DUBLIN, Ohio – The big weekend is here and while many consider the Memorial Tournament weekend big because of the golf itself, the traffic around Dublin will likely be enough to stand out on its own.
Drivers should expect to see the heaviest delays on roads immediately surrounding the Muirfield Village Golf Club:
- Dublin Road
- Muirfield Drive
- Brand Road
- Glick Road
People who live in Dublin tell 10TV things can get pretty busy.
“We definitely have extra traffic because of all the extra folks,” said Bridget Mariea. “And that's, you know, you just plan ahead for it and try to avoid those areas if you can.”
To get around the area, Dublin Police suggest using ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft, as long as visitors stick to the approved pick-up and drop-off zones:
- The 19th hole lot
- Gate #15
For people who choose to drive themselves, police tell 10TV they just need to have a plan.
“Obviously we anticipate an increased amount of traffic in the area so we would caution drivers to pay close attention to where they're trying to get to before they get into their vehicle and start traveling to the area, as well as be familiar with the parking areas for the tournament,” Lt. Greg Lattanzi with the Dublin Police Department.
The main parking lots that are free to the public include:
- The 19th hole lot off Dublin Road
- The Ashbaugh lot off Brand Road, east of Muirfield Drive
- The Columbus Zoo lot off Powell Road, available Thursday through Sunday
To get to these parking options, Lt. Lattanzi suggests sticking with Dublin Road or Sawmill Road as primary routes.
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Also watch for road closures around Bridge Park due to the Fore!Fest Street and Music Festival. Read more about the event here.