Parts of Avenue X, Broadway closed off Saturday for Tech SGA event

Parts of Avenue X, Broadway closed off Saturday for Tech SGA event
Barricading Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 7

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Broadway and Avenue X will be closed to traffic from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, as the Texas Tech Student Government hosts its Barricading Broadway event.

The goal of this project is to provide a safe place for vendors and Broadway customers in the area on Tech’s game day. Vehicles within the barricaded area can leave at any time, but vehicles will not be allowed to enter the barricaded area once the street is closed, according to the SGA.

Tech’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Pedestrians will also not be allowed to set up any encampments inside the barricade.

The City of Lubbock has designated ride-share pickup areas for the night and the Lubbock Police Department will have officers at the scene to patrol and enforce barricade rules.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the City of Lubbock on this project,” David Rivero, SGA student body president, said. “This project has been in the works for a while and we are excited to finally put our plan into action.”

A designated pick up and drop off location for rideshare drivers will be on Main Street between Avenue X and Avenue W from 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Drivers and pedestrians should pay attention to signage in the area for direction and information.

Cars within the barricaded area will be able to leave Broadway and exit at any time. However, no cars will be able to enter the barricade once the street is closed. Pedestrians will not be allowed to set up any type of encampment in the barricaded area. No electric scooters or bikes are allowed in this area. Lubbock Police Department will have officers on site to secure, maintain and enforce the barricaded area.

For more information please call the Student Government Association Office at 806.742.3631

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