Cincinnati Reds Opening Day: Street closures, parking tips

Here are downtown street closures Monday for the annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, which begins at noon. Parking and transportation tips are provided below. (Reds schedule of events):

The following streets in the Findlay Market area will close at 8 a.m.:

> Race Street - Closed between Liberty Street and McMicken Street
> Elm Street - Closed between Liberty Street and McMicken Street
> Findlay Street - Closed between Central Parkway and Vine Street
> Elder Street - Closed between Central Parkway and Vine Street
> Green Street - Closed between Vine Street and Logan Street
> Henry Street - Closed between Race Street and Dunlap Street
> Dunlap Street - Closed between Findlay Street and McMicken Street
> Logan Street - Closed between Liberty Street and Findlay Street

Due to streetcar construction, the parade route will see a slight modification this year.  The parade will begin at the intersection of Race Street and Liberty Street, travel west on Liberty to Elm Street, travel south on Elm Street to Central Parkway, travel east on Central Parkway to Race Street, travel south on Race Street to Fifth Street, then travel east on Fifth Street to the demarcation area at Sentinel Street.

The following parade route and cross streets will be closed at 11:15 a.m.:

Parade Route:

> Liberty Street - Closed between Vine Street and Central Parkway
> Elm Street - Closed between Liberty Street and Court Street
> Central Parkway - Closed between Vine Street and Plum Street
> Race Street - Closed between Twelfth Street and Fourth Street
> Fifth Street - Closed between Elm Street and Sentinel Street

Cross Streets:

> Fifteenth Street - Closed between Republic Street and Central Parkway
> Fourteenth Street - Closed between Central Parkway and Race Street
> Twelfth Street - Closed between Race Street and Central Parkway
> Court Street - Closed between Elm Street and Vine Street
> Ninth Street - Closed between Elm Street and Vine Street
> Eighth Street - Closed between Elm Street and Vine Street
> Seventh Street - Closed between Elm Street and Vine Street
> Sixth Street - Closed between Elm Street and Vine Street
> Vine Street – Closed between Fourth Street and Sixth Street
> Walnut Street - Closed between Fourth Street and Sixth Street
> Main Street - Closed between Fourth Street and Sixth Street
> Sycamore Street - Closed between Fourth Street and Sixth Street
> Broadway Street - Closed between Fourth Street and Sixth Street

Access to downtown hotels within the parade route closures will be maintained and motorists should seek the assistance of a detailed police officer.

All parking within the closed areas will be restricted. Motorists are reminded to pay attention to any special parking restrictions and remove their vehicles to avoid being towed.

Metro will maintain service but may alter downtown stops due to the parade. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes around the downtown area due to the congestion caused by the parade and heavier than normal traffic attending the Opening Day game.

Streets will remain closed until it is determined safe to open, after the parade has passed.

Parking And Traffic Tips

See a map of suggested parking around the ballpark at Reds.com

Motorists are encouraged to use the following routes into downtown:

> From I-75 southbound - Use the Freeman Avenue exit to Mehring Way to the Riverfront

> From I-75 northbound - Use the Fifth Street exit in Cincinnati, then right onto Central  Avenue to the Riverfront

> From I-71 southbound - Use the Reading Road exit to Eggleston Avenue to the Riverfront.

> From I-471 - Use the Third Street exit to the Riverfront.

Motorists can get real-time travel information at http://www.ohgo.com/dashboard/cincinnati .

Buses

Metro will maintain service but may alter downtown stops due to the Findlay Market Parade. Call 513-621-4455 weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit www.go-metro.com .

The Southbank Shuttle, operated by the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK), will transport fans from Northern Kentucky to Great American Ball Park. Contact TANK at 859-331-TANK or visit www.tankbus.org .

Schedule of events

See a full schedule of events at the ballpark Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

WCPO will have extensive coverage of Opening Day. Live TV coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. Monday on Good Morning Tri-State. We'll also have live coverage of the parade starting on 9 On Your Side at noon and streaming live on WCPO.com.

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