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Downtown Louisville Traffic Alert

Traffic Alert – Issued 04/10/19

Expired
04.11.19

Traffic Alert

04/11 - 04/14THUNDER 2019 DOWNTOWN ROAD CLOSURES
(THURSDAY 4/11 FROM 9:30 AM, ALL ROADS REOPEN BY SUNDAY 4/14 AT 2 PM)

Date(s) In Effect: April 11, 2019 9:30 am - April 14, 2019 2:00 pm

This traffic alert has expired.

DOWNTOWN ROAD AND INTERSTATE CLOSURES

FROM THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019 TO SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019

2019 THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE INTERSTATE AND STREET CLOSURES

Roads and interstates will begin to close for Thunder Over Louisville at 9:30 am on Thursday, April 11th. All roads and bridges will be reopen by Sunday, April 14nd at 2pm.

The following street will be closed on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10AM until Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2PM:

  • River Road from Bingham Way to Sixth Street
  • Bingham Way from Joe’s Crab Shack/Witherspoon Street to River Road

The following streets will be closed on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:00PM until Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 9:00AM:

  • Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Brook Street
  • Floyd & Washington North closed (only open to residents)
  • East River Road from Preston Street to Witherspoon Street

The following streets will be closed on Friday April 12, 2019 at midnight until Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 9AM:

  • Ramp from westbound Interstate 64 to Third Street (turn east or west on River Road)
  • Ramp from Second Street to eastbound Interstate 64

The following streets will be closed on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8AM until Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1AM:

  • Second Street from Main Street to River Road (local access to local garages only)

The following streets will be closed on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9AM until Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1AM
(Local traffic and pass traffic will be allowed provided there are no pedestrian safety issues. Residents and businesses within the closure area will need to contact LMPD Support Operations 574-7454 for passes):

  • River Road from Witherspoon Street to Preston Street
  • Frankfort Avenue from River Road to Story Ave. (Local and Vehicle Impound Lot Traffic Only)
  • Witherspoon Street from Brook Street to Second Street
  • Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Adams Street
  • Washington Street from First Street to Second Street
  • Preston Street from Main Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Floyd Street from Main Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Brook Street from Main Street to Witherspoon Street
  • First Street from Main Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Second Street from Main Street to River Road
  • Third Street from Main Street to River Road (Access will be allowed to parking garages)

The following street will be reversed on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:30PM until Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1AM:

  • Market Street will be reversed from eastbound traffic to westbound traffic from 4th Street to 10th Street.
    This will allow for more efficient access to the 9th Street interstate on-ramps from the garages. During this time the on ramp to I-64 west and east from Roy Wilkins will be shut down. This ramp will open immediately following the fireworks.

8:30 pm – end of night (Saturday, April 13, 2019)

  • 3rd St between Main and Broadway will go back to one way Southbound at 8:30PM just prior to the fireworks. Normal traffic will resume at the end of the night.

The following ramp will be closed on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6PM to 11:30PM:

  • Ramp from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Interstate 65 northbound

The following interstates will be closed on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8:30PM to approx. 11:30PM:

  • Interstate 65 northbound from Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) to Interstate 64
  • Interstate 65 southbound from Interstate 265 (Indiana) to Interstate 64
  • Interstate 64 westbound from Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) to 14th Street
  • Interstate 64 eastbound from Interstate 264 (Shawnee Expressway) to Interstate 65
  • Interstate 71 southbound from Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) to Interstate 65
  • All ramps onto NB I 65 from Jackson to Muhammad Ali will remain closed until Detail Commander orders them to reopen. KY DOT will assist with closures.

Clark Memorial Bridge (Second Street Bridge) if necessary, will be used as a contingency exit/fire lane-The southbound most western lane:

This Bridge will be closed at the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 9:30 am to Midnight
  • Friday, April 12, 2019 — All day
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 — All day
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 — Midnight to 2 pm

Emergency Route
Only authorized emergency vehicles can use the following route from 6:30PM on Saturday, April 13, 2019 until released by detail commander

  • Muhammad Ali Boulevard from Roy Wilkins Boulevard to Clay Street(East & West if necessary, notify radio)
  • Second Street from Main Street to Jacob Street
  • Northbound Second Street traffic will be diverted at Breckinridge Street
  • If approved by Incident Commander for emergency – Most Western lane of Southbound lanes Clarksville Bridge

There will be No Parking from 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 and all day Saturday, April 13, 2019 on the following streets:

  • River Road from 8th Street to Bingham Way
  • Bingham Way from River Road to Witherspoon Street
  • Witherspoon Street from Bingham Way to Preston Street
  • River Road from Preston Street to Witherspoon Street

There will be No Parking all day Saturday, April 13, 2019 on the following streets:

  • Main Street from Clay Street to 22nd Street
  • Mellwood Avenue from Spring Street to Zorn Avenue
  • Market Street from Baxter Avenue to Tenth Street
  • Johnson Street from Market Street to Story Avenue
  • Liberty Street Baxter Avenue to Roy Wilkins Blvd.
  • Baxter Avenue from Main Street to Broadway
  • Chestnut Street from First Street to Roy Wilkins Blvd.
  • Jacob Street from Second Street to First Street
  • Preston Street from Witherspoon Street to Woodbine Street
  • Oak Street from Floyd Street to Eighth Street (South side only)
  • Kentucky Street from Sixth Street to Fourth Street
  • Washington Street from Second Street to Preston Street
  • Witherspoon Street from Second Street to River Road
  • River Road from Witherspoon Street to Blankenbaker Lane
  • First Street from Witherspoon Street to College
  • First Street from College to Cardinal (West side)
  • Second Street Main Street to College Street
  • Third Street from River Road to Eastern Parkway
  • Fourth Street from Broadway to Winkler Avenue
  • Fifth Street from Main Street to Broadway
  • Armory Place from Liberty Street to Muhammad Ali Blvd.
  • Sixth Street River Road to Hill Street
  • Seventh Street from Washington Street to Liberty Street
  • Eighth Street from Washington Street to Broadway
  • Ninth Street from Main Street to Market Street
  • Roy Wilkins Blvd. from Market Street to Myrtle Street
  • Seventh Street from Myrtle Street to Algonquin Parkway
  • 15th Street from Main Street to Portland Avenue
  • 22nd Street from Bank Street to Northwestern Parkway
  • Portland Avenue from 15th to 22nd Street (north side only)
  • Lexington Road from Baxter Avenue to Payne Street
  • Broadway from Barret Avenue to 12th Street
  • Floyd Street from Witherspoon Street to Muhammad Ali Blvd.
  • Muhammad Ali Blvd. from Clay Street to Roy Wilkins Blvd.
  • Brook Street from Witherspoon Street to Muhammad Ali Blvd.
  • Jackson Street from Main Street to Market Street
  • Jefferson Street from Preston Street to Roy Wilkins Blvd
  • Adams Street from Witherspoon Street to Story Avenue
  • Spring Street from Story Avenue to Lexington Avenue.
  • Frankfort Avenue from River Road to Story Avenue (Tow lot and local traffic only)
  • Baxter Avenue from Broadway to Highland Avenue (West side only)
  • Bardstown Road from Broadway to Taylorsville Road (West side only)
  • Campbell from Adams to Water (Both sides)
  • 3rd Street from Jefferson to Broadway (Both sides)

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