Service Detours

Flying Pig/Queen Bee Weekend Metro bus detours

Each day from Thursday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 31, several Metro bus routes will detour due to street closures associated with Flying Pig/Queen Bee weekend.

Metro customers using the following stops should check the Metro Detour Blog or subscribe to free Cincy EZ Alerts for real-time updates, as service might be impacted while detours are active. Impacted stops will display signage indicating where alternative stops are located along a route’s detour.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Detours will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. The following stops will be impacted:

Rt. 85 (Riverfront Parking Shuttle) stops at Mehring at Central and Mehring at Elm

Friday, Oct. 29

Detours will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m. The following stops will be impacted:

Rt. 85 (Riverfront Parking Shuttle) stops from Central at Pete Rose to Mehring at Elm

Saturday, Oct. 30

Detours will begin at 7 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m. The following stops will be impacted:

Rt. 27:

·         Inbound stops from Linn at Fifth to Central at Fourth

·         Outbound stops from Central at Third to Linn at Dalton

Sunday, Oct. 31

Detours will begin at 6 a.m. and continue until approximately 2 p.m. The following stops will be impacted:

Rt. 4:

·         Inbound stops between Gilbert Ave. 1801 (outside Cincinnati Ballet) and Government Square Area H (disembark at Ninth at Vine)

·         Outbound stops between Government Square Area H (board at Ninth at Vine) and Gilbert at MLK

Rt. 6:

·         Inbound stops between City Hall and Government Square Area G (disembark at Ninth past Vine)

·         Outbound stops between Government Square Area H and Ninth at Main (board at Ninth past Vine)

Rt. 11-Madison:

·         Inbound stops between Woodburn at Taft and Government Square Area A (disembark at Ninth at Vine)

·         Outbound stops between Government Square Area A (board at Ninth at Vine) and Madison at Zumstein

Rt. 11-Erie

·         Inbound stops between Plaineville at Windward and Government Square Area A (disembark at Ninth at Vine)

·         Outbound stops between Government Square Area A (board at Ninth at Vine) and Plaineville at Britton

Rt. 17

·         Inbound stops Walnut at Court and Government Square Area B (disembark at Ninth at Vine)

·         Outbound stops Government Square Area B (board at Ninth at Vine) and Main at Reading

Rt. 21

·         Inbound stops between Central Parkway at Walnut and Government Square Area D (disembark at Ninth past Vine)

·         Outbound stops between Government Square Area D (board at Ninth past Vine) and Elm at Ninth

Rt. 24

·         Inbound stops between Beechmont at Beechmont Circle and Madison at Withrow; between Highland at MLK and Dorchester at Alvin; and between Sycamore at 14th and Government Square Area B (disembark at Ninth and Vine)

·         Outbound stops from Government Square Area B (board on Ninth at Vine) to Main at Orchard; from MLK at Gilbert to Beechmont at Beechmont Circle

Rt. 27

·         Inbound stops from Linn at Gest to Government Square Area F (disembark on Ninth past Vine)

·         Outbound stops from Government Square Area F (board on Ninth past Vine) to Linn at Gest

Rt. 31

·         Eastbound stops from McMillan at Melrose to Woodburn at Madison

·         Westbound stops from Woodburn at Taft to Taft at Melrose

Rt. 32

·         Inbound stops from Eighth at Linn to Government Square Area H (disembark on Ninth past Vine)

·         Outbound stop at Government Square Area H (board on Ninth past Vine)

Rt. 33

·         Inbound stops from Eighth at Linn to Government Square Area A (disembark on Ninth past Vine)

·         Outbound stop at Government Square Area A (board on Ninth past Vine)

Rt. 43

·         Inbound stops from Reading at City Steps to Government Square Area C (disembark on Ninth at Vine)

·         Outbound stops from Government Square Area C (board on Ninth at Vine) to Reading at Elsinore

Rt. 46

·         Inbound stops from Seventh at Vine to Government Square Area C (disembark on Ninth at Vine)

·         Outbound stop at Government Square Area C (board on Ninth at Vine)

Rt. 49

·         Inbound stops from Plum at Ninth to Government Square Area F (disembark on Ninth past Vine)

·         Outbound stops from Government Square Area F (board on Ninth past Vine) to Central at Ninth

Rt. 51

 ·         Eastbound stops from Edwards at Griffiths to Ridge at Orkney

·         Westbound stops from Paxton at Portsmouth to Edwards at Griffith

Rt. 64

·         Inbound stops from Central Parkway at Vine to Sixth at Main (disembark on Ninth past Vine)

·         Outbound stops from Sixth at Main (board on Ninth past Vine) to Elm at Ninth

Rt. 78

·         Inbound stops from Race at Seventh to Vine at Sixth (disembark on Ninth at Vine)

·         Outbound stops at Vine at Sixth and Vine at Eighth (board on Ninth at Vine)


Detours and service changes are a normal part of any dynamic transit system. Metro uses the detours when construction, special events, traffic or inclement weather prevents us from following our regular route.


Metro detours are produced by Metro's Radio Communications Center employees who are in direct contact with Metro's bus operators and street supervisors.

Follow Metro's Detour Blog for up-to-the-minute detours or subscribe to free Cincy EZAlerts via text message or email.

Inclement weather detours will adhere to Metro's snow detour list and be posted to Metro's Detour Blog.