Oktoberfest And More Weekend Road Closures You Need To Know

Sep 19, 2019

If you're traveling to or near Downtown this weekend, take note: Oktoberfest and the Hudy 14K will close some streets. Here's what you need to know: 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati takes place from Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 and as such the following streets will close beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday and remain closed until Monday, Sept. 23 at 5 a.m: 

  • Second Street between Elm and Walnut streets 
  • Third Street between Walnut and Elm streets 
  • Vine Street/Rosa Parks Street between Fourth Street and Freedom Way, with local parking access maintained between Fourth Street and Third Street and between Freedom Way and Second Street
  • Race Street between Fourth Street and Freedom Way, with local parking access maintained between Fourth Street and Third Street and between Freedom Way and Second Street 
  • Freedom Way between Marian Spencer Way and Rosa Parks Street 

Also Closed Saturday

The Hudy 14K/7K takes place Saturday, Sept. 21. The following roads will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to approximately noon that day: 

  • Mehring Way westbound between E. Pete Rose Way and Freeman Ave; eastbound closed east of Central Avenue (Mehring Way will close at 5:30 AM between Elm Street and Johnny Bench Way)
  • E. Pete Rose Way between Eggleston Avenue and Johnny Bench Way
  • Eggleston Avenue southbound between Central Pkwy and E. Pete Rose Way
  • Broadway between Ninth Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • Reading Road south/westbound between Liberty Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • Moore Street between Walnut Street and Liberty Street
  • McMicken Street between McMillan Street and Main Street
  • Brighton Approach between Central Avenue and McMicken Street
  • Central Avenue eastbound between Colerain Avenue and Linn Street
  • Colerain Avenue between Harrison Avenue and Bank Street
  • Harrison Avenue eastbound between Spring Grove Avenue and Colerain Avenue
  • Dalton Avenue/ Spring Grove Ave northbound between Linn St and Harrison Ave
  • Linn Street northbound between Gest Street and Dalton Avenue
  • W. Fifth St between Linn Street and Gest Street
  • Gest Street between W. Sixth Street and Mehring Way
  • W. Pete Rose Way between Central Avenue and Gest Street
  • Central Avenue between W Pete Rose Way and Mehring Way
  • Elm Street between Freedom Way and Mehring Way
  • Joe Nuxhall Way between Freedom Way and Mehring Way
  • Third Street south curb lane between Central Avenue and Gest Street
  • Clay Wade Bailey Bridge
  • W. Pete Rose Way between Mehring Way and Central Avenue
  • Ramp LL
  • Taylor Southgate Bridge

Metro bus service that normally uses this area will be detoured around the closures. The city urges riders to follow any instructions posted at their stop.