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Road closures in effect ahead of presidential debate at Belmont University

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police and Metro Public Works have announced road closures for Thursday’s final presidential debate hosted at Belmont University.

The 1700-1800 block of Acklen Avenue closed to traffic on Sunday. The roadway will also close from 12th Avenue South to 15th Avenue South beginning Wednesday.

Belmont Boulevard closed from Portland Avenue to Bernard Avenue Sunday and will close from 18th Avenue South to Delmar Avenue beginning Wednesday.

The majority of the closures for Metro Public Works go into effect Wednesday: 15th Avenue South will close from Ashwood Avenue to Wedgewood Avenue, Caldwell Avenue will close from 12th Avenue South to 15th Avenue South and Compton Avenue will close from 15th Avenue to Belmont Boulevard.

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StreetFrom DateTo DateFrom StreetTo Street
15TH AVE S10/21/202010/23/2020ASHWOOD AVEWEDGEWOOD AVE
ACKLEN AVE10/21/202010/23/202012TH AVE S15TH AVE S
ACKLEN AVE10/18/202010/22/202017TH AVE S18TH AVE S
BELMONT BLVD10/18/202010/22/2020PORTLAND AVEBERNARD AVE
BELMONT BLVD10/21/202010/23/202018TH AVE SDELMAR AVE
CALDWELL AVE10/21/202010/23/202012TH AVE S15TH AVE S
COMPTON AVE10/21/202010/23/202015TH AVEBELMONT BLVD
DELMAR AVE10/21/202010/23/202015TH AVEBELMONT BLVD

Metro police’s closures also go into effect Wednesday.

These closures will start at noon:

  • Belmont Boulevard from Delmar Avenue to 18th Avenue South
  • Compton Avenue from 15th Avenue South to Belmont Boulevard
  • Acklen Avenue between 17th & 18th Avenues South

These closures will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday:

  • 11th Avenue South from Ashwood Avenue to Wedgewood Avenue
  • Acklen Avenue between 14th & 15th Avenues South
  • Caldwell Avenue between 12th & 15th Avenues South
  • Delmar Avenue from 15th Avenue South to Belmont Boulevard.

These closures will start at 10 a.m. Thursday and will continue until 8 p.m. Thursday:

  • 8th Avenue South from Broadway to the Roundabout
  • Demonbreun Street from 6th to 10th Avenues South
  • 9th Avenue South from Lea Avenue to Clark Place
  • Clark Place from 8th to 10th Avenues South

All other roads are expected to reopen by morning rush hour on Friday.

The Nashville International Airport advised motorists to expect intermittent road closures around the airport before and after the debate as Air Force One and the Biden campaign arrives and departs Nashville.

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