LSU adds more parking, traffic changes for games
BATON ROUGE - LSU announced additional parking spots and changes to traffic for home football games to avoid congestion that plagued fans last year.
LSU officials said there are about 2,300 additional parking spots that will be available for the start of football season, and they're going to try new ways to get people out of the city and onto the interstate faster.
"We very excited about that three large parking lots that we've constructed this season," said Adam Smith, Director of Parking Operations for LSU athletics. "In addition, we going to try contra flow going south on Nicholson Drive from Burbank Drive all the way down to Bluebonnet, which should get fans going faster to I-10."
Officials said no one will be allowed to park along the curbs of Nicholson and Burbank. This year those areas will be restricted and coned off during the games.
"They really do cause a problem for those fans trying to get across the street as well as that south bound traffic for post-games," said Smith. "We can't have the cars parked along that area because we need a clean avenue to exit that traffic."
Officials said digital message boards will be placed throughout the area directing fans on where to park.
Click here for more details about parking during LSU game days.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Strong storms roll through Baton Rouge area
Jury convicts deputy marshal for shooting death of boy, dad\'s injuries
At least 3 injured after tree falls on cars near Tara
Beloved cat with microchip went missing, adopted by another family
Hammond school closed Friday due to Norovirus outbreak