Road Closures in Knoxville for the USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships

As a reminder, the Gay Street block from Church to Cumberland is closed all weekend and other roads will be closed starting around 4 today in preparation for this weekend’s USA Cycling races and will remain closed until the completion of Sunday’s races.

Road Closure Details: Knoxville

  • See below for daily road closure schedule in Knoxville.
  • The above maps will show specific locations where you can cross the route during the race.
  • If you have questions, please call 865-342-9137

Thursday, June 17 : Knoxville

The Gay Street block from Church to Cumberland will be closed from 6:00pm on Thursday.


Friday, June 18 : Knoxville

Roads will be closed from 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Finish times are approximate)This will affect traffic on parts of South Gay street, West Hill Avenue & Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Drive. The Gay Street block from Church to Cumberland will be closed all day Friday.

The streets will have a hard closure during the race. There will be no access across the route during the race

Crit Race Road Closures

  • Starting out on S. Gay St.
  • Left turn from S. Gay St. to W. Hill Ave.
  • Left turn from W. Hill Ave. to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Drive.
  • Left turn from Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Drive to E. Church Ave.
  • Right turn from E. Church Ave. to State St.
  • Left Turn from State St. to Clinch Ave.
  • Left turn from Clinch Ave. onto S. Gay. St.

Saturday, June 19 : Knoxville

The Gay Street block from Church to Cumberland will be closed all day Saturday.


Sunday, June 20 : Knoxville

The below road closures will be controlled by the Knoxville Police Department and will allow for crossover traffic in select areas. The above maps will show specific locations where you can cross the route during the race.

Roads will be closed from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Finish times are approximate). There will be periodic road closures through DOWNTOWN and SOUTH KNOXVILLE.

Road Race Road Closures

  • Starting out on S. Gay St.
  • Left turn from S. Gay St. to Council Pl.
  • Right Turn from Council Pl. to Atchley St.
  • Right turn from Atchley St. to Mimosa Ave.
  • Left turn from Mimosa Ave. to Sherrod Rd.
  • Sherrod Rd. continues onto Davenport Rd.
  • Left turn from Davenport Rd. to Wynn Ave.
  • Wynn Ave continues onto Cottrell St.
  • Left turn from Cottrell St. to Anita Dr.
  • Left turn from Anita Dr. onto James White Parkway
  • Right turn from James White Parkway onto E. Hill Ave.
  • Left turn from E. Hill Ave. onto Harriett Tubman St.
  • Left turn from Harriett Tubman St. onto McCalla Ave.
  • McCalla Ave continues onto Willow Ave.
  • Left Turn from Willow Ave. onto S. Central St.
  • Right turn from S. Central St. onto Clinch Ave.
  • Left Turn from Clinch Ave. onto S. Gay St.

The Gay Street block from Church to Cumberand will be closed until 9:00 pm on Sunday.

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