|Traffic and Parking plan for 2014 PGA championship|
|Written by Administrator|
|Friday, 18 July 2014 06:19|
Official details and travel routes can be found at www.2014PGA.comAfter nearly two years of planning, the PGA of America, in conjunction with the PGA Traffic Committee made up of 20 federal, state, county and city officials, unveiled their Traffic and Parking Plan for the 2014 PGA Championship. The main goal is to ensure all 250,000 anticipated spectators travel safely to and from the Championship throughout the seven-day period beginning Monday, August 4. Included in this plan are routes to public parking, shuttle details and other pertinent transportation information.
“The PGA of America has been working to create a safe and effective travel plan for our spectators for some time now,” said Brett Sterba, Championship Director for the 2014 PGA Championship. “We want this to be a safe, fun and memorable event for everyone. The traffic and parking plan that we created was designed to provide the best travel experience for everyone.”
The Louisville Metro Police Department, working with other key public safety officials serving on the Traffic and Safety Committee, has created an Incident Action Plan to circumvent any unplanned issues away from the golf course during the PGA Championship.
Uniformed officers will be posted at critical intersections and will respond to traffic incidents along the key travel routes. Other traffic control measures include tow trucks on standby at multiple locations.
“Our entire community, including those of us at LMPD, are excited to be a part of the PGA Championship. Along with the PGA, we have designed traffic and security plans that we believe will ensure everyone has a wonderful experience. We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the plans in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable time,” said Major Kelly Jones, Commander of the Special Operations Division within the Louisville Metro Police Department.
The PGA of America general public parking is free of charge and will be located at Churchill Downs and Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The Churchill Downs parking area is located inside Gate 10 off Longfield Avenue. Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium parking will be located in the Green Lot off South Floyd Street. See attached parking maps
Shuttles will operate from two Public Parking Lots to the Main PGA Bus Terminal at Valhalla Golf Club. The shuttle bus service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will continue until a half an hour after the gates close each day
There will be no public parking at Valhalla Golf Club or the nearby surrounding area during the PGA Championship. There will also be no walk-in access to any gate surrounding Valhalla Golf Club during Championship week. Official drop off and pickup locations for hotel shuttles, taxis and private vehicles will be provided in a specific section of the PGA Public Parking Lots at Churchill Downs and Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Handicap parking will be available at Valhalla Golf Club in a specific PGA lot. Please call The Convention Store at 877-472-7275 for more information on obtaining handicap parking access prior to July 31.
Whenever possible, The PGA of America encourages everyone to carpool to and from the Championship to help alleviate traffic congestion and potential parking issues.
For complete information on all details included in the PGA Championship Traffic and Parking Plan, visit www.2014PGA.com and click on “event info”.
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