Clemson announces plans to improve gameday traffic flow


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Clemson announces plans to improve gameday traffic flow

Clemson, S.C. – The South Carolina Highway Patrol, City of Clemson and Clemson Athletics announced today three new traffic policies designed to improve pregame and postgame access to areas around Memorial Stadium on gamedays. The new models were adopted following a comprehensive traffic study completed by members of the civil engineering department on Clemson’s campus.
“It’s exciting to have 80,000-plus people visit Memorial Stadium seven Saturdays each fall, but it does create challenges getting everyone on and off campus,” Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said. “These steps, along with the previous measures and improvements we’ve made, continue to make a better experience for our fans.”
The three new policies for the 2015 season, which will go into effect for the Sept. 5 opener against Wofford and be re-evaluated following the first two games, include:
1.) POSTGAME – Contra-flow of traffic (all four lanes) on Hwy. 93 from Perimeter Road eastbound through campus to Hwy. 76.

2.) POSTGAME – Closing College Ave. to through traffic from the downtown junction near Bowman Field to Hwy. 123. (Cars can leave garage and street parking to head north to Hwy. 123.)

3.) PREGAME/POSTGAME – Creation of bus/shuttle lane from Clemson Beach Parking to Perimeter Road

Associate Professor for Civil Engineering Dr. Wayne Sarasua, who conducted a 2003/2004 study of traffic flow and revisited it during the 2014 season, provided the recommendations to the athletic department and city and highway public safety officials for their consideration.

“We think these steps can greatly improve some of the bottlenecks we’ve seen at Hwy. 76 and Hwy. 123,” said Captain M. Warren, South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop Three Commander. “We’ll put these measures into place the first two games, and reassess during the three-week break prior to the Oct. 3 contest.”

Dr. Sarasua’s research found a major stress point at the Hwy. 123 and College Ave. intersection, which he suggested could be relieved in part by closing College Ave. The addition of two outbound lanes on Hwy. 93 through campus should move traffic to Hwy. 76, where fans can turn toward Anderson or back through Clemson.
Another solution presented sought to relieve some of the congestion caused by bus and shuttle traffic moving from Clemson Beach to Perimeter Road. By reversing one lane of traffic and creating a dedicated bus/shuttle lane, fans parking in that area and using shuttles should have an easier time getting to and leaving the stadium.

“Benefits from these adjustments not only improve traffic flow in the area, but along with prohibiting parking on the sidewalks of Clemson Ave., will create improvements in pedestrian safety in the downtown area post game,” City of Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon said.

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spacer So the $20 per car fee for public parking... is that part of
cutigerbob®
spacer That or the limo ride to the stadium...
under11par®
spacer Re: So the $20 per car fee for public parking... is that part of
insanetigerfan08
spacer Re: So the $20 per car fee for public parking... is that part of
auggiedog14
spacer Re: So the $20 per car fee for public parking... is that part of
insanetigerfan08
spacer Re: So the $20 per car fee for public parking... is that part of
Mateopato®
spacer $20 per car at the Y Beach has been going on for a long time
TigerHawk76®
spacer Re: So the $20 per car fee for public parking... is that part of
HendrixTiger®
spacer Re: So the $20 per car fee for public parking... is that part of
raginranger
spacer Twenty bucks is a bargain for Gameday Parking
darkhuntingtiger
spacer How are you supposed to get to Seneca if all traffic flow on
clemsongrad84
spacer Anything you do is going to be inconvenience to someone
RoperMtn®
spacer you can take a left off of perimeter onto 93 to get out
ctigers90
spacer That cuts off an easy out from neighborhood parking
TigerNotAtGT
spacer The BUS/Shuttle lane to and from Y beach will really
Tigersense®
spacer it's usually a breeze getting in that way-- the bus/shuttle
ctigers90
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jwlcpa
spacer The first 2 games will not be a good indicator if changes
clemsongrad84
spacer not to mention... they never have their **** together at the
ctigers90
spacer Yeah, anyone who's ever used the handicap shuttles can
darkhuntingtiger
spacer Yeah... Pre-game traffic is gonna be the real problem with
darkhuntingtiger
spacer In other words... arrive 6 hours early, leave 6 hours after
argonaut1992®
spacer And there is NOTHING wrong with that - in my opinion.***
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer I'm ALL IN!!!!!***
CU TLGTN®
spacer Agree. If you are not "All In", then why bother going?***
hufferbilly®
spacer So basically... nothing new?
aclemfan48®
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