Some streets are closed to traffic in downtown Nashville ahead of this month’s NFL Draft. 

The first day of the draft is expected to draw over 100,000 people into downtown Nashville, which begins Thursday, April 25 and continues through Saturday, April 27. 

Road closures began early Fridaywhen First Avenue from Demonbreun to Church Streets and Broadway from First to Second avenues were closed to allow for stage construction. 

Full closures for the NFL Draft will take effect at midnight on April 24th and include: Broadway will be closed from First to Fifth avenues, as will First through Fifth avenues between Commerce and Demonbreun streets (Fourth Avenue will reopen each morning April 24th, 25th, & 26th for rush hour traffic and will reclose by 10 a.m. on those days). 

During draft days, Second Avenue South will be set up as a two-way street from Demonbreun Street to Korean Veterans Boulevard; the westbound lanes of Commerce Street will be set up as a two-way street between Fourth and Second avenues; Fourth Avenue North (after morning rush hours) will be set up as a two-way street between Commerce Street and Broadway; and Fifth Avenue North will be set up as a two-way street between Commerce and Demonbreun Streets. 

Drop-off and pick-up locations for citizens, taxis and rideshare drivers will be: 

  • Broadway eastbound between 6th & 8th Avenues
  • Broadway westbound between 7th & 8th Avenues 
  • 7th Avenue curb lanes next to Hume Fogg High School & the Masons Lodge 
  • South 1st Street from Nissan Stadium’s Lot T to PSC Metals 
  • Korean Veterans Boulevard parking cutouts 

Metro police will host a news conference with NFL Draft and Marathon safety information in mid-April. 

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