MADISON, Wis. -

The Midwest Horse Fair at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison this weekend is expected to cause traffic delays on the Beltline Highway.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said the highway will experience heavy traffic volumes Friday through Sunday. Traffic backups onto the Beltline in the vicinity of the Park Street, Rimrock Road and John Nolen Drive are likely throughout the weekend.

Commuters are encouraged to avoid the area and use alternate routes on Friday.