Road closures begin today for NFL Draft: Here's what you need to know

Posted at 9:03 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 11:38:37-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Parts of Broadway have been shut down as crews begin setting up for the upcoming NFL Draft in Nashville.

The first set of road closures went into effect at midnight.

Broadway is closed to traffic from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue, while 1st Avenue is also closed from Demonbreun Street to Church Street.

The NFL says 100 tractor trailers will begin arriving on Friday to prepare for the draft, most of them coming next week.

This isn't the only early traffic impact of the draft coming to town.

Riverfront Station will also be closed from Monday through April 23. Anyone who uses the Music City Star will have to catch a ride from a temporary location under the nearby pedestrian bridge.

These major shifts will continue for another week and a half until April 15 when a new phase of closures begins.

The NFL Draft is expected to have a profound economic impact and bring an estimated 300,000 people to Music City.