Bengals Game Day Traffic Notes

As another exciting season of Cincinnati Bengals football begins, and in order to minimize confusion while going to or coming from the games, fans are reminded of the following restrictions around Paul Brown Stadium on a typical game day (times may be adjusted for weeknight games):

Pregame– These roads will close 3-4 hours before a game to handle pedestrian crowds and, unless listed on the Postgame list, will be reopened when the game begins:

  • Elm Street– closed between Second Street and Mehring Way
  • Freedom Way– closed between Elm Street and Race Street
  • Freedom Way– closed between Joe Nuxhall Way and Marian Spencer Way (for the Bengal Tailgate Zone)
  • Race Street– closed south of Second Street
  • Rosa Parks Street– closed between Second Street and Freedom Way
  • Marian Spencer Way– restricted to local traffic between Second Street and Freedom Way
  • Joe Nuxhall Way– closed between Second Street and Mehring Way

Postgame– Roads are closed after the game to accommodate traffic leaving the parking lots. These roads will close around the third quarter and remain closed until traffic has cleared the area:

  • Central Avenue– closed between W Pete Rose Way and Mehring Way
  • Central Avenue– southbound only closed between Seventh St and Fourth St
  • Elm Street– closed between Second Street and Mehring Way
  • Race Street– southbound closed between Second Street and Freedom Way
  • Freedom Way– closed between Rosa Parks Street and Elm Street
  • Joe Nuxhall Way– southbound closed between Second St and Mehring Way
  • Mehring Way– closed to westbound through traffic at Johnny Bench Way
  • Gest Street– southbound closed between Third Street and Mehring Way
  • Third St.– eastbound closed between Clay Wade Bailey Bridge and Central Ave
  • Fourth Street– closed between Elm Street and Plum Street
  • W. Pete Rose Way– eastbound closed between Gest St. and Central Avenue
  • NO LEFT TURN from Third Street or Sixth Street to southbound Central Avenue

For more information about the Bengals, please visit: www.bengals.com

Contact: Dennis Lechlak, P.E.
City Traffic Engineer
Transportation and Engineering
traffic.eng@cincinnati-oh.gov