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IRONMAN 70.3 Closures

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Chattanooga DOT welcomes IRONMAN 70.3 this 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. The Electric Shuttle will have extended hours for IRONMAN on 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 Saturday morning with the IRONKID's race at 9am on Riverfront Parkway. The IRONMAN Expo area will be open on the Chattanooga Green from 12pm-7pm on Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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 Sunday, May 21. This includes the Tennessee Riverpark boat ramps.

Ironman starts early Sunday morning, May 21, 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.

Closure details:

Riverside Drive/Riverfront Parkway between Aquarium Way and Molly Street, Chestnut Street between Aquarium Way and Riverfront Parkway, and the southbound Veterans Bridge ramp to Riverside Drive will be closed from 9:00 am Wednesday, May 17 until 5:00 am on Monday, May 22 for the IRONMAN 70.3 setup and race.

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. 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 Sunday, May 21, 2017 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 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 Sunday, May 21 for the IRONMAN 70.3 run portion.


Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street, Suite 3030 (map)
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