There’s a race and a parade on March 12. Both will affect people traveling to our building for classes, rehearsals, or performances on that day. Here’s the word:

Rodes City Run

The race course for this event on March 12 encircles our location, and official street closures are posted to run through 11:00am. But portions of the course WILL REOPEN to vehicle traffic as soon as racers have moved along. Here’s the short advice: The ONLY way to get here for 9:30 or 10:00am classes is via Baxter Avenue.

Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 4.03.22 PMDon’t use Lexington Road. Don’t use Baxter Avenue from the north (downtown/river). Don’t rely on Grinstead from the I-64 exit as it isn’t clear whether it’ll be open at the Lexington Rd. intersection in time for you.

Traffic Pattern

Early portions of the route are closed until the following times. (The times listed below are intended as estimates only, but have held true in past years):

  • CLOSED until 9:00am: Baxter Ave intersection at Broadway/Cherokee Rd
  • CLOSED until 9:30am: Cherokee Rd from Baxter to Grinstead
  • CLOSED until 9:30am: Grinstead Drive from Cherokee Pkwy to Cherokee Rd
  • CLOSED until 9:30 or 10:00am: Grinstead from Cherokee Pkwy to Etley Ave/Lexington Rd
  • CLOSED until 10:00am: Lexington Rd from Grinstead to Baxter
  • CLOSED until 10:30am: Baxter Ave from Main St to Lexington

Getting Here

  • From downtown, Old Louisville, and points north (Indiana) and west, use Oak Street to Baxter Avenue to Payne.
  • From Highlands, and points east, get to northbound Baxter Ave and take it to Payne.We suggest you avoid Grinstead and use instead Cherokee Park/Eastern Parkway to Bardstown Rd. or other route.

St. Patrick’s Parade

The parade runs Baxter/Broadway to Mid-City Mall from 3pm-5 (or later), with the route closing around noon. In addition, Baxter Ave will be closed until 8pm between Broadway and Highland Ave. This draws huge crowds, so expect the Highlands be choked with traffic. Please detour & allow LOTS of extra time.