Saturday, September 19, 2009

Titans traffic plan will close streets on Sunday

By Natalia Mielczarek • THE TENNESSEAN • September 19, 2009 An alternative traffic plan kicks in at 9:30 a.m. in preparation for Sunday's sold-out Titans vs. Texans game. The Woodland Street bridge will close to regular vehicle traffic and allow only pedestrians and shuttle buses, Metro police said. The Shelby Avenue pedestrian bridge will serve as a connector to the stadium for those who park along and south of Broadway. "Once we reach the regular-season games, most of the people coming are longtime Titans fans who are well aware of the traffic plan and how it works," Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said. "During the preseason games, that wasn't necessarily the case," "The best advice that the police department can give is that if you're coming to LP Field and you don't know where you're going to park, plan on the downtown area and look for shuttle buses." The Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, also known as the Gateway Bridge, will remain open in both directions until moments before the conclusion of the game. There will be no access to the LP Field campus to eastbound traffic coming across the bridge from the downtown area in the two-hour period before the game. All lanes of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will be open to westbound traffic only at the end of the game. The game starts at noon. Gates to LP Field open at 10 a.m. Stadium parking lots will open at 8 a.m. to fans with parking passes only. InShuttle will provide bus service from Greer Stadium parking lots and state parking areas downtown. The Music City Star is offering train service to the game. Visit to for more information about the train schedule. I-440 will be open on Sunday because of the game. Lanes have been closed on recent weekends for concrete repair. The westbound lanes between I-65 and I-40 are closed today and set to reopen at 6 a.m. Sunday.

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