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Traffic Alert – Issued 10/14/21


Traffic Alert

10/16DOWNTOWN ROAD CLOSURES Downtown roads will be closed for the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

Date(s) In Effect: October 16, 2021 5:30 am - October 16, 2021 11:45 am

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Countdown Begins for Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®

Road Closures Will Be in Effect Downtown, Butchertown and Southern Indiana

The Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

Start location and times:

  • Starting location is on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets – start time is 8 a.m.

Estimated finishing location and times:

  • Ending location is on Liberty Street and Fourth Street
  • ­Approximate time of first finisher is 9:05 a.m.
  • Award ceremony will be held at Fourth Street Live! at 11 a.m.

Finish line:

  • There will be a special area at the finish line where media will have the opportunity to interview race winners.
  • Finish line contact is Lisa Mills, 502-689-2976.

Urban Bourbon Bash in Fourth Street Live!:

  • ­The post-race Urban Bourbon Bash, named one of the best after-parties in the country by Runner’s World Magazine, will be held at Fourth Street Live! from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Race participants can enjoy live music from the popular local band The Louisville Crashers and sample a variety of bourbons and spirits from across the state, as well as Bearno’s Pizza, Falls City Beer and burgoo.

Road Closures*:


  • Main St. (6th St. to 4th St.), 5:30 – 8:45 a.m.
  • Main St. (6th St. to Preston St.), 7:50 – 8:15 a.m.
  • Preston St. (Main St. to Witherspoon St.), 7:50 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Witherspoon St. (Preston St. to River Rd.), 8 – 10:30 a.m.
  • River Road (at the Big Four Bridge), 8 – 10:10 a.m.
  • I-64 East exit ramp at Story Ave., 8:30 – 10:40 a.m.
  • Adams St. (Witherspoon St. to Story Ave.), 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Story Ave. (Adams St. to Brownsboro Rd.), 8:30 –11 a.m.
  • Frankfort Ave. (pulse opening heading south from River Rd. across Story Ave.), 8:30 – 11 a.m.
  • River Rd. at 4th St. (pulse opening), 8:45 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 4th St. (Main St. to Liberty St.), 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.



  • Mulberry St., 8:15 – 10 a.m.
  • Maple St., 8:15 – 10 a.m.
  • Pearl St., 8:15 – 10 a.m.


  • Riverside Dr., 8:20 – 9:30 a.m.

*These times are estimates. Streets could re-open earlier.


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