Traffic Patterns Altered on Calhoun Street for Bearcat Bowl IV Weekend

April 23, 2010

CINCINNATI - Calhoun Street, between Vine and Ohio streets, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, the day of Bearcat Bowl IV at Nippert Stadium, and Sunday, April 25, according to the Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering. Weather permitting, a large crane will be installed to begin work on St. George church.

Closing Calhoun Street will limit access to the University of Cincinnati campus on a busy weekend. In particular:

  • The Scioto Street (back) entrance to Corry Garage will be inaccessible. Patrons can use the front entrance of the garage on Corry Boulevard.
  • The Dennis Street entrance to campus, providing access to Corry Garage, Calhoun Garage and CCM Plaza Garage, will be inaccessible. Patrons may use the Corry Boulevard entrance to campus to reach these garages.
  • Patrons attempting to enter Calhoun Garage may use the front garage entrance on Corry Boulevard. The back entrance of Calhoun Garage off Calhoun Street will also be open and accessible from Ohio Avenue.
  • Other events on the UC campus affected by changing traffic patterns include Saturday's women's soccer alumni game at 2 p.m., Sunday's lacrosse game vs. Connecticut at Noon as well as several other campus-related events.

    The City of Cincinnati will post a detour route using Vine Street to channel traffic to West Clifton Avenue.

    Metro bus service that normally uses this area will be detoured around the closure. Bus riders should follow instructions posted at their stops or use the nearest stop outside the closure area.

    Bearcat Bowl IV activities kick off with head coach Butch Jones, his staff, and selected student-athletes leading their annual free youth football clinic for players up to eighth grade. The clinic takes place on the Nippert Stadium turf at 3 p.m. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. Following the clinic, selected student-athletes from the football team will be on hand to sign autographs.

    The Bearcats Family Zone on Sheakley Lawn will be open from 5-6:30 p.m. The Family Zone will feature many of the activities normally seen on a regular football game day such as inflatable games, cornhole, KIDS CLUB coloring contest, face painting and an opportunity to meet the 2009 Capital One Mascot of the Year, BEARCAT.