CMA Announces Festival Road Closures Beginning Today

It’s CMA Fest time, which means downtown Nashville traffic will be even more of a challenge than usual. The CMA has provided a list of road closures to help those trying to navigate the maze during the festival, which takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10. Road closures will begin today (May 31) and last until Tuesday June 12 at 3 p.m. All times listed are Central. Maps of the CMA Fest footprint can be found at CMAfest.com/maps.

Road closures beginning Thursday, May 31:
• 7:00 AM – The northbound lane cutout of First Avenue will be closed from Broadway to Church Street (reopensThursday, May 31 by 7:00 PM)
• 7:00 AM – The First Avenue train station cutout between Broadway and Demonbreun Street will be closed (reopens Tuesday, June 12 at 3:00 PM)
• 9:00 AM – 9:00 AM – The northbound lane of Fifth Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun Street to Broadway (reopens Thursday, May 31 by 3:00 PM)

Road closures beginning Sunday, June 3:
• 6:00 AM – Fifth Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun Street to Broadway (reopens Monday, June 11 by 4:00 PM)

Road closures beginning Monday, June 4:
• 5:00 AM – First Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun to Church Streets (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)
• 5:00 AM – Broadway will be closed from First to Second Avenues (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)
• 7:00 AM – Titans Way will be closed (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)

Road closures beginning Wednesday, June 6:
• 5:00 AM – First Avenue will be closed from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun Street (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)
• 5:00 AM – Molloy Street will be closed from First to Second Avenues (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)
• 5:00 AM – Demonbreun Street will be closed from First to Second Avenues (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)
• 6:00 AM – Broadway will be closed from Second to Fourth Avenues (reopens Monday, June 11 by 2:00 AM)
• 6:00 AM – Demonbreun Street will be closed from Fourth to Sixth Avenues (reopens Monday, June 11 by 2:00 AM)

Road closures beginning Monday, June 11:
• 7:00 AM – The northbound lane of First Avenue will be closed from Broadway to Church Street (reopens Monday, June 11 by 7:00 PM)
• 9:00 AM – The southbound lane of Fifth Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun Street to Broadway (reopensMonday, June 11 by 3:00 PM)

Meters will be bagged on the following streets:
• Sunday, June 3 at 11:59 PM – Korean Veterans Boulevard from Fifth to Eighth Avenues (becomes availableMonday, June 11 by 6:00 AM)
• Monday, June 4 at 8:00 PM – Fourth Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Commerce Street, as well as Second Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Union Street, and Broadway from First to Sixth Avenues (becomes available Monday, June 11 by 1:00 AM)
Fifth Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun Street and Demonbreun Street from Fifth to Sixth Avenues will be closed Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10 from 7:00 AM-7:00 PM daily.

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