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Greenville Drivers Beware: Game-day traffic changes ahead for Thursday

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Pay attention to traffic changes in Greenville this Thursday. ECU will play host to Florida Atlantic with kick off set at 7:30pm.

Greenville Police released the following information regarding changes and road closures:

Motorist not traveling to the game should try to avoid the following streets around the stadium; Charles Blvd, Fourteenth Street, Elm Street and Greenville Blvd.  Traffic on these roadways will be extremely heavy prior to and after the game.  14th Street will be closed from the ECU Facility Services building near West Rock Springs Road to Elm Street before and after the game.  Parking on both the north and south sides of 14th Street from Elm Street to Berkley Road will by Permit OnlyFor that reason, no traffic will be allowed west on 14th Street from Elm Street and east on 14th Street from West Rock Springs Road without a visible parking pass or 14th Street access pass.  These closings and restrictions will take place 31/2 hours prior to the kick off time and will remain in effect until approximately 1 and 1/2 hours after the game is over.  Motorists traveling on 14th Street will need to plan on alternate routing during this time period. 

The Greenville Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol will be working traffic post along these routes prior to and at the conclusion of the game.  The following traffic restrictions will be in place at the conclusion of the game to expedite the flow of traffic leaving the game.  Motorist can expect these post game restrictions to be put in place between 9:30-10:00 PM.

Ø  No traffic will be allowed west on 14th Street from Elm Street.  All traffic exiting from the C.M. Eppes parking lot will be diverted west on 14th Street and turn right onto College Hill Drive to 10th Street.

Ø  All traffic exiting from Berkley Road will be diverted east onto 14th Street.  14th Street from Berkley Road to Elm Street will be eastbound traffic only.  The center lane will be sent east on 14th Street crossing over Elm Street out to Greenville Blvd. and the right lane will turn right or south at Elm Street.  Traffic leaving the stadium area on 14th Street will not be allowed to turn north on Elm Street.  Traffic traveling south on Elm Street will have to go to Greenville Blvd.  Turn around cut outs will be closed from 14th Street to Greenville Blvd.

Ø  Traffic traveling south on Elm Street at Greenville Blvd. will not be allowed to turn right to travel west onto Greenville Blvd.  Motorists will only be able to travel south on Elm Street or turn east onto Greenville Blvd.

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

Ø  Charles Blvd. will be closed to southbound traffic at 14th Street.  All southbound traffic on Charles from 10th Street will be diverted west on 14th Street towards Evans Street.

Ø  At Greenville Blvd. and Charles Blvd. no traffic will be allowed north on Charles Blvd. Traffic traveling north on Charles Blvd. from Red Banks Road will be diverted right onto Greenville Blvd.

Ø  Traffic exiting the stadium area onto Charles Blvd. from the east side (Stadium Side) will have to travel north until they reach 14th Street.  Traffic exiting onto Charles Blvd. from the west side (Carol Belk Building/Stratford Road side) will have to travel south until they reach Greenville Blvd.  No U-turns will be allowed on Charles Blvd. from Greenville Blvd. north to 14th Street.

Ø  Pedestrians will need to stay on the sidewalk on Berkley Road from Blackbeard's Alley (rear stadium entrance/exit) to the railroad tracks near 14th Street.  Pedestrians are asked to use the marked crosswalk to cross 14th Street due to vehicle traffic that will be exiting at the same time on the same route to 14th Street.

Motorist should be patient; Officers will work diligently to get traffic congestion worked out as quickly as possible.  Normally theses traffic restrictions are approximately one to one and one half hours after the game, but could last longer.

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