Saturday, January 29, 2022

Oxford PD Announces Game Day Plan

With #1 Alabama coming to town, Oxford first responders are gearing up for traffic challenges and issues that typically come with larger cities.

“We are looking forward to hosting Alabama fans this weekend as well as our regular game day visitors,” Joey East, Chief of Police, said. “To ensure that everyone has a fun and safe time celebrating, we will have an increased presence in and around the downtown Square Area.”

East says the goal of the department is to be proactive in preventing disturbances or unsafe activities.

The Double Decker buses will run from the Square to campus and back, before the game only, starting at 9:00 am. They will not run during or after the game. Fans may park at Northwest Community College and the new Oxford High School for shuttle parking and will be transported to campus. Shuttles will run every 10 -15 minutes depending on road restrictions and will run for two hours post game. Uber will also be stationed at the Jackson Avenue Center for passenger pick-up and drop-off. Be aware of posted no parking zones, and if you are unsure call the department to verify. Vehicles will be towed from designated no parking areas.

Fans may park at Northwest Community College and the new Oxford High School for shuttle parking and will be transported to campus. Shuttles will run every 10 -15 minutes depending on road restrictions and will run for two hours post game. Uber will also be stationed at the Jackson Avenue Center for passenger pick-up and drop-off. Be aware of posted no parking zones, and if you are unsure call the department to verify. Vehicles will be towed from designated no parking areas.

East says as a reminder, backpacks, and track bags are not allowed on shuttles or in the stadium. Oxford Police wants to remind residents, fans, and guests to put valuables in the trunk and lock your cars. Please be aware of the weather conditions and prepare for possible rain and lightning. Umbrellas are not permitted in the stadium.

East suggests being aware of weather conditions and prepare for possible rain and lightning. Umbrellas are not permitted in the stadium.

All traffic traveling Eastbound or Westbound on West Jackson Avenue will only be allowed to make right turns at intersections; no one will be allowed to make a left turn crossing traffic.

“This will ensure the most efficient exit from the center of the city,” East said.

Expect delays in traffic as everyone is leaving Oxford at once.

Please be patient and trust that the way police officers direct traffic is to ensure optimum traffic flow. Fixed routes will continue until traffic is flowing freely.

For more information, follow Oxford PD on Twitter @OxfordPolice and Facebook, tune into 1630 AM, 93.7 FM and 105.1 FM for game and traffic updates, or call the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400.

Oxford Police Department 715 Molly Barr Rd. Oxford, Miss.

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