Downtown Nashville Preps Traffic Adjustments In Preparation For CMA Awards

There will be several traffic adjustments in downtown Nashville as the city prepares for The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, airing live from Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 7-10 p.m. CT on the ABC Television Network. Production set-up and clean-up for the show will require special traffic patterns that are in effect beginning Sunday, Nov. 3 and continue through Thursday, Nov. 14. All times Central.

From 6:00 AM Sunday, Nov. 3 until 6:00 PM Thursday, Nov. 14, the northbound sidewalk along Sixth Avenue next to Bridgestone Arena from Broadway to Demonbreun Street will be closed.

From 6:00 AM Sunday, Nov. 10 until 3:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 14, one westbound lane as well as the westbound sidewalk next to Bridgestone Arena along Demonbreun Street from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue will be closed.

From 1:00 PM Sunday, Nov. 10 until 3:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 14, Sixth Avenue between Demonbreun Street and Broadway will be closed.

From 6:00 AM Tuesday, Nov. 12 until 3:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 14, Demonbreun Street from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue will be closed, as well as sidewalks.

From 6:00 AM Tuesday, Nov. 12 until 3:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 14, Fifth Avenue from Broadway to Demonbreun Street will be closed, leaving the northbound lane open after Hilton Drive for Hilton exit only. In addition, the sidewalk next to Bridgestone Arena along Fifth Avenue from Broadway to Demonbreun Street will also be closed.

From 6:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 13 to 3:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 14, the following streets will be closed:

  • Sixth Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun Street (No cut through traffic – Music City Center parking and exit only)
  • Fifth Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Broadway
  • Demonbreun Street from Fourth Avenue to Eighth Avenue, including all sidewalks
  • Seventh Avenue from Demonbreun Street to Broadway
  • McGavock Street from Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue
  • Meters along Fourth Avenue from Broadway to Hilton Driveway

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards are hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton and broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

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