WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A new website is helping fans get to and from campus a lot faster.
"You can use that QR code to see where your lot entrances are when you travel in or you can see what the recommended outbound patterns are if you're leaving that lot, so I think it will be a much friendly experience for fans," Purdue Police chief John Cox said.
Cox said after backed up traffic and confused drivers caused a lot of headaches after the Notre Dame game last month with the opening of the U.S. 231, it was time for a master parking and traffic plan. Cox said a group of engineering students got right to work on the project.
"Calculating and marking coning radiuses, looking at traffic flow for us," Cox said. "Helping us look farther out than just the campus and decide what the best routes were for certain vehicles."
The master plan was then integrated into the new interactive website.
Visitors can look at recommended ways to and from each parking lot making it easier on drivers and officers.
"It's relieving drivers' stress because they're not taking side streets and bringing them back into the traffic pattern which then creates more stress on the traffic pattern," Cox said. "That also created more stress at the intersections and the officers because they were moving the same traffic they tried to move 15 minutes ago."
Cox said football parking was the catalyst for the master plan, but he said it will be a useful tool for future events as well.
"We're already talking about basketball," Cox said. "We're talking about major events like the Grand Prix and major music hall events like the Christmas show."
Cox said a QR code you can scan with your smartphone will be available in tailgating lots this Saturday with information on the website. You can find the interactive website here .
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