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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Weekend Road Closures and Gay Street Parking Changes
April 25, 2012 - The City of Knoxville will be hosting various events this weekend that will require temporary road closures in the downtown area, including much of Gay Street. The City will take advantage of the Gay Street closure to install new parking signage between Wall and Union avenues. Effective Monday, April 30, the west side of this section of Gay Street will allow 30-minute parking and the east side will allow one-hour parking, with the exception of designated commercial parking zones.

Please note the following weekend closure schedule:

Friday, April 27 - Dogwood Parade / Dogwood Mile
  • Gay St. between Hill Ave. & W. Depot will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Hill Ave. between Gay St. & Howard Baker, Hall of Fame between Howard Baker & Historic Preservation, and Howard Baker between Hall of Fame & Hill Ave will be closed from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Union and Church avenues between State & Gay streets will be closed from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

    Saturday April 28 - Rossini Festival
  • Gay St. between Cumberland Ave. & Summit Hill Ave., Church and Clinch Streets between Market St. & State St., Union St. between Walnut & State St., Wall Ave. between Walnut & Gay St., and Market St. between Clinch & Union will be closed from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

    ***NOTE: This means Gay St. between Summit Hill & Cumberland Ave. will be closed from 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27 to 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, April 29***

    Saturday April 28 - JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
  • Clinch Ave. between Henley St. & James Agee, James Agee/Phillip Fulmer Way between Clinch & Lake Loudoun Blvd, Lake Loudoun Blvd. between Phillip Fulmer Way & Neyland Dr., and Neyland Dr. between Lake Loudoun Blvd. & Walnut will each have one lane coned from 10 a.m. to noon.

    Saturday April 28 - The Wellness Center Dogwood Classic 5K run/Walk
  • Eastbound lanes of Cherokee Blvd. will be closed from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • For Immediate Release
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