Road closures for Music City Bowl, New Year's Eve festivities

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 3:54pm

Metro law enforcement agencies are gearing up for large crowds in downtown Nashville on New Year's Eve Monday.

Metro police are anticipating more than 50,000 fans for Monday's Music City Bowl at 11 a.m. LP Field parking lots will open at 7 a.m., and the stadium gates open at 9 a.m. The Woodland Street Bridge will be closed to vehicles beginning at 8:30 a.m.

For the afternoon commute, MNPD is encouraging East Nashville residents to avoid the interstate around the stadium and take James Robertson Parkway to get home. Downtown commuters are encouraged to access the interstate via Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Church Street or Broadway interchanges.

There will also be various downtown road closures including:

Monday at 6 a.m.

  • Second Avenue from Demonbreun to Church streets
  • Commerce Street from Second to Third avenues
  • Third Avenue from Demonbreun to Commerce streets
  • First Avenue from Church to Union streets
  • Bank Street from First to Second avenues
  • Church Street from First to Seond avenues
  • Gay Street Connector from Church Street to First Avenue

Monday at noon

  • Fourth Avenue from Demonbreun to Commerce streets
  • Broadway from Fourth to Fifth avenues 

Monday at 6 p.m.

  • Fifth Avenue from Demonbreun to Commerce streets
  • Sixth Avenue from Demonbreun Street to Broadway
  • Seventh Avenue from Demonbreun to Commerce streets
  • Broadway from Fifth to Eighth avenues

The Davidson County Sheriff's Office is offering their Sober Ride program for New Year's Eve revelers again this year. Party-goers can look for DCSO vehicles at Sixth Avenue and Broadway, or on Demonbreun Street. Vehicles will take people home or to a hotel free of charge.