Bengals Game Day Traffic Notes

Posted Aug 10, 2012

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:


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:

  • Central Avenue (Northbound Only) - closed between Mehring Way and W Pete Rose Way
  • Elm Street - closed between Second Street and Mehring Way
  • Freedom Way - closed between Elm Street and Race Street
  • Smith Street (Northbound) - closed between Mehring Way and Pete Rose Way


Roads are closed after the game to accommodate traffic leaving the parking lots. These roads will close around the fourth 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 Joe Nuxhall Way
  • Gest Street - closed between Linn 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

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