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Traffic Increased By Titans, Vanderbilt Games Thursday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Traffic will be congested in downtown Nashville as both the Tennessee Titans and Vanderbilt play Thursday night.

Both games kick off at 6 p.m.

Metro Police advise commuters heading home from work should seek alternative routes as there will be several road closures.

The Woodland Street Bridge will close at 3:30 p.m. to vehicle traffic, and will only be available to pedestrians and shuttle buses. 

The eastbound lanes of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge (Gateway Bridge) will close at the beginning of the 4th quarter of each game this season to allow fans leaving the game to be able to leave.

Gates to LP Field will open at 4 p.m. Thursday. Stadium parking lots will open at 2 p.m. to Titans fans with parking passes.

Game day staff will actively check for parking passes in cars turning onto the stadium campus from Shelby Avenue. Anyone without a pass will be turned away.

A no parking restriction will be enforced on Oldham Street, just off North 1st Street.

Additional downtown-area parking information can be found by logging onto http://www.parkitdowntown.com.

Meanwhile, commuters who normally travel on West End Avenue in the vicinity of Vanderbilt during rush hour should be prepared for a significant increase in traffic volume and delays.

Natchez Trace from West End to Children's Way and Jess Neely Drive from Natchez Trace to 25th Avenue will be shut down from 9 a.m. until after the game.

All parking lots will open at 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Free parking is available in the Wesley Place Garage and the Terrace Place Garage, off 21st Avenue.

Additional parking is available for $10 in the 25th Avenue Garage on the corner of 25th Avenue and Jess Neely Drive.

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