BATON ROUGE -- Adjustments to post-game traffic procedures south of Tiger Stadium will improve the flow of vehicles off the LSU campus after football games this fall, LSU announced Tuesday.
LOTS ON RIVER ROAD
To expedite traffic flow out of the Levee Lots onto River Road, both lanes of traffic will flow south between the southernmost exit of the Levee Lots and Brightside Drive beginning with this week’s game against Vanderbilt. Southbound motorists should be aware that the left lane on River Road will be forced to turn east onto Brightside and the right lane will be forced to proceed south on River Road. Motorists planning to turn onto Brightside must get into the left lane of River Road between the southernmost exit of the Levee Lots and Brightside.
Once again this year, motorists exiting the Levee Lots should be aware that the northernmost exit from that lot will be directed to go north on River Road and the southernmost exit from that lot will be directed to go south on River Road.
LOTS ON GOURRIER AVENUE
Traffic procedures for the parking lots on Gourrier Avenue will be similar to post-game traffic for an LSU baseball game. Motorists exiting the Hayfield Lot on Gourrier Avenue will be contra-flowed west to River Road, but then both lanes of Gourrier Avenue traffic must turn south onto River Road. Vehicles in the Hayfield Lot that wish to go north onto River Road will need to travel through the Levee Lots and use the northernmost exit of the Levee Lots.
Vehicles exiting the new Alex Box Stadium lots will be contra-flowed east to Nicholson Drive. The right lane of Gourrier Avenue will be allowed to go straight onto Burbank or turn south onto Nicholson. The left lane will be allowed to go straight onto Burbank or turn north onto Nicholson.
Traffic going south on Nicholson Drive will not be contra-flowed as it was last year because Burbank Drive is now available for full use. Burbank Drive was under construction last season.
All other traffic procedures that were in place for the 2008 football season will remain in place for the 2009 season.