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Numerous downtown road closures planned for Opening Day

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will kick off another season of Cincinnati Reds baseball this year on Monday, bringing with it dozens of road closures.  

The parade will begin at 12 p.m. so fans will have plenty of time to enjoy the parade before heading down to Great American Ball Park for the Opening Day Game

In order to accommodate the staging area of the parade, the following streets in the Findlay Market area will close at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 31.

  • 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.

Beginning at 11:15 a.m. the following parade route and cross streets will be closed in advance of the parade:

  • 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

The following cross streets will also close at 11:15 a.m.

  • 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 baseball game.

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

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