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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by dayhiker View Post
    So we the people need to spend about $100,000,000 to widen those lanes for 6 football Saturdays a year so that people don't have to sit in traffic?
    7 Saturdays, and yes. The lanes have already been widened most of the way, no reason to not continue.

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by CmdrThor View Post
    7 Saturdays, and yes. The lanes have already been widened most of the way, no reason to not continue.
    Plenty of reasons not to. Probably plenty or reasons to do it. I'm just pointing out that gameday traffic shouldn't be the reason.

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    I'm bummed because my nephew graduated last year. He had an apartment two blocks from the stadium on Paul Bryant Dr. Always went down on Friday night and stayed at his place, walked to the tailgates and game, stumbled back and the drove home on Sunday. No hassles.
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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    So much parking has been taken away over the last few years, it is forcing everyone to park together. This makes traffic worse than it has ever been. We always used to park on Jack Warner along the river and walk up to the stadium. When we left we would just run Jack Warner to Helen Keller to University to get out of town. This year they have taken away Jack Warner and forced many many people to park elsewhere.

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Flyboy View Post
    I went to the SEC championship game in 2009 and drove in and out of Atlanta in no time. Tuscaloosa is simply not capable of handling traffic the way Atlanta can. And yes, three hours to get out of Tuscaloosa is a bit much. Everyone has a line, even if that line is different for everyone. If three hours is not a concern for you, fine. But what about if it took three days to get home? Threee months? Everyone has a line, and will complain at some point, no matter how much someone loves Bama. And I do love Bama, but I did not love sitting in traffic for four hours.
    If it takes you 3 hours to get out of Tuscaloosa after a game then you're doing it wrong.


    I've been to more than a handful of games and it's never taken me 3 hours just to get out of Tuscaloosa. Heck, it's probably never taken me much more than 3 hours to get back to a hotel in Birmingham - which is usually what we do for later games. And I don't leave early. I stay until the clock hits zero and, if it's a win, until the last Rammer Jammer cheer.

    Did that this season, in fact, for the Mississippi State game. We stayed in a hotel near Homewood. After Rammer Jammer finished I looked at my watch, we picked up our stuff, and headed out of the stadium and towards the car. Once we got to the car my wife asked me how long I thought it would take to get to the hotel and I told her that it would be a couple of hours or so, depending upon traffic. When we got to the hotel I looked at my watch and noticed that it was exactly 2 1/2 hours from when I had looked at my watch as we were leaving our seats.

    Btw, I use the free parking deck (when I get there early enough to get a spot) downtown, ride the shuttle in before the game, walk back to the car after the game, and then hit 359 to 59/20 towards Birmingham.
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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by dayhiker View Post
    So we the people need to spend about $100,000,000 to widen those lanes for 6 football Saturdays a year so that people don't have to sit in traffic?
    I heard that they were going to start widening in the spring.

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    This is why I use my submarine. River traffic ain't nothing.
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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Let me get this straight. Traffic stinks so you don't want to go cheer on the team. Hmmm.

    Greg McElroy played 3 games with broken ribs.
    Eddie Lacy has played the last 10 games still suffering from a turf toe.
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    Mark Barron tore his pectoral muscle and sat out two plays before he came back in.
    Brandon Deaderick played 10 days after being SHOT. By a gun.

    Yeah, I think you're right... they don't need our support... we should avoid the games since traffic is so darn tough.

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Flyboy View Post
    I mentioned this briefly in another thread, but I want to go into details. Here is how my Saturday night went after the Bama game against A&M.

    6:15 - Game ends and I start to look for a way to get out of the stadium. I waited for everyone to fill past because I hate to jump into a group of people.

    7:15 - I arrive at my car in the parking lot next to the soccer fields. The lot is packed and nobody is moving. I sit in my parking space for the next 30 minutes.

    8:15 - I finally make it on to McFarland Blvd. only to see nothing but cars for miles in front of me. I wind up sitting in traffic on McFarland Blvd. for 1 hour.

    9:15 - I turn onto I-59/I-20 toward Birmingham. Traffic moves about 25-30 mph until the interstate turns to three lanes. After that traffic picked up to a normal pace.

    10:15 - I walk into the house and fall onto the couch only to fall asleep minutes later.

    I understand that 102,000 fans went to the game and traffic will not be as normal, but something has got to give. We have added nearly 20,000 seats over the last six years but the infrastructure has not kept pace. Extending the third lane on I-20/I-59 all the way to Tuscaloosa would help a lot. Making both lanes on McFarland Blvd. move away from campus for a few hours after the game would help. But, something has got to be done to build up the infrastructure in order to get people out of Tuscaloosa and back home in a reasonable amount of time.

    Rant over.

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Just leave when the the students leave, problem solved!


    In all seriousness, if this weeks game is worthless to you please give me your tickets. I have a 5 year old daughter who would love to see a game live. I ain't about to pay you for them though because, as you said, they are worthless. Thank you good sir!

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaHoHo View Post
    I heard that they were going to start widening in the spring.
    Since this project will likely take more than a year to complete, we should expect the trips going from and coming to Bham to take longer next season, right?

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by RollTide1017 View Post
    Just leave when the the students leave, problem solved!


    In all seriousness, if this weeks game is worthless to you please give me your tickets. I have a 5 year old daughter who would love to see a game live. I ain't about to pay you for them though because, as you said, they are worthless. Thank you good sir!
    Come down to Tusc on Sat, you'll be able to find tickets for $5 each.
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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    I have no complaints with the traffic, I have found my most successful way out of Tuscaloosa. The only complaint I have had this year is with the start time of the Ole Miss game. I live in south Georgia so my body clock is an hour ahead of you guys. Couple that with having to drive to Prattville for a room at 2:00am and you have yourself a very tired weekend and kind of spent on Monday, but I recovered. However, I don't think I will make it to another game scheduled that late. Games on this side of the Mississippi River should start before 8pm.

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