Motorists asked to avoid Florida Georgia Line concert traffic

Friday, June 13, 2014 3:52 PM
Last updated 11:01 PM
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is advising motorists to seek alternate routes in advance of the Florida Georgia Line concert at Lake Olmstead Stadium tonight.

Officials expect as many as 10,000 fans to attend, which could lead to congestion on roadways surrounding the stadium, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

The event sold 700 parking passes for the event, and police are reminding motorists to avoid parking on yellow curbs and blocking private driveways. Additionally, parking at Julian C. Smith Casino will be off limits as it has been reserved for another event, according to the statement.

Motorists driving through the area who are not attending the concert should expect delays and keep an eye out for deputies directing traffic.

A shuttle will run between Georgia Regents University’s Summerville campus at 2500 Walton Way and the stadium, according to the release. The service will cost $5 per car parked on the campus.

GRU spokeswoman Jennifer Scott said the event’s promoter entered into a contract with the university for the use of its parking lots, something the school does often.

“It’s not uncommon for us to use our parking lots for community events because they are empty on Fridays,” she said.

The shuttles will be provided by a third party, Scott said, but the promoter has hired three additional off-duty GRU public safety officers to patrol the Summerville and Health Sciences campuses.

Patrons are asked to keep car doors locked and to avoid leaving valuables in plain view while leaving their vehicles unattended.

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