The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and World Wide Technology Raceway are announcing multiple traffic and travel impacts associated with the Enjoy Illinois 300 NASCAR Cup Series race on the weekend of 2 to June 4.
For those planning to attend one of the World Wide Technology Raceway events next weekend, several traffic and parking changes will be implemented to improve your travel to and from the track. General parking is now included with every ticket. Arriving early will guarantee the best daily parking. Unless customers have secured dedicated or ADA parking and received a color-coded parking pass, racing fans should expect to be directed to the most suitable parking lot when they arrive and depart. start of the circuit. Weekend campsites have been moved to the west side of the track, providing more vehicle parking with access to tram service to and from the perimeter of the track.
Taxi and rideshare users should use 201 Madison Road, Madison, IL 62201. Signage will be in place to guide drivers to this drop-off/pick-up location. This information is also available on the track’s website: https://wwtraceway.com/
To ensure the best access to the event, follow these instructions, all signage near the track and instructions from on-site law enforcement. Even if you are a regular track patron, there have been many improvements in and around the World Wide Technology Raceway that may change your route to or destination within the property.
Public transport is also an option to take advantage of the events on Saturday and Sunday. A free shuttle will be provided daily from the Emerson Park multimodal facility in East St. Louis. Madison and St. Clair County transit agencies will provide bus service to and from the main event on Sunday from offsite parking lots.
For motorists traveling near the runway, traffic congestion and traffic restrictions should be expected between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along I-55/70, IL 203 and Collinsville Road. SB IL 203 will be closed to through traffic between Bend Road and I-55/70. Motorists will be required to display a parking pass, ticket or accreditation for travel between Bend and the Interstate on SB IL 203 during this time. Other restrictions will be implemented throughout the day which may impact roads around the freeway depending on traffic volume – including a lane reduction on WB I-55/70 at the end shopping every day.
Motorists can expect occasional delays and should allow extra time for travel in this area. Motorists who can are asked to avoid the event area. Where possible, the use of alternative routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changing conditions and signs, obey posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices, and be alert for police, workers, pedestrians and traffic. the equipment.
Additional updates will be provided closer to race weekend.
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