If it’s March in Tennessee, that means it’s TSSAA time at MTSU — and time for temporary traffic changes, too!
The boys’ TSSAA Division 1 High School Basketball Tournament, set this Wednesday through Saturday, March 13-16, will cause changes in parking and traffic patterns on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. MTSU hosted the girls’ tournament March 6-9.
During the tournament, motorists should be aware of several factors affecting roads and parking.
- The Greenland Drive parking lot will be reserved for TSSAA ticketholders during both tournaments, and vehicles must pay $5 to park there. Students and faculty who use the Greenland Drive lot should prepare now to find alternative parking on campus.
- MTSU’s East Main Street, Blue Raider Drive and Rutherford Boulevard entrances will be the most convenient campus entry points during the tournaments, officials said.
- Team buses again will park on the east side of Middle Tennessee Boulevard in what is usually the right northbound lane.
Motorists also should keep in mind the various construction projects under way around MTSU and allow extra time to reach their campus destinations and make use of the university’s perimeter parking lots.
MTSU will be on spring break March 11-17, and no classes will be held. The Raider Xpress shuttle service also will not run while the university is on spring break.
University offices will be open regular hours during the break.
All other events scheduled on campus during the tournaments will be allowed first-come, first-served parking in any of MTSU’s free lots, based on availability.
For a printable campus map showing parking lots and travel routes at MTSU, visit http://tinyurl.com/MTParkingMap12-13. For more information about the TSSAA state tournaments, visit www.tssaa.org or call 615-889-6740.