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USU commuters urged to plan ahead for game day traffic

USU commuters urged to plan ahead for game day traffic

By Stephanie Grimes | Posted - Sep. 30, 2011 at 7:58 a.m.



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PROVO -- Utah State University football fans commuting to Provo Friday should plan for severe traffic delays, according to UDOT.

Travelers can expect major delays southbound between Lehi and Provo due to the I-15 CORE project, particularly from 4- 6 p.m. for the afternoon commute. Drivers are advised that travel in the area may require double the usual amount of time due to the BYU-USU game, LDS General Conference and the St. George Marathon.

USU fans are advised to leave Cache Valley by 2 p.m. in order to avoid missing the traditional battle for the Old Wagon Wheel. Travelers on I-15 should use exit 272 at 800 N. in Orem or the Orem Center Street exit to avoid heavy congestion on the University Parkway exit. Upon exiting the freeway, drivers can proceed east to University Avenue, then south to LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Local commuters are advised to use alternate routes when possible and to avoid major roadways.

Lane restrictions will be in place at locations along I- 15, including from Draper to the Utah County line and at the Highland/Alpine exit in Lehi on Saturday and Sunday nights. Moderate delays are expected.

UDOT will send traffic updates via Twitter with the handle @UtahDOT. The department will also utilize pre- and post- game text messages and local media to keep drivers informed of the safest routes from the stadium after the game.

Travelers can also dial '511' for automated traffic updates or tune in to KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

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