University offices close at 4 today
Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 5 - September 22, 1994
Virginia Tech will be closing a number of parking lots and roads and sending employees home early today in anticipation of large number of visitors in town to see the Virginia Tech/West Virginia football game.
The university's administrative offices will close at 4 p.m. today. However, classes are not being canceled this afternoon or this evening. "The academic schedule remains the same," said Larry Hincker, director of University Relations.
Hincker said that traditionally the West Virginia game draws a significant number of fans from throughout the region. "While the game hasn't sold out yet, with tens of thousands of fans descending upon Blacksburg during a weeknight while thousands of employees are getting off work, we need to be able to efficiently move traffic through the area and provide parking spaces."
Parking at the Coliseum and Stadium Lots will be prohibited all day today. Parking by employees in the Southgate maintenance/personnel/purchasing lots will be prohibited after 4 p.m. Virginia Tech parking officials said cars parked in the restricted lots will be towed.
Students can park their cars in the "I" Lot -- commonly known as the Cage, "C" Lot behind Litton-Reaves/Wallace Hall, or at the gravel overflow lot by the Duck Pond.
Football parking will be directed to the Virginia Tech Airport exit from U.S. 460 to Main Street to Ramble Road.
Traffic will then be channeled down Kraft Drive into the airport and stadium area. There will be no through traffic on Tech Center Drive from 5 p.m. until the end of the game.
Beginning at 5 p.m., Southgate Drive will be closed to traffic exiting onto U.S. 460.
Traffic heading west on U.S. 460 from Roanoke will be able to turn right on Southgate Drive. However, traffic coming east on U.S. 460 from West Virginia will not be able to turn left on to Southgate Drive.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will provide traffic updates by radio. For traffic entering the Blacksburg area from Roanoke, tune to 1610 AM; for traffic coming from West Virginia, tune to 530 AM.