Here are some things to keep in mind before the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards on May 11.

What to expect

The awards are set to start at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center at 9 Cowboys Way. In preparation for the event, Frisco officials decided to either restrict lanes or close some streets entirely before, during and after the event, according to a May 10 Frisco news release.

What you need to know

While the event traffic itself is expected to take place during rush hour, the lane and street closures will begin ahead of the rush starting at 2 p.m., according to the news release.
  • Gridiron Road will be restricted to one-way southbound traffic between Hall of Fame Lane and Cowboys Way from 2-11 p.m.
  • Cowboys Way will be closed between Avenue of Champions and Gaylord Parkway from 2-11 p.m.
  • Southbound Gaylord Parkway will close south of Hall of Fame Lane at 5 p.m.
  • The Star Boulevard at Warren Parkway will close at 5 p.m.
More closures are planned for after the event officially starts at 7 p.m. to keep the traffic leaving the Ford Center as efficient as possible, according to the news release. Here are some expected 7 p.m. closures that will last through the event:
  • Westbound Warren Parkway will close between Dallas Parkway and Gridiron Road.
  • Eastbound Warren Parkway will close to through traffic between Internet Boulevard and Dallas Parkway.
  • Westbound Gaylord Parkway will close at Dallas Parkway.
  • Northbound Dallas Parkway will close at Gaylord Parkway.
  • Southbound Dallas Parkway will close to through traffic between Dallas Parkway and Warren Parkway.
  • Northbound Gaylord Parkway will close to through traffic between Dallas Parkway and Warren Parkway.
  • Northbound Internet Boulevard will close at Warren Parkway.
  • Eastbound John Hickman Parkway will close between Frisco Green Avenue and Gaylord Parkway.
A map of the expected closures and routes can be seen here.

What else?

Any Frisco Station residents living north of the Ford Center can avoid event traffic by using Lebanon Road and John Hickman Parkway.

For those headed to the Ford Center for the awards, drivers can find a parking map on the Ford Center’s website along with information on the types of bags allowed inside the stadium.

Attendees planning to use ride-hailing apps, such as Uber or Lyft, to get to and from the concert will have a designated drop-off spot on Internet Boulevard. The ride-hailing lot is highlighted on the city’s traffic information photo.