JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Following the closure of the Mathews Bridge, a major traffic plan to get Jaguars fans to and from EverBank field went into motion Sunday. Fans had mixed reviews.
Some areas of downtown were bumper to bumper traffic as people made their way to the game. Some fans tell Action News it took them twice as long to get to the game.
"It was no 30 minutes like they said, it has taken us an hour today," said Jags Fan Judy Barrero.
But it was smooth sailing for other fans who heeded warnings from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and left their houses early or took advantage of public transportation.
"We came through I-95 so we hit very mild traffic," said Noel Quesada.
Around 3 p.m. another round of traffic hit downtown as thousands of fans filed out of the stadium.
One of the most congested areas was at the corner of Duval and Parker streets. A row of cars stacked up on Duval Street as many drivers tried to get from Talleyrand to MLK Boulevard.
Jags fan Angela Simmons went to the game prepared to wait.
"We're just going to hang out in downtown and wait for all the traffic to clear and then go," said Simmons.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, Monday will prove to be the real test for current traffic patterns.