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.
Monday at noon
Monday at 6 p.m.
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.