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Security And Parking Changes At The Kentucky Derby

Posted at 4:58 PM, Apr 29, 2019

(LEX 18)– As you plan your trip to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby, police and event staff want you to know about security and parking changes.

Law enforcement and event crews are prepared for a big logistical challenge. On Monday, officials announced some parking changes to hopefully make things easier.

People will notice an added pedestrian crossing at Central Avenue and 6th Street, instead of the walking bridge that was used at the intersection last year. Derby-goers can also cross at 3rd or 9th Streets.

If you have a parking spot reserved at Churchill Downs, you’ll have to get your parking pass scanned. It cannot be used again the same day.

“Our main goal to prevent, mitigate and negate any threats, and there are no known threats at this time, but if you see something say something. We can’t be everywhere at once and that’s the biggest thing the more eyes and ears we have with the public and our citizens it makes the event much safer and smoother,” officials said at a press conference.