An estimated 55,000 people will attend the U2 concert Thursday night at Scott Stadium. In anticipation of increased traffic, many of the University Transit System bus routes will run on altered service hours.
The Central Grounds Shuttle and the Colonnade Shuttle will stop running at 5:30 p.m.. The Northline, Stadium/Hospital Shuttle, and the Inner and Outer U-Loops will end service at 4:30 p.m. The Green Route will extend its service between the Health System and U-Hall until 12:30 a.m.
The Charlottesville Transit Service Free Trolley Route will follow a similar detour to that used during home football games. The trolley will take Jefferson Park Avenue, Emmet Street and University Avenue to get downtown.
Several area roads also will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday in anticipation of the concert. Alderman Road/Maury Aveneue will be closed between Ivy Road and Fontaine Avenue, Hereford Road will be closed between Stadium and Edgemont Roads, and George Welshe Way will be closed between Emmet Street and Alderman Road. McCormick Road between Emmet Street and Alderman Road also will be closed, in addition to Stadium Road between Emmet Street and Alderman Road, and Whitehead Road between Alderman Road and Stadium Road.
The Central Grounds Garage will close to non-permit holders at noon, and all vehicles must vacate the garage by 3 p.m. All other permit holders should consult the UTS Web site’s Special Events page to note any further changes.