Traffic Controls in Effect for SSU Homecoming Game, Parade

SAVANNAH,GA – Metro police are expecting large crowds in downtown and on Savannah’s east side for SSU’s homecoming weekend.

The festivities start early with the homecoming parade taking place downtown around 9:00 AM Saturday morning.

On campus, university police will be focusing on roadway safety and congestion control near the stadium prior to, during and after the football game.

The LaRoche Ave. entrance will close at 7 a.m.; thereafter, the Falligant, Whatley and Jasmine Avenue entrances will be the only ones opened. The Jasmine entrance will be one-way for incoming traffic only; patrons leaving campus during peak traffic times should use the Falligant or Whatley gates. LaRoche gate will remain closed throughout the evening.

No parking will be permitted at the stadium. To improve pedestrian safety, vehicle parking will use the various parking lots throughout campus and shuttle transportation will be available.

Beginning at noon, Chatham Area Transit (CAT) shuttles will transport patrons from various campus parking lots to the stadium and back at no charge; look for the “Game Day Shuttle” signs.

Campus parking on game day is $15 per vehicle. Students, faculty and staff with valid university parking decals will be allowed to enter campus and park at no charge.

CAT shuttles will run from Johnson High School and Myers Middle School parking lots. A $3 fee includes the round trip shuttle fare and parking in the school parking lot. A one-way fee is $1.50. These shuttles will run from noon a.m. until 7 p.m.

More information on the parade route can be found on this separate story article.

In case of emergency, please call 912-358-3004 or 912-358-3010 for assistance. Savannah State University will have security officers stationed throughout the campus during scheduled Homecoming events.

 

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