Kickoff Time! Beat the Traffic this Football Season in Jacksonville

By August 13, 2012Traditions Property Blog

It is August and football season is officially back in action—well almost. With the first pre-season game now behind us a lot of Jacksonville residents were given a firsthand reminder of the ghastly traffic situation that Sunday’s bring during the fall. As you’re driving across town for your rental property management or to file papers on more Florida foreclosures the football traffic can be maddening, especially if you are driving from the Jacksonville beaches to downtown, San Marco or the Riverside and Avondale area.

With the preseason specials and stadium events going on over the course of the next several months, traffic will be a bear on more than just Sunday’s. There are a few things you can do to reduce your burden of getting stuck in traffic while getting to and from meetings, as well as beat the traffic as you are heading to a game yourself!

First of all, if you are looking to find a tenant or check in on your rental property, then you might be able to avoid the hassle of traffic by using services like property management in Jacksonville. Having a skilled and experienced realtor at your side can also make the process of filing Jacksonville foreclosure paperwork a bit less of a hassle, making unnecessary trips for forgotten paperwork a thing of the past.

If you are heading into a game then you are going to need to manage the traffic on your own! Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind as you pick what roads you are taking and think about where you are going to park.

Since the season hasn’t officially started yet, season parking passes are still on sale. You can usually find parking near the stadium for about $20 a game, or sometimes a bit more depending on the game itself. However, if you aren’t up for the weekly hassle or plan on going to a lot of games this fall then look into buying one of the passes for a season long reserved parking spot. These start at $150 for a car and can be purchased for RV’s too at a greater cost. Knowing where you are going to park can remove some of the hassle from getting to the game.

Remember that the roads around the stadium are going to be slow and partially closed for a few hours before and after the game. While frustrating, these road closings are necessary so that police can direct the overflow of traffic and designate parking, as well as keep the area secure. If you are looking to get into the downtown area from the Jacksonville beaches or the Southside of town, then you will likely be best off taking the Acosta Bridge and Adams Street.

To those who don’t plan on seeing the Jaguars play this fall, here is your friendly pre-season reminder to run your errands on Saturday!