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Farm Technology Days to impact travel in central Wisconsin August 12 to 14

August 11, 2014

Event in Portage County expected to draw more than 40,000 visitors

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding motorists driving through Portage County, August 12 through August 14, that Farm Technology Days is taking place in the Plover/Stevens Point area. Motorists will likely see increased traffic volume from the event, affecting travel on I-39 and US 10 in the central Portage County area.

WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow additional time to reach their destinations and to be alert for slowing or stopping traffic.

General travel information:

  • Farm Technology Days will take place Tuesday, August 12 through Thursday, August 14, so expect increased traffic volumes throughout those days.
  • The heaviest period of traffic will likely be between 8:30 and 11 a.m. for traffic going to the event.
  • WisDOT expects the heaviest congestion, and likely morning backups, at:
    • The I-39/Portage County B interchange for northbound traffic
    • The I-39 and Portage County HH interchange for southbound traffic
    • Other potential backups could occur on US 10, east of Stevens Point.
  • Increased congestion and potential afternoon backups may occur on southbound I-39 at County B due to traffic leaving the show and returning to the Interstate system.
  • Portage County R will be closed to through traffic between County B and County HH and will used for Farm Technology Days traffic only.
  • Expect heavier traffic in Stevens Point and Plover.
  • Be alert for slowing and stopping traffic that may back up onto the Interstate system.
  • If you are attending the Farm Technology Days event, please follow the established guide routes that will be signed and marked for guidance to the show.

For more information regarding traffic impacts in the North Central Region:

Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on driving.

For more information, contact
Kristin McHugh, WisDOT NC Region Communications 
(715) 421-8380, kristin.mchugh@dot.wi.gov

 

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