CrossFit Games could cause traffic delays

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office wants to inform motorists of possible traffic delays on the Beltline from Thursday through Sunday.

The Reebok CrossFit Games begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday at the Alliant Energy Center. Thousands of participants and spectators will be arriving during the height of the morning commute, and authorities expect both east and westbound lanes of the Beltline to be congested. There will also be a mass exit at the end of each day that could impact surrounding areas. For a complete schedule, go to https://games.crossfit.com/games .

For motorists traveling to the event, entrance to the Alliant Energy Center grounds can be made via four gates; the Olin Avenue gate, the Rusk Avenue gate, the John Nolen gate and the main gate on Rimrock Road. To reduce impact on traffic around the event and to facilitate getting traffic into the event efficiently, deputies will be controlling traffic at several intersections and restricting traffic in certain areas. Most notably, vehicles outbound on John Nolen Drive will not be able to turn right onto Rimrock Road and vehicles inbound on John Nolen Drive will not be able to turn left onto Rimrock Road.

Law enforcement will be directing traffic at the main gate, Rimrock Road and Rusk Avenue intersection, and the John Nolen Drive and Rimrock Road intersection. Signs will be placed along the Beltline to help direct motorists. As always, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Freeway Service truck will be on the Beltline to respond to any traffic-related issues causing delays.

The Sheriff’s Office would ask motorists that can avoid Highway 12/18 near Rimrock Road, and John Nolan exits during the start and end of the events, to do so. On Thursday and Sunday, the event lets out at 6:00 pm, and on Friday and Saturday, the event lets out at 9:00 pm. As always, please remember to travel at an appropriate speed and buckle up!

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