Traffic data was collected during typical weekdays prior to SunTrust Park opening and then during weekday game days after the stadium’s opening. Researchers studied traffic on two non-game days in March, and then four game days in April and May.
Studies occurred on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and the six intersections were monitored from 4 to 8 p.m. on those days. The 33 roads were monitored over a 48-hour period.
At some intersections and roadways, traffic was actually slightly lower on game days than non-game days, the study showed.
The city said it will use this data to better coordinate traffic signals and to adjust its game day traffic plan and monitoring.
The study is available on Sandy Springs' website at sandyspringsga.gov/residents/preparing-for-the-braves.
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