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Traffic at Doak Campbell Stadium "Absolute Gridlock"

Traffic at Doak Campbell Stadium "Absolute Gridlock"
Posted at 6:44 PM, Oct 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-12 14:45:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Traffic from Saturday's football game at Florida State has one city commissioner still calling for change at future home games.

It was a game that went down to the final minute, which meant that much of the sold-out crowd at Doak Campbell stadium left at the same time.  

Commissioner Scott Maddox was at that game and said it took him well over an hour to get home, calling the traffic "absolute gridlock." To prevent this back up in the future he wants to open an extra lane in each direction, in addition to a lane just for the Spirit Shuttle bus.

“This is something, as the Capital City, that we need to get right -- not only for our visitors throughout the state of Florida and the country, but for our own citizens. We need to make sure that we can move people effectively and efficiently and get them home safely," said Maddox.

The Tallahassee Police Department says traffic at Saturday's game was typical, but there were no accidents reported near the stadium. The department also says it is not making adjustments to the gameday traffic patterns.