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Street Closure Updates Related to The World Games 2022 


Blockades will be put in place for The World Games 2022 events at Railroad Park beginning Monday, July 11. This closure will continue through Sunday, July 17.  

–1st Avenue South will be closed from 14th Street South to 18th Street South 

–1st Avenue South will be inaccessible from 16th Street South and 17th Street South 

Railroad Park will be open throughout this road closure. Restaurants and locations such as Hero Donuts and Buns, Michael’s Steaks and Seafood, The Red Cat Coffeehouse and the Negro Southern League Museum will be accessible by pedestrian traffic with parking on side streets other than 1st Avenue South. Residents of Birmingham Parkside apartments will continue to have alley access to the property’s parking deck. 

Meetings have been held with multiple residential and business locations surrounding this area. Any business or resident near Railroad Park with questions are encouraged to review the map at www.birminghamal.gov/ParksideReady and email BhamReady@birminghamal.gov.  

Motorists are encouraged to use the navigation apps Waze, Apple Maps and Google Maps to identify closures and alternate routes. 

Additional Closures 

Please note, road closures will continue for the roller-speed skating road course on Monday, July 11.  

–1st Avenue South will be closed from 18th Street South to 20th Street South   

–19th Street South will be closed from Morris Avenue to Second Avenue South  

–18th Street South and 20th Street South will be open for through traffic  

–Morris Avenue will be open for through traffic 

These closures will provide only minor traffic disruptions and will not prevent parking and access to residences, businesses and restaurants on nearby 20th Street. Upon completion of the competition, the streets will be opened late Monday night.

In addition, duathlon events scheduled for Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 will require temporary rolling blockades in the downtown area. More information on traffic flow for the duathlon events will be provided in the coming days.