City to address parking issues at Bowman Gray Stadium

City to address parking issues at Bowman Gray Stadium
July 26
04:00 2018

Effective this Saturday, July 28, the city will be putting in place measures to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians in the vicinity of Bowman Gray Stadium during events.

During the races at the stadium last Saturday, cars were parked in the median of Research Parkway and on either side of the road, blocking the sidewalk. Because of the danger this poses, the Bowman Gray Racing parking map shows that no parking is allowed on Research Parkway.

That map is posted at

To prevent a reoccurrence, the median and the sides of Research Parkway will be roped off and there will be an enhanced police presence along Research Parkway.

Additionally, the city has initiated a discussion with the N.C. Department of Transportation about placing No Parking signs along the portion of Research Parkway between U.S. 52 and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. That portion of Research Parkway is a state-maintained road.

Police officers will enforce the parking laws along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to ensure the safety of pedestrians and vehicles using the road. No vehicles are allowed on sidewalks or in travel lanes, nor may they be parked in designated No Parking zones.

Traffic operations at all events at Bowman Gray Stadium, including Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) football and Bowman Gray racing, has been a joint responsibility of the Winston-Salem and the WSSU police departments for the past five years.  The departments use the same operating procedures at all events.



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