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CINCINNATI - As the Cincinnati Reds kick off their season, Tri-State residents should prepare for some headaches with downtown traffic on Monday, Opening Day.

The first street closures in Cincinnati will be at 8 a.m. Monday.

This first closures include eight streets in and around Findlay Market. Some of the main streets include Race, Logan and Elm.

At 11:15 a.m. Monday, 45 minutes before the parade begins, the parade route will be shut down. The parade route includes Race Street, Fifth Street, as well as all 16 streets that cross Race and Fifth along the route.

If you're driving downtown, here are some tips:

-From I-75 southbound, take the Freeman Avenue Exit.
-From I-75 northbound, take the Fifth Street Exit.
-From I-71 southbound, take the Gilbert Avenue Exit.
-From I-471 use the Third Street Exit.

For parking, the first tip is use public transit if possible.

The Southbank Shuttle, operated by TANK, will be taking fans from Northern Kentucky to Great American Ball Park.

Metro may have delays because of traffic conditions during the parade. Metro will work to detour around the parade with these routes: http://www.go-metro.com/riding-metro/service-detours .

You will find several areas to park north of Third Street including the Fountain Square Garage.

You can also park north and west of Paul Brown Stadium.

If you get there early and have cash, you can park on surface lots near Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park.

The Great American Ball Park Garage itself is reserved Opening Day for season parking pass holders.

For all the road closure and parking details, go to: http://www.findlaymarketparade.com/ and www.cincinnati-oh.gov\dote


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