Bowling Green Police Department Creates Exit Plan for Thunderfest

The Bowling Green Police Department has created an exit plan for this year's Thunderfest.

When leaving Thunderfest, on Interstate Drive and Corvette Drive, you are directed to turn right only from Corvette drive to I-65.

Those exiting from the North side of the intersection will also take a mandatory right toward downtown.

No traffic will be allowed to turn onto Interstate Drive from Louisville Road going Northbound and traffic on Louisville Road going South will not be allowed to turn left onto Interstate Drive.

"We're trying to publish ahead of time which streets are going to be closed, what streets are made able to turn right or left, and we want people to be able to exit the event quickly as possible and safely as possible as well," said Ofc. Ronnie Ward.

Here is the complete exit route list from the Bowling Green Police Department for Thunderfest:

Interstate Drive@Corvette Drive( )
Right turn only from Corvette Drive to I-65. Those exiting from north
side of the intersection(Jerry’s) will also take a mandatory
right towards downtown.

Louisville Road(North) @ New Porter Pike/Plum Springs Loop()
Traffic on New Porter Pike exiting from the event area maybe allowed to turn right, left or go straight. Officers will need to periodically stop
Porter Pike traffic to allow north and southbound traffic on Louisville
Road to proceed. Traffic on Louisville Road(north) may be allowed to
turn right. Any traffic coming from Plum Springs will turn right only
onto Louisville Road(southbound)

Parker Avenue @New Porter Pike()
Right turn only from Parker Avenue onto New Porter Pike. No vehicles
allowed to turn onto Parker Avenue from Porter Pike.

Corvette Drive @New Porter Pike()
Right turn only from Corvette Drive onto New Porter Pike. If traffic is
light then vehicles may be allowed to turn left. No traffic should be
allowed to turn onto Corvette Drive with the exception of emergency
vehicles.

New Porter Pike @Old Porter Pike()
Traffic on Old Porter Pike turn right only onto New Porter Pike. Traffic
on New Porter Pike should not be allowed to turn left onto Old Porter
Pike unless absolutely necessary. Traffic will be allowed to turn any
direction at New Porter Pike/Louisville Road so this should help with
total congestion thus eliminating a “bleed-off” route onto Old Porter
Pike. Keep in mind that any traffic allowed onto Old Porter will
cause potential problems at Louisville Road.

Interstate Drive@Louisville Road(southbound ramp)()
Assist southbound vehicles exiting onto Louisville Road. Communication with unit sat Louisville Road and New Porter Pike will be necessary.

Louisville Road@Interstate Drive(northbound)()
No traffic will be allowed to turn onto Interstate Drive from Louisville
Road(north). Additionally,traffic on Louisville Road(south)will not be
allowed to turn left onto Interstate Drive.

Louisville Road@Old Louisville Road()
Monitor and direct traffic only as necessary.


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