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Road closures for this weekend's Ironman 70.3

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

This weekend's Ironman 70.3 triathlon will force the closure of part of downtown's streets, according to a news release.

Those watching the event should park in lots and garages in downtown, and utilize the free electric shuttle, suggests Chattanooga officials.

Some of the closures will begin Thursday for the safe setup of race day and related activities.

MOBILE USERS | See closure map

The Tennessee River will be closed to pleasure craft Sunday between Ross's Landing and Chickamauga Dam from 5:00am to 10:00am, including Rivermont Park and Tennessee Riverpark boat ramps.

Road closures include:

  • 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 Thursday, May 14th until 5:00 am on Monday, May 18th for the IRONMAN 70.3 setup and race.
  • The right eastbound lane of Riverfront Parkway/W 20th Street between Molly Lane and Market Street, the right southbound lane of Market Street between West 20th Street and West 40th Street, 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 from 7 am until 2 pm on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 for the IRONMAN 70.3 bike portion. Cyclists will also be on West 40th Street and Tennessee Avenue to the state line riding with traffic. The intersection of St Elmo Avenue at West 45th Street will be a 4 way Stop from 7:00 am until 10:00 am.
  • 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 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 for the IRONMAN 70.3 run portion.

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