Sep 282012



Friday September 28, 2012

Authorities are expecting heavy traffic Saturday night for ECU’s second home game of the season.

The Pirates take on University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) at 7 p.m., and traffic is expected to be extremely heavy around Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, especially on Charles Boulevard, East 14th Street and Greenville Boulevard, police said.

ECU’s parking lots will open at 1 p.m. Saturday. At 4 p.m. 14th Street will be closed from the ECU Facility Services Building to Elm Street.

Parking on the north and south sides of 14th Street from Elm Street to Berkley Road will be permit-only and drivers must have visible parking passes to drive west on 14th Street from Elm Street to Berkley Road.

The following post-game restrictions will take effect from 9-9:30 p.m. Saturday:

No traffic will be allowed west on 14th Street from Elm Street.

All traffic exiting from C.M. Eppes Parking Lot will be diverted west onto 14th Street and must turn right onto College Hill Drive to 10th Street.

Traffic exiting from Berkley Road will be diverted east onto 14th Street; 14th street from Berkley Road to Elm Street will be eastbound only.

Traffic leaving the stadium on 14th Street not allowed to turn north on Elm Street.

Traffic traveling south on Elm Street must go to Greenville Boulevard.

Traffic traveling south on Elm Street at Greenville Boulevard will not be allowed to turn right to travel west onto Greenville Boulevard. Drivers must travel south on Elm Street or turn east onto Greenville Boulevard.

No traffic will be allowed east on 14th Street from West Rock Spring Road.

Charles Boulevard will be closed to southbound traffic at 14th Street.

All southbound traffic on Charles from 10th Street will be diverted west on 14th Street toward Evans Street.

At Greenville Boulevard and Charles Boulevard, no traffic will be allowed north on Charles Boulevard; traffic traveling north on Charles Boulevard from Red Banks Road will be diverted right onto Greenville Boulevard.

Traffic exiting the stadium onto Charles Boulevard from the east side (stadium side) will travel north until 14th Street.

Traffic exiting Charles Boulevard from the west side (Carol Belk Building/Stratford Road side) will travel south until Greenville Boulevard.

No U-turns will be allowed on Charles Boulevard from Greenville Boulevard north to 14th Street.

Pedestrians must stay on sidewalks on Berkley Road from Blackbeard’s Alley to railroad tracks near 14th Street and use marked crosswalks.

via The Daily Reflector.


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