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Ironman to affect campus traffic, parking Aug. 25

by UofL Today last modified Aug 19, 2013 12:31 PM

The Ironman Triathlon will take place in Louisville Sunday, Aug. 25. It will affect parking and street access around Belknap Campus and downtown starting Sunday and extending into the wee hours of Monday.

Cars parked in no parking areas will be towed. Cross traffic will be allowed only at certain places and times if the course is runner-free.(Belknap area asterisked.)

Street Closures and Times:

11:30 a.m. Aug. 25 to 1:30 a.m. Aug. 26

  • Third Street from Liberty Street to Winkler Avenue*
  • Fourth Street from Liberty Street to Chestnut Street
  • Muhammad Ali Blvd. from Second Street to Fourth Street
  • Chestnut Street from Third Street to Fifth Street

Noon Aug. 25 to 1 a.m. Aug. 26

  • Winkler Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street*
  • Fourth Street from Winkler Avenue to Oakdale Avenue*
  • Oakdale Avenue from Fourth Street to Southern Parkway
  • Central Avenue from Fourth Street to Sixth St.*

12:30 p.m. Aug 25 to 1 a.m. Aug. 26

  • Southern Parkway from Third Street to New Cut Road
  • Southern Parkway Ramp from Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) eastbound

3 p.m. Aug. 25 to 1 a.m. Aug. 26

  • Liberty Street from Second Street to Fifth Street

Traffic will be allowed to cross the route on these roads during these times when the course is clear of runners:

  • Jefferson Street: Entire Event
  • Liberty Street: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Breckinridge Street: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Kentucky Street: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Hill Street: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
  • Cardinal Boulevard: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
  • Central Avenue: Noon to 2 p.m.*
  • Woodlawn Avenue: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.*

The Watterson Expressway also can be used to cross the route during the entire event.

No Parking Areas


5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • River Road from Edith Lane to Preston Street
  • Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Bingham Way


7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Brook Street from Witherspoon Street to Main Street
  • Main Street from Brook Street to Third Street
  • Third Street from River Road to Liberty Street

7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

  • Liberty Street from Third Street to Fifth Street
  • Muhammad Ali Blvd. from Second Street to Fourth Street
  • Chestnut Street from Third Street to Fifth Street
  • Fourth Street from Muhammad Ali Blvd. to Chestnut Street
  • Third Street from Liberty Street to Winkler Avenue*
  • Winkler Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street*
  • Fourth Street from Winkler Avenue to Oakdale Avenue*
  • Oakdale Avenue from Fourth Street to Southern Parkway
  • Central Avenue from Fourth Street to Sixth Street

(Editor's Note: This information is provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department.)

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