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UDOT, UTA Advise Salt Lake Travelers to Plan Ahead for Garth Brooks Concert this Weekend

Major delays expected on local streets near Rice-Eccles Stadium; concertgoers urged to leave early, take transit and use concert ticket as free fare

UDOT and UTA advise travelers to plan ahead for traffic and reduce congestion by taking transit to the Garth Brooks concert at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18. Heavy traffic is expected on local streets including Foothill Drive, 400 South and 500 South as well as I-80 in eastern Salt Lake County beginning as early as 3 p.m. each day and continuing until midnight.

UDOT traffic engineers will be adjusting nearby signals to help traffic flowing to the stadium prior to the event and will be monitoring conditions both nights. In addition, UDOT is suspending work on four nearby construction projects during those two nights to minimize traffic delays. Other area roads that are expected to see heavier than normal traffic include I-15 from 600 North to the I-215 interchange in Midvale, the I-215 east and south belts, and SR-201.

Garth Brooks tickets will be valid as free fare on UTA all day for the date listed on the ticket and UTA will provide extra service on Friday and Saturday. From three hours prior to the concert until 90 minutes before Brooks takes the stage, TRAX trains heading from Draper to the stadium will run on a 15-minute schedule. Red Line TRAX trains leaving Central Pointe for the stadium will be on a 7-minute schedule starting two and a half hours before the concert up to 10 minutes prior to the concert.

On Saturday TRAX will once again offer 15-minute service from Draper beginning 3 hours before the concert up until 40 minutes prior to the start of the music. There will once again be 7-minute service on the Red Line from Fashion Place to the stadium starting two and a half hours before the concert up until 10 minutes prior to the concert.

The best FrontRunner connections will be from Murray Central (transferring to the Red Line) or Salt Lake Central (transferring to Direct UTA buses for service before and after the event). Extra rail service will be provided each night after both concerts. For more information please visit rideuta.com/garth.

Drivers should plan ahead, allow extra travel time and avoid these areas if possible. For the latest traffic and road construction information on Utah highways, download the UDOT Traffic app or visit udottraffic.utah.gov.

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