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IRONMAN 70.3 Closures

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The Chattanooga Department of Transportation welcomes the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Saturday and Sunday, September 9 & 10. 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. The Electric Shuttle will have extended hours for IRONMAN on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 5:00 am. There will also be extra shuttles running the route. Bike Chattanooga Ambassadors will be at bike share stations to assist folks renting a bike.

Public activities start at 6pm on Wednesday, September 6 with the “Made in Tennessee” celebration, a free concert with a headlining performance by Singer/Songwriter Carly Pearce and local opening act, Strung Like A Horse. The “Made in Tennessee” celebration will take place in front of the TN Aquarium. As part of the event, Aquarium Way will be closed between Market St. and Broad St. beginning at 1pm. Starting at 4pm, northbound Broad St. will be closed between Aquarium Way and 3rd St. In addition, 3rd St. between Market St. and Broad St. will be closed off for the event. The roads will reopen at 11pm that evening.

The IRONMAN Expo area will be open on the Chattanooga Green from 9:00 am -5:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

On Thursday, September 7, there will be a “Late For The Train“ 5K Fun Run starting at 9am. Participants will start and finish on Riverfront Parkway at the official IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship finish line. Later that day, at 4pm, there will be a Parade of Nations, a great opportunity to see the over 90 countries that will be represented in the World Championship 70.3. This is a rolling closure, with the Chattanooga Police Department leading athletes and supporters from Aquarium Plaza to the Riverfront by way of Chestnut St.

On Friday, September 8, the IRONKID's 1/2 Mile and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held at 9am on Riverfront Parkway.

Setup & Event Closure details:

Riverside Drive/Riverfront Parkway between Aquarium Way and Molly Lane, Chestnut Street between Aquarium Way and Riverfront Parkway, and the southbound Veterans Bridge ramp to Riverside Drive will be closed from 9:00 am Monday, September 4 until 5:00 am on Monday, September 11 for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship setup and race.

The Tennessee River will be closed to pleasure crafts between Ross's Landing and River Mile 469 (behind the Boathouse Restaurant) from 5:00 am until 10:30 am on Saturday and Sunday. This includes the Tennessee Riverpark boat ramps.

Ironman starts early both Saturday and Sunday mornings, with the swim portion at 6:50am and athletes will be transitioning to the bike race from about 7:30 am until 9:30am. 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 and Barton Avenue between 9:30am and 4:30pm.

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 can be found on CDOT's special events page.

The right eastbound lane of Riverfront Parkway between Molly Lane and Market Street, full closure 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 South bound off ramp at Market Street will be closed and all streets crossing this route will be controlled by CPD officers. Ochs Highway, Sanders Rd., Guild Trail and Everett St. will be closed from 7:00 am to 11:00 am both days. The intersections of St Elmo Avenue and Virginia Avenue at West 45th Street and West 42nd Street will be 4-way Stops from 5:00 am until 1:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday for the 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 bike 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 9:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday for the run portion.



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Chattanooga, TN 37402
Office Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: (423) 643-5950

Request new or report problems with existing traffic control devices by calling 311, (423) 643-6311, or by visiting CHA311.com.

Brian May