published Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Number of Chattanooga streets being closed for USA Cycling competition

The Chattanooga Transportation Department has reported a number of streets will be closed in the area for the USA Cycling Professional National Championships event being held through Monday.

Details include:

• Friday from 6 p.m. until Saturday at 6 p.m.: Volkswagen Drive will be closed between Discovery Drive and the roundabout to Enterprise South Nature Park for the USA Cycling Time Trials setup.

• Saturday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.: Hickory Valley Road between Highway 58 and Bonny Oaks Drive and Discovery Drive between Hickory Valley Road and Volkswagen Drive will be closed for the USA Cycling Time Trials.

• Sunday from 5 a.m. until Monday at 11:30 p.m.: M.L. King Boulevard between Broad Street and Georgia Avenue, Market Street between East Eighth Street and East 10th Street, and Cherry Street between East Eighth Street and M.L. King Boulevard will be closed for USA Cycling Road Race setup. On-street parking will be prohibited on these streets from Saturday at 6 p.m. until Monday at 6 p.m.

• Monday from 5 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.: The following roads will be closed for the USA Cycling Road Race and there will be limited crossing points. Please see the maps below for details. Frazier Avenue: Market Street to Barton Avenue, Woodland Avenue: East Manning Street to Frazier Avenue, Forest Avenue: East Manning Street to Frazier Avenue, East Kent Street: Market Street to Forest Avenue, Market Street: Frazier Avenue to West 12th Street, Georgia Avenue: Veterans Bridge to Vine Street, Vine Street: Georgia Avenue to Palmetto Street, East Fifth Street: East Fourth Street to Palmetto Street, McCallie Avenue: Palmetto Street to Georgia Avenue, Palmetto Street: East Fifth Street to McCallie Avenue, Douglas Street: McCallie Avenue to East Fifth Street, Seventh Street: Broad Street to Georgia Avenue, Broad Street: Seventh Street to Cummings Highway, West 12th Street: Broad Street to Market Street, St Elmo Avenue: Broad Street to Ochs Highway, Ochs Highway: St Elmo Avenue to Ochs Highway Extension, Ochs Highway Extension and South Forrest Avenue: Ochs Highway to Scenic Highway, Scenic Highway: Forrest Avenue to Cummings Highway, and Cummings Highway: Scenic Highway to Broad Street. On-street parking will be prohibited on these streets from Sunday at 6 p.m. until Monday at 6 p.m.

Visit the transportation department’s website at http://www.chattanooga.gov/transportation/transportation-resources for alternative route maps to use to be part of this national event or to get wherever you need to be. Parking lots around the perimeter of the event are marked on the maps and the public is encouraged to walk, bike, and use the Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System downtown. A free CARTA bus shuttle will run from parking lots of Finley Stadium up and down Lookout Mountain with stops at the Incline, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and race activity locations.

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