Heavy traffic is expected in downtown Nashville Thursday evening as more than 80,000 people attend two big events.
The Titans will take on the Vikings at LP Field at 7 p.m. and Live on the Green will hold its weekly concert at Public Square Park at 5 p.m.
In preparation for the crowds, the Woodland Street Bridge will close to regular traffic at 4:30 p.m. After that, it will only be available to pedestrians and shuttle buses.
First, Second and Third avenues north will also be closed at Church Street at 4:30 p.m. Drivers should take Broadway to Rosa L. Parks Boulevard to travel north.
Titans’ fans who normally park in state employee lots will not have access to them until 5 p.m. after they are vacated by state workers.
Anyone who is leaving downtown after work should avoid the congestion that is expected around LP Field and the historic Metro Courthouse.
Motorists should also consider taking Third Avenue North to the MetroCenter interstate exchange to steer clear of traffic on James Robertson Parkway.
LP Field stadium parking lots open at 3 p.m. to fans with parking passes. Cash parking is not available at the stadium.
Shuttle service is available for $10 per person from the parking lots on Rosa Parks Boulevard at 10th Avenue North and 10th Circle North at Charlotte Avenue stating at 5:30 p.m.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, which connects east Nashville and downtown, will not reopen to east and westbound traffic until the beginning of the fourth quarter and no parking will be allowed on Oldham Street to make room for emergency personnel.
Attendees of the game are reminded of the NFL’s league-wide bag restrictions, which went into effect last year. Any bag larger than a clutch style purse must be a clear, plastic bag. Click here for more information.
You can watch the game live on News 2 at 7 p.m. Note: The game will not be live streamed. The game will only be shown on-air on News 2.
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