Rocky Mount NC: Event Center Parking Plan Unveiled

Rocky Mount Event Center in-process. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC
Rocky Mount Event Center in-process. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC

In advance of the Rocky Mount Event Center’s grand opening in October, the Rocky Mount City Council has approved the RMEC Traffic Control Plan.

There will be 328 on-site parking spaces between two lots at the RMEC. There are eight designated lots throughout downtown with a total of 1400 spaces and three shuttle routes to serve the lots.

Additional parking sites in Rocky Mount, North Carolina include:

  • NE Main Street and Washington Street
  • Tarboro Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Marigold Street and Arlington Street
  • Rocky Mount Sports Complex
  • Nash Street (Business Services Lot) and Nash Street (City Hall Lot)

Shuttle routes will be used as needed depending on the size of the event.

Traffic on NE Main Street will be diverted one way for major events, while Albemarle Street will close for such events.

Based on a study completed by the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC, there are 300 spots needed for a tournaments, 330 for banquets, and 1,820 for major concerts.

“It’s a good plan that offers what is needed and provides flexibility going forward,” city of Rocky Mount Director of Engineering Brad Kerr said.

The RMEC Traffic Control Plan also has been approved by Rocky Mount Interim Police Chief Willie Williams.

Rocky Mount Event Center parking map with Red Route shuttle showing. Three shuttle routes are planned from designated parking areas around downtown. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount Event Center parking map with Red Route shuttle showing. Three shuttle routes are planned from designated parking areas around downtown. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount

 

Rocky Mount Event Center parking map with Blue Route shuttle proposed route, one of three shuttles planned from designated parking areas. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount Event Center parking map with Blue Route shuttle proposed route, one of three shuttles planned from designated parking areas. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount

 

Rocky Mount Event Center parking map with planned Green Route shuttle showing outer-edge service for events. Three shuttle routes are planned from designated parking areas around downtown. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount Event Center parking map with planned Green Route shuttle showing outer-edge service for events. Three shuttle routes are planned from designated parking areas around downtown. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount

 

Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount

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