Gentlemen of the Road Event Necessitates Traffic Restrictions

Gentlemen of the Road Event Necessitates Traffic Restrictions

The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, featuring Mumford and Sons, will  necessitate traffic restrictions in the downtown area that includes street closures and limited access areas. The event, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14, is expected to draw approximately 25,000 people to the event site, Francis Field.

Closed streets
Streets bordering Francis Field will be closed to all traffic from 12 p.m. (noon) each day until 3 a.m. the following morning including: W. Castillo Drive; Orange Street from Riberia Street to Cordova Street; Riberia Street from Orange Street to W. Castillo Drive; and Cordova Street from Orange Street to W. Castillo Drive.

From 8 p.m. each day and continuing until 3 a.m. the following morning, vehicles will be prohibited entry to San Marco Avenue south of Old Mission Avenue and S. Castillo Drive/Avenida Menendez north of the Bridge of Lions. Vehicles will also not be permitted entry into the historic district bounded by Cordova Street, Orange Street, Avenida Menendez and Cathedral Place.

Limited access in residential areas
The three neighborhoods in the closest proximity to Francis Field, designated as Uptown, Abbott Tract, and Flagler Model Land, will be accessible only by residents displaying a color coded pass. Respective neighborhood associations will deliver two per passes residence approximately one week prior to the event. Additional passes are available for houseguests and residences with additional vehicles by calling 904.209.3750 or by email to Additional passes require proof of residence in the specific neighborhood.

Through traffic
Remaining open throughout the weekend will be Ponce de Leon Blvd (U.S. 1), King St., Cathedral Pl., and the Bridge of Lions, although heavy traffic congestion should be expected during the peak hours of late afternoon and evening.