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Besides Blink, Another Event Closes Some Streets Saturday

race road closures

Blink isn't the only event happening in the Tri-State this weekend. The Queen Bee Half Marathon takes place Saturday, Oct. 12, through various parts of Cincinnati and requires a number of road closures. 

The city notes that travel may be permitted in the opposite direction of the race when separated by cones and crossing of streets intersects with the race route. Such crossings will be done with the assistance of Cincinnati Police. 

The following streets will close at 4 a.m. to allow for race setup: 

  • Eggleston Avenue northbound between Sentinel and Court streets 
  • Court Street between Eggleston Avenue and Reedy Street 
  • Reading Road northbound between Eggleston Avenue and 12th Street

The following will close at 7:30 a.m:

  • Central Parkway eastbound between Sycamore Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • Reading Road northbound between Eggleston Avenue and Elsinore Place
  • Liberty Street exit from northbound I-471
  • Elsinore Place between Reading Road and Gilbert Avenue
  • Gilbert Avenue northbound between Broadway and Eden Park Drive (open to the Horseshoe Casino and I-71 ramp)
  • Gilbert Avenue southbound between Eden Park Drive and Elsinore Place
  • Eden Park Drive between Gilbert Avenue and Victory Parkway
  • Art Museum Drive closed to through traffic between Paradrome Street and Eden Park Drive
  • Martin Drive between Parkside Place and Eden Park Drive
  • Victory Parkway between Eden Park Drive and McMillan Street (southbound Victory Parkway maintained between McMillan Street and Francis Lane)
  • McMillan Street between Victory Parkway and Grandview Avenue
  • Woodburn Avenue northbound between McMillan Street and Madison Road
  • Madison Road eastbound between Woodburn Avenue and Observatory Avenue
  • Observatory Avenue eastbound between Madison Road and Linwood Avenue
  • Linwood Avenue southbound between Observatory Avenue and Eastern Avenue
  • Eastern Avenue westbound between Heekin Avenue and Delta Avenue
  • Delta Avenue northbound between Kellogg Avenue and Eastern Avenue
  • Riverside Drive eastbound closed Eggleston Avenue and Delta Avenue
  • Eggleston Avenue southbound between Central Parkway and Riverside Drive
  • E. Pete Rose Way between Mehring Way and Eggleston Avenue

Roads are expected to open when the race ends at approximately 1 p.m. 
Metro will maintain service although it says riders should expect some delays. 

Jennifer Merritt brings 15 years of "tra-digital" journalism experience to WVXU, having served in various digital roles for such legacy publications as InStyle and Parade, as well as start-ups like Levo League and iVillage. She helped these outlets earn several awards, including MIN's 2015 Digital Team of the Year. She graduated from Rutgers University with a journalism major and English minor and has continued her education with professional development classes through the Poynter Institute, Columbia University and PMJA. Before moving to Cincinnati from New York in 2016, she vowed her son would always call it "soda" and not "pop." She has so far been successful in this endeavor.