Yodock water-filled barriers part of comprehensive traffic control plan for PGA Championship site
Tina Grady Barbaccia | August 23, 2011
PGA tournament officials added 5,000 feet of Yodock water filled barriers and barricades along the highway from Medlock Crossing to the Athletic Club as part of a comprehensive traffic control plan to manage pedestrian crossings during the four day event.
The barricades guided nearly 50,000 spectators that turned out to watch the last major professional golfing event of the season to a 140-foot-long temporary pedestrian bridge built in preparation for the 93rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek.
In addition to more than 100 full-size motor coaches and shuttle buses, city and state officials had to contend with an already heavily congested commuter route along the highway.
Transportation officials monitored traffic patterns 18 hours a day from command centers in Atlanta and Johns Creek, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Fans were also encouraged to take advantage of event shuttle buses that departed from the Gwinnett Center in Duluth instead of driving to ease congestion as parking accommodations near the event were reserved for event personnel and media crews.
PBS Rentals provided the traffic control barricades. The company says the
patented Yodock 2001M-BM units are the most crash tested and approved for use in many applications such as traffic and crowd control to clearly delineate the intended path for motorists, pedestrians, and workers and the preferred choice for PGA tournament organizers, according to the manufacturer.