Downtown Louisville Traffic Alert

Traffic Alert – Issued 10/12


Traffic Alert

Begins 10/13Downtown Road Closures For Great Chili Cookoff and Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

Date(s) In Effect: October 13, 2023 5:00 pm - October 15, 2023 11:59 pm

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Downtown Road Closures

October 13 – 15, 2023
The Great Chili Cook-Off returns this Saturday, October 14 – Sunday, October 15. The event kicks off at 12pm and runs until 6pm in the 600, 700, and 800 blocks of E. Market Street.

Road Closures:
Friday October 13, 5:00pm – Sunday, October 15, 11:59pm

  • E. Market St. from Hancock St. and S. Wenzel St.

The annual Urban Bourbon Half Marathon is also returning to Downtown this Saturday, October 14. The half marathon celebrates and promotes 200 years of Louisville and Kentucky’s distilling history, It starts and finishes in Downtown Louisville and winds through Cherokee Park.

Road Closures/No Parking Areas:
Saturday, October 14, 5:00am – 2:00pm

  • Main St. from 7th to Preston St.
  • Preston St. from Main St. to E. Witherspoon St.
  • E. Witherspoon St. from Bingham Way to Adams St.
  • Adams St. from E. Witherspoon St. to N. Spring St.
  • N. Spring/S. Spring St. from Story Ave. to Lexington Rd.
  • Payne St. from Spring St. to Baxter Ave.
  • Baxter Ave. from Payne St. to Cherokee Rd.
  • Cherokee Rd. from Baxter Ave. to Grinstead Dr.
  • Grinstead Dr. from Cherokee Rd. to Cherokee Pkwy.
  • Cherokee Pkwy. from Cherokee Rd. to Willow Ave.
  • Willow Ave. from Cherokee Pkwy. to Alexander Rd.
  • Alexander Rd. from Willow Ave. to Scenic Loop
  • Scenic Loop from Alexander Rd. to Park Boundary Rd.
  • Park Boundary Rd. from Scenic Loop to Beargrass Rd.
  • Beargrass Rd. from Park Boundary Rd. to Scenic Loop
  • Scenic Loop from Beargrass Rd. to Lexington Rd.
  • Lexington Rd. from Scenic Loop to Spring St.
  • Bingham Way from Witherspoon to River Rd.
  • W. River Rd. from Bingham Way to 4th St.
  • 4th St. from W. River Rd. to W. Liberty St.


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