Traffic Update: New The World Games 2022 road closures near Railroad Park & more [MAPS]

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Imagine having a romantic picnic in the beautiful Railroad Park. (Gregory J. Harber/Bham Now)

The city of Birmingham and The World Games 2022 organizers have added a couple of road closures to its list at

Need the ultimate primer on road closures and how to get around during The World Games 2022? Checkout Bham Now’s July 5th story:

UPDATE: All you need to know about road closures during The World Games 2022 [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Going near Railroad Park? – Here are the latest details about the new road closures in the Parkside District.

Closures Near Railroad Park

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

• 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. In fact, all of its exercise classes, except one, will go off as planned.

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Restaurants and locations such as: 

According to the city, residents of Birmingham Parkside apartments will continue to have alley access to the property’s parking deck.

Any business or resident near Railroad Park with questions are encouraged to review the map at and email

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

Additional Closures

Railroad Closures Traffic Update: New The World Games 2022 road closures near Railroad Park & more [MAPS]
The World Games 2022 Railroad Park Road 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.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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