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FAMU announces traffic pattern changes due to Bragg Stadium renovations

FAMU announces traffic pattern changes due to Bragg Stadium renovations
Posted at 10:01 AM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 10:22:36-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Due to the construction and renovating of the football stadium, traffic patterns near Florida A&M University’s Bragg Memorial Stadium will change next week.

Starting on Monday, March 1, traffic entering and exiting Bob Hayes Lane will be diverted.

The Bragg Memorial Stadium COVID-19 testing site on the west side of the stadium will remain open, however, traffic will need to enter from Wahnish Way to Okaloosa Street, utilizing the southwest gate.

To enter FAMU's newly opened COVID-19 vaccination site at Al Lawson Center, visitors are asked to use the southwest gate on Okaloosa Street.

Additional traffic instructions are as follows:

  • Bob Hayes Lane is closed to all through traffic
  • COVID-19 testing street parking – Wahnish Way (street)
  • COVID-19 testing entrance – Okaloosa Street (south gate entrance) and follow signs
  • COVID-19 testing exit – Perry Street
  • COVID-19 vaccine site entrance – Okaloosa Street (south gate)

As part of the construction to the east side of the stadium, the visitor’s seating is being demolished, repaired, and replaced.

“In spite of the major work that is planned to renovate Bragg Memorial Stadium, our professional staff and construction managers were able to come up with a parking plan that allows for limited parking for athletics behind the field house, the COVID-19 testing site on the north end, the COVID-19 vaccination site behind and just north of the Lawson Center and for ARMY ROTC behind their building,” said Tanya Tatum, director of FAMU Student Health Services.

FAMU's Bragg Memorial Stadium has been serving as Leon County's state-funded COVID-19 testing site, which has allowed more than 250,000 to be tested for the virus.

On Feb. 25, FAMU opened its walk-up COVID-19 vaccination site on Thursday for those 65 and over and health care workers at the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.