CINCINNATI -- Want to get the biggest bang out of Sunday's Riverfest? It'll take a little planning.
Covington, Newport and Cincinnati are making multiple traffic adjustments to accommodate the estimated 500,000 people expected to watch the Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks from the banks of the Ohio River.
Access to the Cincinnati riverfront will be limited to pedestrians south of Third Street.
The Purple People Bridge will close to foot traffic at 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Taylor-Southgate Bridge, Roebling Suspension Bridge and Clay Wade Bailey Bridge will close to all vehicle traffic at 6 p.m. Sunday. Pedestrians may cross on the west side of the Taylor-Southgate Bridge until 7:30 p.m.
Access to the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge (I-471) from Ohio will close at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Third Street exit from westbound Columbia Parkway will close at 9 p.m. Sunday.
On-street parking will not be available throughout the Downtown area south of Ninth Street after 11 a.m. Sunday.
All streets north of East Fourth Street and east of Madison Avenue to the Licking River will close to vehicle traffic starting at 6 p.m. Sunday. Madison Avenue will remain open to allow access to public parking lots and garages until they are full or 6 p.m., whichever occurs first. This area may not reopen to traffic until an hour after the fireworks are over.
The Fourth Street Bridge to Newport will close to all vehicle traffic at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Devou Park, Kenton Hills and the Bluffs will restrict traffic starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. Access to these areas will be restricted to residents and their guests only.
Vehicles parked in the following areas will be towed starting at 7 a.m. Sunday:
Garrard Street between East Second Street and Riverside Drive
Kennedy Street between East Second Street and Riverside Drive
Scott Boulevard north of East Fourth Street (including parking meters)
Greenup Street north of East Fourth Street (including parking meters)
East Third Street east of Madison Avenue (including parking meters)
Park Place (including parking meters)
Court Street (including parking meters)
Surface lots along the flood wall on Rivercenter Boulevard between Madison Avenue and Johnson Street and below the Roebling Suspension Bridge
Grass areas in Devou Park
All vehicles parked in garages and parking lots located north of East Fourth Street and east of Madison Avenue will not be permitted to leave until pedestrian traffic has cleared.