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LMPD plans road closures pending UofL win

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LOUISVILE, KY (WAVE) – The University of Louisville Men's Basketball team has a chance at winning a national title and Louisville Metro police are doing what they can to prepare for rowdy fans.

After the Kentucky Wildcats won the National Championship in 2012 thousands of fans packed the streets of Lexington, setting fires to couches and even one car. More than a dozen people were arrested.

When the Cards won their game sending them to the Final Four in 2012 fans also poured into the streets of Louisville.

Metro police are working on a plan to make sure if the Cards win everyone can celebrate safely.

Major Kelly Jones said the plan is flexible and allows police resources to be moved to different parts of the city as needed.

The plan will impact the Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road corridor, the 4th Street Live! and Downtown business district, Broadway and the UofL Campus.

All of the affected areas will remain open to vehicular traffic unless a public safety risk is identified. Both the Shawnee and Chickasaw parks will also remain open unless police feel the parks become unsafe.

No stopping or parking zones will be set in place around the UofL Campus beginning on Saturday, April 6, at 7 p.m. to Sunday, April 7 at 5 a.m. then again on Monday, April 8 from 8 p.m. to Tuesday April 9 until 4 a.m. Those zones will be placed in the following areas;

  • 3rd Street from Bloom to Eastern Pkwy and Cardinal to Brandeis
  • 3rd Street between Bloom and Unity Place
  • 4th Street from Bloom to Industry Road
  • 4th Street between Bloom and the Railroad Overpass Bridge
  • 4th Street between Bloom and Stansbury Park
  • Cardinal between 3rd and 4th
  • Brandeis between 3rd and 4th
  • Along Broadway from 21st Street West to 31st Street Saturday, April 6, from 7 p.m. to Sunday, April 7, at 5 a.m. and on Monday, April 8, at 8 p.m. to Tuesday, April 9 until 4 a.m.

Road closures will be set between Cardinal Boulevard between 3rd and 4th Streets on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m. to Sunday morning, and on Monday, April 8, from 6 p.m.

All  roads will remain closed as necessary.

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