Road will be closed from 7-11 a.m. on Thursday, for the Sports Barn Turkey Trot.  Runners will also be on Vance Road, Chickamauga Road, Bass Road, Nicklin Drive, Bass Road, Brown Road, Osborne Drive and Benham Drive.  These roads will not be closed but motorists are advised to watch for runners in these areas.   The westbound curb lane of Lee Highway from the Sam’s Club/Sports Barn driveway to Jubilee Drive will be closed for the Turkey Trot Walk.

Northbound Carter Street between West 13th Street and just north of West 12th Street will be closed from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, for the Payal Wedding Groom’s Procession.

Reggie White Boulevard between West 19th Street and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday, for the Chattanooga Market.


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