Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has suspended all construction-related lane closures through Wednesday, Jan. 2. Although interstates and state routes will be clear of construction, two major football games at Nissan Stadium are expected to cause closures Friday and Sunday.

Nashville is gearing up to host nearly 60,000 football fans Friday, Dec. 28, when Auburn and Purdue face off at the 21st annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. The Big Ten—Southeastern Conference (SEC) match up, set for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff, will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

On Sunday, the same traffic patterns will be in place when the Tennessee Titans play the Indianapolis Colts. Not only is it the final game of regular season, but the winning team will advance to the playoffs.

Here's how both games will impact traffic in Nashville:

2018 Music City Bowl — Friday

2018 Music City Bowl

Photo courtesy of Music City Bowl

How will traffic be impacted?   

The Woodland Street Bridge will be available to only pedestrians and shuttle buses through the conclusion of the game. Although gates to Nissan Stadium open at 10:30 a.m., parking lots will open at 6 a.m.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge connecting East Nashville to downtown will be open to eastbound and westbound traffic until the mass departure begins.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, all lanes of the bridge will be open to westbound traffic only, which police say will help disperse congestion around Nissan Stadium.

Cash parking will be available for $30 per vehicle.

How about the Friday afternoon commute?

Transportation officials urge downtown workers to be aware of congestion in the area of Nissan Stadium much of the day and to plan accordingly.

Planning to arrive by ride-sharing service?

To the game: Drivers will access Davidson Street from either S. 2nd Street or S. 5th Street. They are to proceed west on Davidson to the taxi lane on S. 1st Street between the Korean War Veterans Bridge and the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. Drivers are instructed to drop off passengers in the taxi lane and then leave via Victory Lane. There is no waiting.

Leaving the game: Drivers will take S. 5th Street to Davidson Street, turn right and proceed to the taxi lane on S. 1st Street between the Korean War Veterans Bridge and the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. Drivers can pick up passengers and then proceed to Victory Lane to leave the area.

Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts — Sunday

Nissan Stadium

The Titans (9-6) will host the Colts (9-6) at Nissan Stadium this weekend in a game that will likely send the winning team to postseason. Still need tickets? Here's the scoop on where to find them and how much you can expect to pay.

How will traffic be impacted?   

Downtown traffic will be heavier than normal Sunday evening as football fans head to Nissan Stadium for the 7:20 p.m. game between the Titans and Colts.

The usual NFL traffic management plan will be in effect. The Woodland Street Bridge will close by 5:30 p.m. and will be available to only pedestrians and shuttle buses through the conclusion of the game.

Gates to Nissan Stadium open at 5 p.m. Stadium parking lots open at 3 p.m. to fans with parking passes. There is no cash parking on the Nissan Stadium campus. Those who drive to Nissan Stadium without a parking pass will be directed to seek parking downtown.

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