PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State College is gearing up for a new academic year. Approximately 3,500 students are expected to return to campus over the Labor Day weekend, and PSC Campus Police will be implementing a new traffic plan to better direct College related traffic on move-in day, and help alleviate congestion in downtown Plymouth.
“Due to current construction projects on campus, gridlock in the downtown area in previous years and concern over roadway access for emergency vehicles, we, along with other local law enforcement, will coordinate the flow of traffic on move-in day,” says Campus Police Chief John E. Clark.
On Sunday, September 2, electronic signage will be positioned on Interstate 93 just south of Exit 25 directing all PSC traffic to Exit 26. After exiting, drivers will be directed south on Main St., then west on to Merrill St., which provides access to all on and off campus housing. High St. will be open to eastbound traffic only due to construction at Prospect Hall.
Campus police, along with local and state police, will be stationed throughout the area to assist drivers. State police will be present off Exit 25 to redirect PSC traffic north on I-93 as needed. There will also be officers stationed on Main St. at the intersections of Merrill St. and Holderness Rd./Rte. 175A.
Additionally, members of PSC’s athletic teams and Greek life will be on hand to help students unload vehicles and move in to on-campus housing. Their assistance will further aid police in maintaining the flow of traffic through the community.
“Our goal is to facilitate a smooth and efficient move-in experience for all students, keep local traffic flowing and ensure the roadways are accessible to emergency vehicles,” says Clark.
A copy of the map indicating the move-in day traffic plan is available at http://www.plymouth.edu/psc/pscnews/move_in_map.pdf