Major downtown roads to close for NASCAR Champion's week

Posted at 11:40 AM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 12:40:06-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — For all the festivities surrounding NASCAR Champion's week, major downtown roads are shutting down in waves Wednesday.

The main action is at the Riverfront where a stage at the court of flags has been set up, but road closures will extend Wednesday afternoon all the way to Fifth Avenue.

From 6 a.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday First Avenue from Demonbreun Street to Church Street and Broadway between First and Second Avenue will be closed.

Broadway from Fifth Avenue to Fourth Avenue will close from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Broadway will close from First Avenue to Fifth Avenue and Second, and Third and Fourth Avenues from Demonbreun Street to Commerce Street.

Anyone riding the WeGo Star will need to board under the pedestrian bridge as the Riverfront Station is blocked.

Downtown buses are also on detour Wednesday, so check the transit app for your route.

The big event Wednesday is Burnouts on Broadway from 6 to 8 p.m. Drivers will start at Fifth Avenue in front of Bridgestone Arena. The burnout zone is between Second and First Avenue.

By rush hour Thursday, most of the roads will be back open to normal traffic.