NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma is set to hold its first home game of the 2016 football season on Saturday, September 10 with a kickoff time of 6 p.m.
The Norman Police Department offers the following road condition information and traveling advice:
All local Interstate 35 interchanges are open, except for the one at Lindsey Street.
The Interstate 35 and Lindsey Street interchange will remain closed to all traffic throughout football season.
Norman police will provide traffic assistance along Lindsey Street from 24th Avenue SW to the campus, prior to and after the game.
Patrons utilizing Lindsey Street prior to the game will be detoured north on Berry Road, then east on Boyd Street, and south on Elm Avenue to the stadium due to ongoing work to reconstruct Imhoff Creek Bridge.
The same detour route will be utilized for postgame traffic.
After the game, all Lindsey Street traffic will be diverted to either State Highway 9 or Main Street at 24th Avenue SW.
Due to ongoing construction on Lindsey Street and concerns regarding the safety of the public, Flood Avenue will be one-way for northbound traffic between Boyd Street and Main Street postgame.
This change is to help improve traffic flow between the stadium and the Main Street / Interstate 35 interchange.
Norman police will provide traffic assistance at intersections along State Highway 9 from Jenkins Avenue to 24th Avenue SW prior to and after the game.
Norman police will also provide postgame traffic assistance along routes heading east from the stadium to 12th Avenue East and from Lindsey to Robinson along 12th Avenue East.
Due to the ongoing construction on Lindsey Street, motorists are encouraged to utilize the suggested routes highlighted in blue and purple on the attached map both prior to and after the game.
As always, make safety a priority!
Please buckle up all passengers, and refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages and then driving.
Areas immediately around the university and Campus Corner are barricaded in several locations, preventing or restricting all vehicle traffic.
Parking adjacent to the stadium is by permit only.
Although most fines for parking violations are relatively inexpensive, a towed vehicle can prove expensive when wrecker fees are included.
Violations that can result in towing include: parking along yellow curbs and inside fire lanes; blocking a fire hydrant, driveway, street, or alley; illegal use of handicapped parking; and illegally parking on private property.
If you park on private property, use locations that have proven trustworthy.
Police occasionally receive reports of individuals collecting money for parking on private property they do not own or lease.
When the rightful owner or lessee find the unwanted vehicles parked in their yard or lot, they call for the cars to be towed away.
Do not block sidewalks.
Doing so diverts pedestrians into the street impeding traffic, while also causing problems for people in wheelchairs.
The Norman Police Department encourages patrons to plan their travel route ahead of time, arrive early, park legally, and enjoy their time in Norman.