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LSU hires firm for traffic issues

3 years 7 months 1 week ago October 15, 2013 Oct 15, 2013 Tuesday, October 15 2013 October 15, 2013 4:48 PM in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ
By: Jason Newton

BATON ROUGE - Gameday turned into a disaster for many LSU fans stuck in traffic, trying to make it to the game.

"We had probably one of the worst times we had in terms of of parking and traffic," said LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette.

Construction around campus has taken nearly 2,000 parking spots. Couple that with an afternoon kickoff, and it's a recipe for congestion.

In attempts to avoid this situation again, LSU officials hired a traffic consultant earlier this year. The consultant just so happened to be monitoring Saturday, to see the worst.

"In terms of getting fans to game, whether on roadways, when they park, police at intersections (they will look at) everything," Bonnette said. "They'll evaluate and give us report and we're going to take it and do all we can to make it better experience for everyone."

Officials hope to be able to open up more than 1,000 temporary parking spots in anticipation of more big crowds for the Texas A&M game.

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