It is football time in Tennessee! The Golden Eagles will host Knox-Carter this Friday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Bill Horton Field in Evensville.
In order to accommodate the increased traffic flow expected in the area on gamedays, a detailed traffic plan will be implemented. This traffic plan is the same traffic plan that will be used at all RCHS Varsity Football Events using one entry lane prior to kick off and two exit lanes after the ballgame.
Getting to the Game
Traffic in the area is expected to be heavy on all game days and it is recommended that people traveling to the area plan their trips accordingly.
Gameday Traffic Restrictions
The gameday traffic plan will be implemented approximately 1.5 hours prior to the start of each game, after which time normal traffic operations will resume until half time or the end of the 3rd Quarter of the game, when the post-game traffic plan begins.
Prior to the start of the game, Eagle Lane traffic will remain normal two-way traffic.
The Rhea County Sheriff’s Department will operate the intersection of Rhea County Highway at Eagle Lane approximately one hour and 30 minutes before the start of the game and up to one hour after the game concludes or until parking areas empty.
Rhea County Sheriff’s Department deputies will staff the intersections before and after the event in the immediate area to help facilitate safe vehicle and pedestrian flow.
Conclusion of the Game
At the end of the game, Eagle Lane will be closed to through traffic from Rhea County Highway and Eagle Lane to Back Valley Road until the traffic volumes exiting the stadium parking lots subside. All Rhea County Highway traffic will be routed down to one lane northbound and one lane southbound.
All traffic exiting parking lots on Eagle Lane will be routed out to Rhea County Highway with two lanes. Traffic exiting the high school parking lot may also go south on Back Valley Road.
Pedestrians walking or waiting on rides must be picked up from Rhea County High School's front entrance following the game.
At the end of the game, Eagle Lane becomes exit only to Rhea County Highway for approximately one hour or until traffic subsides. Lane and traffic restrictions to help control traffic flow will also be implemented throughout the area.
Parking in the Area
There is absolutely no parking along the shoulder of Eagle Lane. Parking lots are located at Rhea Middle School and Rhea County High School. For those driving to the area, it is important to remember to obey all no parking restrictions to avoid being towed.