As Utah State University fans are revving up for the football game against BYU tonight, the Utah Department of Transportation is revving up for heavy traffic. UDOT is advising motorists to take alternative routes to Romney Stadium in Logan.
John Gleason from UDOT advises motorists to avoid the Layton area on the way back to the Wasatch Front on Friday night.
Vic Saunders, regional communications manager for UDOT, suggests alternative routes for incoming fans.
Motorists driving from the Wasatch Front should use Main Street (US-89/91) upon arriving in Logan to access several key feeder streets to Romney Stadium on the Utah State University campus. Key routes for fans to use to get to the stadium are:
- Main Street to 400 North (US-89) to 1200 East. Once on 1200 East, fans can travel north to either 1000 North or 1400 North to access the stadium parking lots.
- Main Street to 1000 North. This street is the most direct route to Romney Stadium. Once at 800 East, traffic turns north or south to enter parking lots. 800 North, however, is blocked to through traffic at the south access to Romney Stadium.
- Main Street to 1400 North. This street is the longest route to Romney Stadium for Wasatch Front fans, but may be the least congested. Once motorists on 1400 North reach 800 East, they will turn south to access north stadium parking. However, 800 East is blocked to through traffic at the north stadium accesses.
Another option fans may consider is to use the Cache Valley Transit District buses, accessed at the intermodal center located at 500 North and 125 East. More information is available at http://www.cvtdbus.org.
Fans are advised to avoid using 1000 West as a route to the stadium, since it is currently under construction from 200 North (SR-30) to 2500 North. This route has several intersections which are under construction, and fans may encounter street closures or congestion which could delay their arrival in time for the game.
Wasatch Front motorists returning home after the game are reminded that rehabilitation work being conducted on the bridges of the I-15 Hill Field Road interchange in Layton, could cause traffic delays of from 15 to 25 minutes.
Drivers returning from the USU/BYU football game are advised to consider using eastbound I-84 in Riverdale (Exit 340) to southbound US-89 (Exit 87) in Uintah as an alternate route. Motorists using this route will regain south-bound I-15 or the Legacy Parkway in Farmington.
Morgan Pratt is a sophomore at Utah State University seeking a degree in Journalism and Communications. Morgan is originally from South Jordan, and she is passionate about music. She also loves hiking and enjoys a good book.