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Road & Riverwalk Closures for BMW Triathlon
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Road & Riverwalk Closures for BMW of Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

Road Closures

This weekend a number of roads in downtown Chattanooga will close for the 3rd Annual BMW of Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon, which will take place on Sunday July 15, 2007. In addition, a north bound lane and a south bound lane of Highway 27 will be closed to traffic between MLKing Blvd and Hwy 153 during the morning of July 15. Residents of the area, as well as triathlon competitors, are encouraged to plan their travels accordingly.


Exact road closures are as follows:


Beginning at 7:30 am on Saturday, July 14, 2007, Riverfront Pkwy between Chestnut St and Power Alley will be closed for set up of the triathlon. 


Beginning at 6:30 am on Sunday, July 15, the following roads will be closed:

  • South bound ramp of the Veterans Bridge
  • Riverfront Pkwy from E 2nd St to the south bound exit ramp of Hwy 27 at ML King Blvd
  • The inside lanes of north and south bound Hwy 27/29 from the ML King Exit ramps to just south of Hwy 29 at Dayton Pike (closed until 10:30 am).   North and south bound vehicular traffic on Hwy 27/29 will be detoured off and back on to the highway in the vicinity of the ML King Blvd and 4th St ramps.  The south bound entrance ramp from 4th St to Hwy 27/29 will be closed.
  • Chestnut St and Power Alley from 2nd St to Riverfront Pkwy
  • ML King Blvd will be closed at Riverfront Pkwy
  • Riverfront Pkwy south of ML King Blvd will be closed to Grove St. 
  • Riverfront Pkwy, Boynton Dr, and Gateway Ave will be closed at ML King Blvd.
Riverwalk Closure

On Sunday July 15, 2007 from 8:00 am to 12:30pm the Riverwalk from downtown Chattanooga to River Terminal Road will be closed to public recreation for the 3rd Annual BMW of Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon. With over 1,200 racers expected to participate in the event, the Riverwalk is being closed to insure the safety of both race participants and the general public. This section of the Riverwalk will re-open to the general public at 12:30pm. Other portions of the Riverwalk will not be affected by the event.


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