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IDOT Preparing For Burgoo Traffic Issues

Posted by wlpo on October 5, 2011

Even in years with no construction, traffic along Interstate 80 for the Burgoo Festival is congested.

With the I-80/Route 178 overpass all torn up, IDOT is making the decision to close the westbound exit ramp at overpass from 9 until one during Burgoo.  People coming from Ottawa and places farther to the east are being urged to exit in Ottawa and take either Route 6 or 71 into Utica.  If you go past the Utica exit, you can always take Interstate 39 to Route 6.

As for parking, there will be shuttle buses picking people up at JC Whitney, Celebrations 150 and at The Village Gift Shop which used to be called Bennett’s Garden Center.  They’re charging five dollars per car for the shuttle service.

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