Club News Traffic management in effect after every home Saints game in 2013/14
Northampton Saints has announced that traffic management will be in effect after every home game for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.
The traffic management scheme, which is fully funded by the club, sees Edgar Mobbs Way be turned into a one-way dual carriageway between the Saints’ car parks and the roundabout on Upton Way adjacent to the Sixfields TGI Fridays.
Meanwhile temporary traffic lights will regulate the flow of traffic on Upton Way, maintaining a steady flow of cars from all directions. These lights will be manually operated, meaning that they will be able to respond to changing traffic conditions throughout the scheme’s duration.
Edgar Mobbs Way will remain two-way between the Saints car parks and Harvey Reeves Road, meaning that supporters who wish to travel in the direction of Northampton town centre can do so.
This scheme is the same as that run after the recent game against Saracens, and after matches in 2012/13.
It is designed to move supporters away from the Sixfields and St James area so that traffic flow can return to normal as quickly as possible. The scheme will be implemented approximately one hour after the relevant game has kicked off, and will be taken off once traffic has returned to normal.
The scheme can be adapted for occasions when both Sixfields and Franklin’s Gardens are hosting matches at the same time, although it should be noted that there is only one confirmed fixture clash day before the New Year (Saturday, November 23rd) and on that occasion Coventry City have brought forward their kick off with Tranmere Rovers 2pm to avoid coming up against the Saints’ home game against Newcastle Falcons, which is kicking off at 3:15pm and is being broadcast live on BT Sport.
The Saints’ home games in 2014 are still subject to confirmation due to possible selection for broadcast on either BT Sport or Sky Sports.