Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade

Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade

On Monday, January 16th, 2023, the following closures will take place:

  • Georgia Ave between E 10th Street and E MLK Blvd from Noon until 2:00 PM for parade line up.
  • E MLK Blvd between Georgia Ave and Peeples Street will close at 12:45 PM and will reopen once the final float enters Peeples Street.
  • Peeples Street between E MLK Blvd and E 10th Street will be closed from 12:45 PM until (estimated) 2:30 PM for parade attendees to disperse.
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Reports of Flooding / Wires Down / Trees Down / Road Hazards

The following locations are closed or have limited access:

  • Main Street between Market Street and Broad Street (wall collapse)
  • 100 Isbill Road (wires down)
  • 807 S Crest Road (wires down)
  • Greenwood Road at Dee Drive (hazard reported)
  • Gadd Road at Highway 153 (hazard reported)
  • Kellys Ferry Ave at Cummings Highway (hazard reported)
  • 1600 Eagle Drive (wires down)

Please obey any instructions from law enforcement, flaggers, or traffic control devices in these areas. Road conditions will only worsen while inclement weather remains in our area. Use extreme caution.
Please report flooded locations or trees down by dialing our 311 Service Center 8 AM-5 PM Mon-Fri at 423-643-6311; Or if after hours/weekends, the Chattanooga Police Department Non-Emergency Number at 423-698-2525
Remember: Never attempt to cross flooded roads.

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Upcoming Special Event Closures

Chattanooga Community Kitchen Fall Festival
E 11th Street between Baldwin Street and Peeples Street will be closed Friday, October 21st from Noon until 5:00 PM for the CCK Fall Festival and Rebrand Debut.

Chattajack 31 Paddle RaceRiverfront Parkway between Power Alley and Chestnut Street will be closed Friday, October 21st at Noon until Saturday, October 22nd at 11:59 PM for the annual Chattajack 31 Paddle Race.  All trucks over 2 axles will need to use Martin Luther King Blvd and Chestnut Street as detour routes and will not be allowed on Power Alley. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Football Home GameThe following roads will be closed on Saturday, October 22nd from 6:00 AM until 6:30 PM:

  • Reggie White Blvd between the Chattanooga Skate Park north entrance and W 20th Street
  • 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.
Fall Family Fun FestGeorgia Ave between E Martin Luther King Blvd and E 10th Street will be closed Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM for First Things First Fall Family Fun Fest.
Chattanooga Football Club MatchThe following roads will be closed on Sunday, October 23rd from 4:00 PM until 11:30 PM:

  • Reggie White Blvd between the Chattanooga Skate Park north entrance and W 20th Street
  • 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.
Chattanooga MarketReggie White Blvd in front of the First Horizon Pavilion will be closed Sunday, October 23rd from 6:00 AM until 11:30 PM for the Chattanooga Market (followed by the CFC Match). The theme this weekend is ‘Scenic City Wings’.

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Upcoming Special Event Road Closures

Chattanooga Football Club Home Match

The following roads will be closed on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 from 4:00 PM until Midnight:

  • Reggie White Blvd between the Chattanooga Skate Park north entrance and W 20th Street.
  • 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.

Honest Charley Private Event

  • Fort Street between 14th Street and 13th Street will be closed on Thursday, September 29th, 2022, from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM for a private event.

Thursdays On Station Street

  • Station Street between Market Street and Rossville Avenue will be closed on Thursday, September 29th, 2022, from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM for ‘Thursdays On Station Street.’

3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival – Riverfront Parkway

  • Riverfront Parkway, between Power Alley and Aquarium Way, and Chestnut Street between Aquarium Way and Riverfront Parkway, will be closed on Friday, September 30th at 10:00 AM until Sunday, October 2nd at 8:00 PM (Chattanooga Pride Festival will utilize the identical closure for Sunday). 
  • All vehicles over two axles, including tractor-trailers, must use Aquarium Way or W Martin Luther King Blvd as a detour.

Tennessee Valley Heart Walk

The following will be in effect Saturday, October 1st, from 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM for the Tennessee Valley Heart Walk::

  • The eastbound right lane of Frazier Avenue will be closed from Market Street to Walnut Street.
  • Runners will share the road on Walnut Street between the Walnut Street Bridge Plaza and E 3rd Street.
  • Drivers should use caution and follow all instructions from on-site officers.

2022 Moccasin Bend Fall Classic

  • On Saturday, October 1st, 2022 between 7:45 AM and 9:45 AM, the Moccasin Bend Fall Classic will take place on Moccasin Bend Road between Hudson Road and the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institution. 
  • Runners will be sharing the road with traffic. Drivers should use caution and follow any instructions from on-site officers.

Chattanooga Football Club Home Match

The following roads will be closed on Saturday, October 1st,2022 t from 4:30 PM until Midnight:

  • Reggie White Blvd between the Chattanooga Skate Park north entrance and W 20th Street (Reggie White will remain closed until 6:00 PM 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.

Chattanooga Market

  • Reggie White Blvd will be closed in front of the First Horizon Pavilion on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022,  for the Chattanooga Market until 6:00 PM.
  • This Sunday’s theme is the “Erlanger Health Fair.”

Chattanooga Pride Parade 

The following will be in effect Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, from 11:30 AM until 12:15 PM for the Chattanooga Pride Parade::

  • Westbound right lane of 4th Street between Walnut Street and Market Street.
  • Southbound Market Street between 4th Street and Aquarium Way.
  • Westbound Aquarium Way from Market Street to Chestnut Street.
  • CPD will have officers directing traffic at all intersections.
  • Detours will be posted.
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IRONMAN Chattanooga 2022 Traffic Impact

September 19, 2022 – Chattanooga, TN — Chattanooga Division of Transportation welcomes IRONMAN this upcoming weekend.  We recommend that spectators and visitors park in the lots and garages surrounding downtown and utilize the Free Electric Shuttle and Bike Chattanooga bike share system. Bike Chattanooga Ambassadors will be at bike share stations to assist folks renting a bike.

Public activities start Saturday morning with the IRONKID’s race at 9 am on Riverfront Parkway.  The IRONMAN Expo area will be open on the Chattanooga Green on Thursday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Friday from 10:00 AM-7:00 PM; Saturday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

The Tennessee River will be closed to pleasure crafts between Ross’s Landing and the Chickamauga Dam from 5:00 AM until 10:30 AM on Sunday, September 25th.  This includes the Rivermont Park and Tennessee Riverpark boat ramps.

IRONMAN starts early Sunday morning, September 25th, with the swim portion at 7:30 AM and athletes will be transitioning to the bike race from about 8:10 AM until 1:00 PM.  Traffic will be stopped from crossing the cyclists’ lane when they are present between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Riverfront Parkway, West 20th Street, Broad Street, Market Street, and Alton Park Boulevard.  Runners will be on the Riverwalk, Amnicola Highway, the Veterans Bridge, Barton Avenue, Hixson Pike, and Riverview Road between 12:25 PM and 12:40 AM.

Spectators are encouraged to make the most of this unprecedented opportunity for Chattanooga.  Links to the Ironman Spectator Guide, Travel Tips, and maps of the routes be found on the 2022 IRONMAN Chattanooga website<https://www.ironman.com/im-chattanooga>.

Closure details:
Riverside Drive/Riverfront Parkway between Aquarium Way and Molly Street, Chestnut Street between Aquarium Way and Riverfront Parkway, Power Alley from the parking lot to Riverfront Parkway, and the southbound Veterans Bridge ramp to Riverside Drive will be closed from 9:00 AM on Wednesday, September 21 until 8:00 PM on Monday, September 26 for the IRONMAN setup, race, and take-down.

The right eastbound lane of Riverfront Parkway between Molly Lane and Market Street, the right southbound lane of Market Street between West 20th Street and West 40th Street (the I-24 on-ramp and off-ramp at Market Street will be closed), West 40th Street between Alton Park Blvd and Tennessee Avenue, and all streets crossing this route will be controlled by CPD officers.   The intersections of St Elmo Avenue and Virginia Avenue at West 45th Street will be 4-way stops from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2022, for the IRONMAN bike portion.  Cyclists will also be on Tennessee Avenue and St Elmo Avenue to the state line, riding with traffic.

The right eastbound lane of Frazier Avenue between Forest Avenue and the Veterans Bridge, the right northbound lane of Barton Avenue between Frazier Avenue and Baker Street, the right northbound lane of the Veterans Bridge between East 3rd Street and Barton Avenue, the right westbound lane of Amnicola Highway between Old Curtain Pole Road and Lindsay Street, Riverside Drive between Lindsay Street and Molly Lane, the Battery Place off-ramp from Riverside Drive, Aquarium Way between Riverside Drive and Walnut Street will be closed and all streets crossing this route will be controlled by CPD officers to give right-of-way to the runners from 12:25 PM on Sunday, September 25 until 1:00 am on Monday, September 26 for the IRONMAN run portion.

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Reports of Wires/Trees Down, Hazards or Flooding

The following locations may be closed or have limited access while emergency crews clear the right-of-way:

  • 1970 Cummings Highway (wires down)
  • Cummings Highway at Browns Ferry Road (hazard)
  • 600 Market Street (hazard)
  • 900 Market Street (hazard)
  • Market Street at W Aquarium Way (hazard)
  • HWY 153 at Dupont Parkway (hazard)
  • 519 Cherokee Blvd (wires down)
  • 700 E 11th Street (hazard)
  • W 6th Street at Chestnut Street (hazard)
  • 3500 Broad Street (hazard)
  • 550 Houston Street (flooding)
  • N Orchard Knob Ave at Jackson Street (wires down)
  • 7500 Middle Valley Road (Hamilton County-wires down)
  • More areas may be affected not listed here as severe weather moves through
  • Obey any instructions from law enforcement, flaggers, or traffic control devices in these areas. 

Please report flooded locations or trees down by dialing our 311 Service Center 8 AM-5 PM Mon-Fri at 423-643-6311; Or if after hours/weekends, the Chattanooga Police Department Non-Emergency Number at 423-698-2525

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Wilcox Tunnel Closed

Wilcox Tunnel will be closed immediately beginning Thursday, June 30, 2022 for emergency repairs.  

  • City Street Maintenance Crews are on site.
  • Detours will be posted.
  • All motorists are asked to avoid traveling near this area as to provide leeway for repair services. 
  • These closures may remain in place for an extended period of time until the repairs are completed.
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IRONMAN 70.3 CHATTANOOGA TRAFFIC IMPACT

The Chattanooga Division of Transportation welcomes IRONMAN 70.3 this upcoming weekend.  We recommend that spectators and visitors park in the lots and garages surrounding downtown and utilize the Free Electric Shuttle (begin 9:30 AM Sunday) and Bike Chattanooga bike share system (24/7). 

Public activities start Friday afternoon with the IRONMAN Village and Official IRONMAN Store opening at 2 PM on Riverfront Parkway.  Both will be open Saturday from 10 AM until 4 PMand Sunday (race day) 7 AM-3 PM.

The Tennessee River will be closed to pleasure crafts between Ross’s Landing and the Hubert Fry Center from 5:00 AM until 10:30 AM on Sunday, May 22nd.  This includes the Rivermont Park and Tennessee Riverpark boat ramps.

IRONMAN starts early Sunday morning, May 22nd, with the swim portion at 6:50 AM and athletes will be transitioning to the bike race from about 7:15 am until 9:00 am.  Traffic will be stopped from crossing the cyclists’ lane when they are present between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Riverfront Parkway, West 20th Street, Broad Street, Market Street, and Alton Park Boulevard.  Runners will be on the Riverwalk, Amnicola Highway, the Veterans Bridge, Frazier Avenue, Barton Avenue, Hixson Pike, and Riverview Road between 10:30 AM and 1 PM.

Spectators are encouraged to make the most of this unprecedented opportunity for Chattanooga.  Links to the Ironman 70.3 Spectator Guide, Travel Tips, and maps of the routes be found on the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga website.

Closure details:

Riverside Drive/Riverfront Parkway between Aquarium Way and Molly Lane, Chestnut Street between Aquarium Way and Riverfront Parkway, Power Alley from the parking lot to Riverfront Parkway, and the southbound Veterans Bridge ramp to Riverside Drive will be closed Wednesday, May 18th until 9:00 am on Monday, May 23rd for the IRONMAN 70.3 setup and race.

The right eastbound lane of Riverfront Parkway between Molly Lane and Market Street, the right southbound lane of Market Street between West 20th Street and West 40th Street, West 40th Street between Alton Park Blvd and Tennessee Avenue, and the I-24 on-ramp and Southbound off-ramp at Market Street will be closed and all streets crossing this route will be controlled by CPD officers.   The intersections of St Elmo Avenue and Virginia Avenue at West 45th Street will be 4-way Stops from 5:00 am until 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 22nd for the IRONMAN 70.3 bike portion.  Cyclists will also be on Tennessee Avenue and St Elmo Avenue to the state line, riding with traffic.
The right eastbound lane of Frazier Avenue between Forest Avenue and the Veterans Bridge, the right northbound lane of Barton Avenue between Frazier Avenue and Baker Street, the right northbound lane of the Veterans Bridge between East 3rd Street and Barton Avenue, the right westbound lane of Amnicola Highway between Old Curtain Pole Road and Lindsay Street, Riverside Drive between Lindsay Street and Molly Lane, the Battery Place off-ramp from Riverside Drive, Aquarium Way between Riverside Drive and Walnut Street will be closed and all streets crossing this route will be controlled by CPD officers to give right-of-way to the runners from 5:00 am on Sunday, May 22nd until 5:00 pm for the IRONMAN 70.3 run portion. 
There will be several locations where temporary parking restrictions will be in place on Sunday, May 22nd.  This includes Riverfront Parkway, Walnut Street, and multiple locations within St Elmo. ‘Special Event No Parking’ signage are posted where these restrictions are in place.

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENT ROAD CLOSURES

Kane Brown Concert – Updated Initial Closure Time

Reggie White Blvd between W 20th Street and the Skate Park access road will now close Wednesday, May 4thbeginning at 6:00 PM for Kane Brown Concert staging. 

State Of The City Address

Broad Street southbound between 7th Street and 8thStreet will be closed Thursday, May 5th from 1 PM until 5 PM for the State Of The City Address. The Tivoli Theatre will host Mayor Kelly’s speech and community forum, however, an RSVP is required for attendance. 

Armed Forces Day Parade

The following roads and intersections will be closed Friday, May 6th from 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM to stage the annual Armed Forces Day Parade:  

Market Street between W 12th and MLK Blvd

W 11th Street at the intersection of Market Street

W 10th Street at the intersection of Market Street

The Armed Forces Day Parade will start at 10:30 AMwithin the southbound lanes of Market Street at 10thStreet and travel northbound until W 5th Street where the parade will disperse.  The following restrictions will be in place during the parade:

Market Street southbound between W 4th Street and W 10th Street will be closed. 

The cross streets of Market Street and MLK Blvd, 8thStreet, 7th Street, 6th Street, and 5th Street will be closed during the parade.

All street parking between 4th Street and 10th Street will be prohibited during the parade. 

The eastbound right lane of 4th Street will be closed from Broad Street to Cherry Street for bus staging.  

Gran Fondo Hincapie Street Closures and Traffic Impact  

The following roads and intersections will be closed from Friday, May 6th beginning 2:00 PM until Saturday, May 7th at 6 PM for the Gran Fondo Hincapie setup and bike event.  

E Martin Luther King Blvd from Lindsay Street to Houston Street 

Houston Street from E Martin Luther King Blvd to E 10th Street 

East 10th Street at the intersection of Houston Street

Gran Fondo Hincapie Bike Ride – Cyclists will be escorted by CPD officers starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 7th, beginning from E Martin Luther King Blvd, turning north onto Market Street.  CPD will be present at all intersections on Market Street, crossing into North Shore, and continuing on Cherokee Blvd.  Please watch for instructions from these officers as the cyclists will be given the right of way while an officer is present.

A secondary route traveling Manufacturers Road will have officers present at both HWY 27 ramps and at the entrance of Renaissance Park. 

The first return cyclists are expected back into Chattanooga around 10:00 AM.

Inbound cyclists will return via Tiftonia using Cummings Road, Wauhatchie Pike, turning north onto Cummings Highway until Broad Street.  From Broad Street, cyclists will turn on W 33rd, then travel north on Alton Park Blvd / Market Street, right on W 12th Street, continuing onto Houston Street, and back to the closure on E Martin Luther King Blvd. Officers will be located at major intersections/traffic lights for the inbound cyclists. 

Cyclists will be required to ride with traffic while following the rules of the road. This is an open course so expect cyclists throughout the city. Please pay close attention to officer instructions when CPD is present. 

Most cyclists should complete their routes by 4:00 PM.

South Chattanooga Holiday Market

Hughes Avenue between W 40th Street and W 41stStreet will be closed Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM to host the South Chattanooga Holiday Market. Detours will be posted. 

Corner Market on 55th 

E 55th Street between St Elmo Avenue and Virginia Avenue will be closed on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM to host the Corner Market on 55th Street.  Detours will be posted.

Chattanooga Market

Reggie White Blvd between W 19th Street and the Skate Park access road will remain closed after the Kane Brown Concert to host Sunday’s Chattanooga Market. The theme for Sunday, May 8th will be a ‘Mothers’ Day Celebration’

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Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work on Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.

TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 18 at 6:00 a.m. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel across the state this holiday weekend.

Motorists will still encounter some long-term lane closures on construction projects that will remain in place. While lane closure activity will be stopped, some workers may be on-site in construction zones, and reduced speed limits will still be in effect. Motorists are urged to adhere to all posted speed limits, especially in work zones, for their safety. Slower speeds are necessary in work zones due to the temporary layout of the roadway and will be enforced.

Do your part to keep yourself and TDOT road workers safe – set your GPS in advance and Know BEFORE You Go, secure your phone in a Hands-Free device, and Work With Us by moving over and slowing down when you see vehicles with flashing lights.  

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