Metro Offices will be closed early during NFL Draft

Posted at 12:04 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 14:50:52-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Mayor Briley is closing offices early during the NFL Draft weekend and urges downtown companies to consider similar options.

To help with traffic flow during the busy weekend downtown, Metro is closing all offices and departments starting at 3 p.m. on April 25 and 26.

"The NFL Draft is predicted to bring an additional 100,000 people to the downtown core each day," said Mayor Briley. "To help migrate traffic concerns, Metro will close early on these two days for non-essential personnel. I encourage downtown businesses to consider similar plans. I also would like to thank all of the essential employees across multiple departments who will be working to support the event."

Mayor is encouraging downtown companies to have work-from-home capabilities or consider similar options. If working from home is not an option, Mayor is encouraging companies to consider staggered and flexible work hours.

Metro Schools announced last week that Hume Fogg will be closing at 1 p.m. on both days due to the very heavy traffic expected to impact the downtown area.

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is also taking place downtown during the same weekend.

Downtown road closures can be found here.