Meridian Star

June 23, 2013

New shuttle, traffic on Ole Miss gamedays

from school reports
Associated Press

—     OXFORD, Miss. – After much research and discussion, Ole Miss and the City of Oxford have developed a new gameday plan for campus traffic flow and shuttle service to insure safer and more convenient football Saturdays.

    “We are committed to making the overall gameday experience better, including coming to and leaving the game, through the new traffic and parking plan," said Isaac Astill, Ole Miss Director of Parking & Transportation.

    Beginning with the 2013 football season, all traffic will be one-way off campus for a period of one hour following the game. A new traffic pattern map, located at www.olemissfb.com, is being distributed that includes recommended routes for the quickest exit.

    For those without a reserved parking pass through the Athletics Foundation, more shuttles with greater convenience will be available from five locations off campus. Shuttles will run from the Oxford Mall, Whirlpool parking lot, Oxford Activities Center, Central Middle School and Oxford Conference Center from three hours before kickoff until two hours after the game’s conclusion.

    Shuttle service from the Oxford Mall and Whirlpool parking lot will be free, and postgame transportation will begin following the one-way exit period, one hour after the game. The Mall shuttle will deliver passengers to and from Paris Yates Chapel, and the Whirlpool shuttle will route to the Turner Center.

    Shuttles from the Activities Center, Middle School and Conference Center will be $5 round trip per person and drop off and pick up will be located off Gertrude Ford Parkway, just northeast of the stadium. Postgame runs will commence immediately following the game.

    Parking is free at the shuttle lots. Prohibited items on shuttles include coolers over 40 quarts; weapons or firearms; oversized strollers; oversized bags or items; tents; open or exposed alcoholic beverages; and pets.

    Traffic and parking updates will be readily available on gameday on Twitter through @RebelGameday and on radio at 1630 AM.