Portion of Big Tree Road To Close Following Bills Game to Ease Traffic

8:30 AM, Oct 30, 2013   |    comments
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ORCHARD PARK, NY-   The Buffalo Bills announced a change in traffic leaving the stadium following home games.

Beginning with this Sunday, November 3rd, a portion of Big Tree Road (Route 20A) will be closed to westbound traffic during postgame only.

The road will close at the start of the fourth quarter (around 3:30pm and remain closed for about two hours, or until traffic clears.

At the start of the fourth quarter, approximately 3:30 p.m., Big Tree Road (Route 20A) will be closed to westbound traffic and will remain closed for approximately two hours or until traffic clears.

Andy Major, Bills Vice President of Event Operations and Guest Experience said in a released statement, "We embarked on an extensive traffic study and the findings led us to this change to our postgame egress process as a response to feedback we have received from season ticket holders and fans, surrounding neighbors, and from those team members involved with parking cars and directing traffic. One of the top issues from our fans regarding the game day experience has been the delays in leaving the stadium postgame and, quite frankly, it's been a challenge. But with the tremendous input and assistance from various government agencies with a working knowledge of traffic flow, local law enforcement and additional groups, we're confident that this will be a very positive step in that process."

The Bills hope the road closure will allow pedestrians to leave the stadium, and allow the Erie County Sheriff to use both lanes for eastbound traffic from Drive One on Big Tree Road, toward California Road and Route 219. 

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