Latest Thunder Over Louisville traffic, parking updates

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thunder Over Louisville has returned with a crash to a Derby City. With fever and comfortable temperatures in a forecast, Saturday’s eventuality is firm to be a bustling one. If you’re headed to Thunder, here’s what we need to know about trade and parking to devise your day. 


Road closures began in credentials for Thunder earlier this week. Saturday, however, there are some-more closures to be wakeful of in Louisville, either you’re opening from Kentucky or Indiana for a event. 

In terms of overpass closures, a Second Street Bridge will be sealed all day Saturday until 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Take an swap overpass such as a Lincoln, Kennedy or Sherman Minton Bridge.

The Big Four walking overpass will be sealed until midnight Sunday.

Here’s a list of a latest widespread and travel closures from a Louisville Metro Police Department:

10:30 a.m. (Friday, Apr 22, 2022) – 2 p.m. (Sunday, Apr 24, 2022)

  • River Road from Bingham Way to Sixth Street
  • Bingham Way from Joe’s Crab Shack/Witherspoon Street to River Road

11 a.m. (Friday, Apr 22, 2022) – 9 a.m. (Sunday, Apr 24, 2022)

  • Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Brook Street
  • Floyd Street during Washington Street sealed (only open to residents)
  • River Road from Preston Street to Witherspoon Street

Midnight (Friday Apr 22, 2022) – 9 a.m. (Sunday, Apr 24, 2022)

  • Ramp from westbound Interstate 64 to Third Street (no spin on River Road)
  • Ramp from Second Street to eastward Interstate 64

8 a.m. (Saturday, Apr 23, 2022) – 1 a.m. (Sunday, Apr 24, 2022)

  • Second Street from Main Street to River Road (local opening to internal garages only)

9 a.m. (Saturday, Apr 23, 2022) – 1 a.m. (Sunday, Apr 24, 2022)

  • (Local trade and pass trade will be authorised supposing there are no walking reserve issues.)
  • River Road from Witherspoon Street to Preston Street
  • Frankfort Avenue from River Road to Story Ave. (local and Tow Lot trade only)
  • Witherspoon Street from Brook Street to Second Street
  • Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Adams Street
  • Washington Street from First Street to Second Street
  • Preston Street from Main Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Floyd Street from Main Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Brook Street from Main Street to Witherspoon Street
  • First Street from Main Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Second Street from Main Street to River Road
  • Third Street from Main Street to River Road (access will be authorised to parking garages)

6 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Saturday, Apr 23, 2022)

  • Ramp from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Interstate 65 northbound
  • Ramp from Jackson Street to Interstate 65 northbound

9 p.m. (Saturday, Apr 23, 2022) – 1 a.m. (Sunday, Apr 24, 2022)

  • Market Street from Sixth Street to 10th Street will be topsy-turvy from eastward trade to westbound traffic

9 p.m. – finish of night (Saturday, Apr 23, 2022)

  • Third Street from Main Street to Broadway will be one approach southbound

8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Saturday, Apr 23, 2022)

  • Interstate 65 northbound from Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) to Interstate 64
  • Interstate 65 southbound from Interstate 265 (Indiana) to Interstate 64
  • Interstate 64 westbound from Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) to 22nd Street
  • Interstate 64 eastward from Interstate 264 (Shawnee Expressway) to Interstate 65
  • Interstate 71 southbound from Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) to Interstate 65 

Only certified puncture vehicles can use a following track from 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022:

  • Muhammad Ali Boulevard from Roy Wilkins Boulevard to Clay Street
  • Second Street from Main Street to Jacob Street
  • Northbound Second Street trade will be diverted during College Street

Check out this list of Thunder Traffic Plans from a LMPD for a track to get out of downtown Louisville after Thunder ends:


Officials from LMPD suggested those going to Thunder devise forward for parking. They endorsed parking as distant divided as we can absolutely walk; devise on parking in areas that will get we headed in a instruction we intend to go.

A list of a no parking areas designated by a LMPD can be found here. Some of a no parking areas went into outcome during 10:00 a.m. Friday and will final by midnight Saturday; many will be in outcome all day on Saturday.

The Kentucky Derby Festival suggested several options for parking on a website, including areas in downtown Louisville and southern Indiana.

In downtown Louisville, there are some-more than 52,000 open parking, off-street spaces within a 10-block travel to a Ohio River. Information about garage and lot locations can be found on Riverside Parking’s website, Louisville’s Parking Authority of River City website or by contacting PARC during (502) 587-PARK.

In southern Indiana, both open and private parking are available. For some-more information, hit a Clark/Floyd County Convention and Tourism Bureau during (812) 282-6654. There is also RV and automobile parking accessible during Water Tower Square in Jeffersonville, Ind. For some-more information, call (812) 288-9057.

RV and camper parking options are accessible in Louisville as well. KDF endorsed renting space in a Blue Lot for a best views and closest parking to Thunder. Call (502) 584-2459 for some-more information about Riverside Parking for RVs and campers. Prices for parking are $200 to $300 per RV or camper.

According to KDF, all routes on Transit Authority of River City will be will fare-free on Saturday to yield convenient, giveaway opening to and from Thunder Over Louisville interjection to their corner sponsorship with Humana. In addition, TARC is augmenting use into downtown Louisville and installation 5 post-event boarding areas. The use devise mirrors TARC use for Thunder in new years with an combined circulator use from Broadway during 11th Street to Shawnee Park until 11:00 p.m.

Around 10,000 passengers are approaching to take TARC for a annual fireworks and atmosphere uncover on a river, so passengers are speedy to revisit TARC’s website and use a Trip Planner on a homepage to devise forward and know their track series and stop locations.

KDF suggested attendees to move their patience, be protected and have fun—it’s a pleasing day for Thunder!

An critical thing to note is that opening to Waterfront Park does need a Pegasus Pin, that costs $6 forward of time or $7 during a gate. The atmosphere uncover starts during 3 p.m. and fireworks should start during 9:30 p.m.

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