Festivals, farmers' market, utility work lead to weekend lane cl

Festivals, farmers' market, utility work lead to weekend lane closures in Downtown Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two festivals, the Market Square Farmers' Market and utility work will cause some traffic changes in Downtown Knoxville this weekend.

The Biscuit Festival is scheduled to have a record number of biscuits available in the "Biscuit Boulevard" tasting area, while the Children's Festival of Reading will bring internationally acclaimed authors and illustrators to World's Fair Park.

The two events, along with the farmers' market and some utility work will lead to a number of lane closures in the downtown area.

International Biscuit Festival closures:
  • Clinch Avenue between Walnut Street and Gay Street will be closed from 3 p.m. Friday, May 16, to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17.
  • Strong Alley between Clinch Avenue and Union Avenue will be closed from 3 p.m. Friday, May 16, to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17.
  • Market Street between Church Avenue and Union Avenue will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Market Street between Church Avenue and Cumberland Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Church Avenue between Walnut Street and Gay Street will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Temporary no-parking zones on Clinch Avenue and Market Street, beginning Friday afternoon.
Market Square Farmers’ Market closures:
  • Union Avenue between Walnut Street and Gay Street will be closed 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Temporary no-parking on Union Avenue begins 5 a.m. Saturday.
Children’s Festival of Reading closure:
  • World’s Fair Park Drive between Clinch Avenue and Grand Avenue will be closed 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
In addition, KUB crews will be closing the block of Main Street between South Gay Street and State Street on Saturday and Sunday. Motorists will be detoured from Main Street south onto Gay Street, east onto Hill Avenue and then north onto State Street to get around the utility work.

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