WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Red, White & BOOM!


UPDATED: Wednesday July 2, 2014 2:37 PM

Red, White & BOOM! is back this Thursday, July 3.

Below are the road closures expected for the celebration. 

Street Closures

Tuesday, July 1 from 9 a.m. through Friday, July 4 at 6 a.m.
• Washington Blvd. between Broad St. and Main St.
• Civic Center Dr. from Broad St. to Main St.

Wednesday, July 2 from 9 a.m. through Friday, July 4 at 6 a.m.
• North and South curb lanes of Nationwide Blvd. from Neil Ave. to Ludlow Ave.
• Long St. from Hocking St. to Marconi Blvd. (on event morning one lane will open for rush hour from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.)
• The 2 curb lanes of Marconi Blvd. between Gay St. and Broad St.

Thursday, July 3 from 9 a.m. through Friday, July 4 at 6 a.m.
• Nationwide Blvd. completely closed from Neil Ave. to Ludlow Ave.
• Marconi Blvd. from Nationwide Blvd. to Locust Ave.
• Marconi Blvd. from Long St. to Broad St.
• North curb lane of Broad St. from Cumberland Trail marker to Belle St.

Thursday, July 3 from 2 p.m. (for parade formation) through 7 p.m.
• Starling St. from Broad St. to Town St.
• Rush Alley from Starling St. to Bell St.
• State St. from McDowell St. to Belle St.
• Belle St. from State St. to Town St.
• Town St. from Starling St. to Belle St.: North curb lane

For Parade Movement Only – July 3 from 5:50 p.m. until approx. 7:30 p.m.
• Lynn St. from Front St. to High St.
• Gay St. from Front St. to High St.
• Long St. from Marconi Blvd. to High St.
• Spring St. from Marconi Blvd. to High St.
• Lafayette St. from Front St. to High St.
• Nationwide Blvd. from Ludlow Ave. to High St.
• Spring St. from High St. to Neil Ave.
• Hickory St. from Front St. to Marconi Blvd.
• Rich St. from High St. to Civic Center Dr.
• Town St. from Belle St. to High St.
• Front St. from Main St. to Spring St.
• State St. from High St. to Front St.

Thursday, July 3 from 6 p.m. (for fireworks) through midnight
• All streets south of Spring St., north of Mound St., east of McDowell St. and west of Third St.

Handicapped parking is available at the following locations:
• North side of Mound St. from 2nd St. to Civic Center Dr.
• Gay St. between High St. and Front St.
 

Information For Parents

Columbus police are asking parents for help before they leave to come downtown with their children. 

Officials say parents should fill out THIS FORM and drop it off at one of the five Missing Children booths set up at Red, White & BOOM!

Also, parents are encouraged to take a picture of their children, so that they can easily report what they are wearing in case they become separated.

Traffic will be heavy as people head down to the Red, White, & BOOM! show. 

 

Bus Info

You may find it easier to take the bus down to the festivities. COTA will also be providing transportation to and from the event.

COTA will also offer bus service to Red, White & BOOM! from several Park & Ride locations throughout central Ohio, as well as regular local service to the fireworks.

CBUS and Night Owl will both be operating until midnight. CBUS will use High Street between Sycamore and 3rd Ave., and Night Owl will use High Street between Broad Street and Whetstone Park.

Simply show your COTA Park and Ride wristband, valid COTA pass, valid BuckID or CCAD ID to get on for free. Round-trip fare is $5.50. One-way fare is $2.75. Children under 48" ride free, children over 48" and under 12 years of age ride for $1 each way. They will only accept cash.

COTA says they will be running later on that night and adding service for the ride home. COTA employees will also be downtown to help with signs telling people where to go.

For Return Rides, everything is broken down into zones.

Click Here for more information one where those zones are located.

Here are the park and ride service busses that will be running non-stop 5:30-8:30 p.m. to the event - Listed are the pickup locations and return zones:

Dublin
4450 Dale Dr., Dublin, OH 43017
Drops off at High St. & Nationwide Blvd. across from Hyatt Regency
Pick up (after) at Zone F at High & Nationwide

Crosswoods
7460 Huntington Park Dr., Columbus, OH 43235
Drops off on Nationwide Blvd. in front of Max & Ermas
Pick up (after) at Zone E in front of Max & Ermas between High & 3rd

Westerville
312 W. Main St., Westerville, OH 43081
Drops off at High St. & Nationwide Blvd.
Pick up (after) at Zone G on Chestnut between High & 3rd

Olentangy & Bethel
4990 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43214
Drops off at High & Nationwide across from Hyatt Regency
Pick up (after) at Zone A at Spring & Front next to William Green Building

Reynoldsburg
2100 Birchview Dr., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Drops off at High St. & Broad St. next to the Statehouse
Pick up (after) at Zone D at S. High & W. State on High across from Statehouse

Gahanna (Royal Plaza)
Agler & Stygler Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230
(Buses will load at the southern end of the Royal Plaza Shopping Center)
Drops off at E. State & 3rd St. across from the Statehouse
Pick up (after) at Zone K at S. 3rd & E. Broad on E. Broad at Statehouse

Grove City
2321 Old Stringtown Road, Columbus, OH 43123
Drops off at High St. & Broad St. next to the Statehouse
Pick up (after) at Zone D at S. High & W. State on High across from Statehouse

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