Reminder: Plan ahead for Horse Fair traffic

Posted Tuesday, April 8, 2014 --- 10:08 a.m.

The Dane Co. Sheriff's Office is reminding drivers that there may be possible traffic delays on the Beltline Friday, April 11th as the Midwest Horse Fair begins.

Hundreds of spectators and exhibitors will be arriving at the Alliant Energy Center during the height of the morning commute. Authorities expect both east and westbound lanes of the Beltline to be congested.

For drivers traveling to the event, entrance to the Alliant Energy grounds can be made via three gates; the Olin Avenue gate, the Rusk Avenue gate, and the main gate on Rimrock Road. To allow for Horse Fair participants to get on to Alliant Energy grounds efficiently, one lane of outbound John Nolen will be closed, as well as one outbound (south) lane of Rimrock Road.

Law enforcement will be directing traffic at the main gate, Rimrock Road/Rusk Avenue intersection, and the John Nolen Drive/Rimrock Road intersection. Signs will be placed along the Beltline to help direct motorists.

The Dane Co. Sheriff's Office Freeway Service truck will be out to respond to any traffic-related issues.

Deputies ask drivers that can avoid Highway 12/18 near the Park Street, Rimrock Road and John Nolen exits on Friday morning to do so.

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