Large crowds are expected in Oxford this weekend as Ole Miss takes on LSU at 6 p.m. Saturday at home in the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
People are encouraged to use the shuttles and buses around town to get to campus to watch the game.
The Double Decker buses will run starting at 3 p.m. at no cost from the Square to campus and back before the game, during the game and for two hours after the game ends.
Fans may park at FNC Park on Old Sardis Road, the South Oxford Center (old Baptist Hospital) and the Jackson Avenue Center for free shuttle parking and transportation to campus. All shuttles will begin at 1 p.m. This service will end one hour after game time.
Heavy traffic should be expected all day, the heaviest is expected from 4 p.m. to kickoff.
“We also want everyone to make it home safely so please do not drive if you have been drinking,” said Interim Chief Jeff McCutchen. “Oxford Police Department wants to remind everyone that traffic will be slow-moving at first but to be patient and watch for officers on the road.”
Visitors can purchase a single-game reserved parking pass on the fly this year with the CLUTCH! app. The app is available on iOS and Android devices.
City taxi pick-up and drop-off will be at the intersection of Old Taylor Road and University Avenue. No other locations on the city streets are for pick up and drop off. If traffic is disrupted a ticket will be issued.
Backpacks and track bags are not allowed on shuttles or in the stadium. Ole Miss is still implementing the clear bag policy.
OPD wants to remind everyone to put valuables in the trunk and lock your cars.
After the game, be cautious of police officers directing traffic in the road at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Highway 6. Hathorn Road will not be able to exit at Chucky Mullins; you must go to West Jackson Avenue. Old Taylor Road traffic must take Belk Boulevard to South Lamar.
Please watch for officers in roadways and pedestrians exiting the game. Fixed routes will continue until traffic is flowing freely.
Visit olemissgameday.com for all things game-day related.
For more information, follow us on Twitter @OxfordPolice and Facebook @OxfordMSPolice, tune in to AM 1630, FM 93.7 and FM 105.1 for game and traffic updates, or call the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400.
Courtesy of OPD