Street closings on Flying Pig Marathon weekend

CINCINNATI -- The 16th annual Flying Pig Marathon weekend is set to kick off and potential traffic headaches could ensue for residents due to street closings on the race route.

City officials advise the community to plan ahead to avoid traffic issues on Friday, Saturday and race Sunday.

Flying Pig course

Streets to avoid:

To help accommodate registration at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Elm Street, between Fifth Street and Sixth Street, will be closed on Thursday, May 1 at 9 a.m. and remain closed until Sunday, May 4 at 6 a.m.

To allow for setup of the finish line, the following streets will be closed on Friday, May 2 at 7 a.m. until the race completion on Sunday, May 4:

  • E Pete Rose Way- closed from Broadway to Johnny Bench Way (Old Broadway).  One  southbound lane of Johnny Bench Way will be maintained coming off Ramp LL from Second  Street.  A detour will be in place directing motorists back to E Pete Rose Way. 
  • Johnny Bench Way (Old Broadway)- northbound only closed

The Little Kings Mile will take place on Friday, May 3 beginning at 6 p.m..  The Little Kings Mile will send elite runners on a one mile course down Main Street in OTR to the finish line near The Banks on Joe Nuxhall Way.  In order to accommodate this event, the following streets will close on Friday, May 2 at 6 p.m. (All streets will reopen by 9 p.m.):

  • Main Street/ Joe Nuxhall Way- closed between Liberty Street and Freedom Way
  • Fourteenth Street- closed between Clay Street and Sycamore Street
  • Thirteenth Street- closed between Clay Street and Sycamore Street
  • Twelfth Street- closed between Walnut Street and Sycamore Street
  • Short Reading Road- closed between Sycamore Street and Main Street
  • Court Street- closed between Walnut Street and Sycamore Street

At the following locations, traffic will be temporarily held as runners clear the intersection:

  • Central Parkway @ Main Street
  • Ninth Street @ Main Street
  • Eighth Street @ Main Street
  • Seventh Street @ Main Street
  • Sixth Street @ Main Street
  • Fifth Street @ Main Street
  • Fourth Street @ Main Street
  • Third Street @ Main Street
  • Second Street @ Main Street

On Saturday May 3, 2014 the running of the 10K, 5K and Kids 1K will take place.  The following streets will be affected starting at 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.:

  • Second Street- All of Second Street will be closed
  • Central Avenue- closed between Third Street and W Pete Rose Way
  • Mehring Way- closed between Central Avenue and E Pete Rose Way
  • Elm Street- closed between Third St and Freedom Way
  • Race Street- closed south of Third Street
  • Vine Street/ Rosa Parks Blvd- closed between Third St and Freedom Way
  • Walnut Street- closed between Third St and Freedom Way
  • Main Street/ Joe Nuxhall Way- closed south of Third Street
  • Broadway- closed south of Fourth Street (southbound allowed between Fourth and Third)
  • Third Street- reduced to one lane westbound between Broadway and Clay Wade Bailey  Bridge
  • Third Street- eastbound closed between Clay Wade Bailey Bridge and Central Avenue
  • Third Street- closed between Eggleston Avenue and Pike Street (local resident access  maintained)
  • Third Street ramp from southbound I-71- Closed
  • Third Street ramp from westbound Columbia Pkwy- Closed
  • Fourth Street- closed between Broadway and Pike Street (Single lane maintained for  resident access)
  • Pike Street-closed between Third Street and Fourth Street(local access  maintained)
  • Butler Street- closed between Third Street and Culvert Street
  • Culvert Street- closed between Third Street and Reedy St
  • Reedy Street- closed between Broadway and Eggleston Avenue
  • Seventh Street- closed between Broadway and Culvert Street
  • New Street- closed between Broadway and Culvert Street
  • Sentinel Street- closed between Fifth Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • Eggleston Avenue- southbound closed between Reedy Street and E Pete Rose Way
  • Taylor Southgate Bridge- closed
  • Clay Wade Bailey Bridge- northbound closed
  • E Pete Rose Way- closed between Eggleston Avenue and Old Broadway

On Sunday May 4, 2014 the following street will be closed at 1 a.m. to allow for staging and the start of the Flying Pig Marathon:

  • Mehring Way- closed between Rose Street and E Pete Rose Way
  • Joe Nuxhall Way- closed between Freedom Way and Second Street

The following streets will be closed as needed, starting at 5 a.m. on Sunday May 4, 2014 (Crossings will be allowed with Police or volunteer assistance):

  • Main Street- closed between Mehring Way and Third Street
  • Third Street- closed between Main Street and Broadway
  • Broadway-closed between Taylor Southgate Bridge and Third Street
  • Taylor Southgate Bridge- closed
  • Clay Wade Bailey Bridge- closed
  • Third Street- closed between Gest Street and the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge
  • Linn Street- westbound closed between West Eighth Street and Third Street
  • West Eighth Street- eastbound closed between Linn Street and Seventh Street
  • Seventh
    • Street- closed between Central Avenue and Gilbert Avenue (Vehicles from the  garage at Seventh and Broadway will be permitted to exit at Seventh Street and continue  across  Broadway to E Seventh St)
    • Central Avenue- closed between Seventh Street and Sixth Street
    • Plum Street- closed between Eighth Street and Seventh Street
    • Elm Street- closed between Sixth Street and Seventh Street
    • Race Street- closed between Garfield Place and Seventh Street
    • Vine Street- closed between Sixth Street and Seventh Street
    • Walnut Street- closed between Eighth Street and Seventh Street
    • Main Street- closed between Sixth Street and Seventh Street
    • Sycamore Street- closed between Eighth Street and Seventh Street
    • Broadway- closed between Sixth Street and Seventh Street
    • Gilbert Avenue- northbound closed between Seventh Street and Elsinore Place
    • Gilbert Avenue- closed between Elsinore Place and Eden Park Drive
    • Eden Park Drive – closed between Gilbert Avenue and Victory Parkway
    • Lake Drive – closed
    • Victory Parkway – northbound closed between Eden Park Drive and McMillan Avenue
    • McMillan Avenue – closed between Victory Parkway and Woodburn Avenue
    • Woodburn Avenue – closed between McMillan Avenue and Madison Road
    • Madison Road – eastbound closed between Woodburn Avenue and Erie Avenue
    • Erie Avenue – eastbound closed between Madison Road and Paxton Avenue
    • Paxton Avenue – northbound closed between Erie Avenue and Wasson Road
    • Wasson Road – closed between Paxton Avenue and Eastern Hills Lane
    • Wasson Road – eastbound closed between Eastern Hills Lane and Marburg Ave
    • Eastern Hills Lane – southbound closed between Wasson Road and Terminus (One  westbound lane will be open to access Eastern Hills Lane from Marburg to enter only)
    • Marburg Road – southbound closed between Wasson Road and Erie Avenue
    • Erie Avenue – eastbound closed between Marburg Avenue and Bramble Avenue
    • Bramble Avenue – eastbound closed between Erie Avenue and Settle Avenue

    The Race proceeds into Mariemont and Fairfax, then returns on westbound US-50/Columbia Parkway:

    • US-50/Columbia Parkway – single westbound curb lane closed between the  Cincinnati Corporation Line and US-50/Eastern Avenue off ramp (westbound  US-50 ramp to  Eastern Avenue is closed)
    • Ramp from Red Bank Road to Westbound Columbia Parkway - closed
    • Eastern Avenue– westbound closed between US-50/Columbia Parkway and Stanley Ave
    • Stanley Avenue – southbound closed between Eastern Avenue and Kellogg Avenue Kellogg Avenue – westbound closed between Stanley Avenue and Worth Street
    • Riverside Drive – eastbound closed between Worth Street and E. Pete Rose Way
    • E. Pete Rose Way – closed between Riverside Drive and Johnny Bench Way
    • Johnny Bench Way (Old Broadway) – closed

    The Half Marathon will follow the same course and turn back at Woodburn Avenue & Madison Road. The following streets will be closed as needed: 

    • Madison Road- eastbound closed between Woodburn Avenue and Victory Parkway
    • M.L.King – eastbound closed between Victory Parkway and Gilbert Avenue
    • Gilbert Avenue – northbound closed between ML King and Eden Park Drive
    • Sinton Avenue- closed between Gilbert Avenue and Nassau Street
    • Nassau Street- closed between Sinton Avenue and Gilbert Avenue
    • Elsinore Place – closed between Reading Road and Gilbert Avenue
    • Reading Road- northbound closed between Elsinore Place and Central Parkway
    • Central Parkway- closed between Eggleston Avenue and Vine Street
    • Eggleston Avenue- southbound closed between Central Parkway and E Pete Rose Way
    • Eggleston Avenue- northbound closed between Third Street and Broadway

    Both races finish on E Pete Rose Way between Broadway and Johnny Bench Way (Old Broadway) in front of US Bank Arena.

    Metro will maintain bus service but delays should be expected.

     

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