LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - At 6 p.m., Broadway Avenue between Avenue U and University Avenue will be shut down. LPD is asking anyone who is parked in this area to begin moving their vehicles by 5 p.m. No traffic or parking will be allowed in this area.
At 10 p.m., University will be shut down from Marsha Sharp Freeway to 15th Street. Southbound traffic on University will be diverted to Glenna Goodacre while northbound traffic will be forced to turn east at 15th Street. Avenue X will also be shut down from Glenna Goodacre to 15th Street.
LPD is asking drivers to put away all distractions and be on the lookout for barricades and officers who will be blocking roads and directing traffic.
While these closures will prohibit traffic and parking, LPD is still encouraging pedestrians to be careful and be aware of their surroundings as they walk to the Broadway establishments.
If these routes are your normal commute to and from home or work, please use an alternate route.
The doors open for the watch party at 7 p.m. and it is first come, first served until they reach capacity. The watch party is free admission. Officials advise fans to get there early to find parking. Concessions will be available at the arena.
The Texas Tech vs. Virginia game starts at 8:20 p.m. CST and will be broadcast on CBS.
Officials with the City of Lubbock, police and TTU are holding a news conference to discuss details for tonight.