People planning to attend any of the Enjoy Illinois 300 NASCAR events at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison are being offered traffic and parking changes to enhance the experience.
Information can also be found on the track’s website: https://wwtraceway.com/
Promoters said today that the event is also sold out and will represent the larger crowd ever at the raceway.
Guests are urged to follow the directions regarding all signage near the track and the law enforcement on site. Even regular track patrons will note potential changes to routes and destinations on the property.
Public transportation is also an option to enjoy events on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5. A free shuttle will be provided from the Emerson Park multi-modal facility in East St. Louis. Lyft, Uber, taxi,
and public drop off/pick up is designated at the Gateway Golf Course located just north of the track. There will be signage in place to help guide drivers to this drop off/pick up site.
For motorists traveling near the raceway, traffic congestion and roadway restrictions should be expected between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday along I-55/70, IL 203 and Collinsville Road. Southbound Illinois 203 will be closed to through traffic between Bend Road and I-55/70. Motorists will be required to display a Parking Pass or Credential to travel between Bend and the Interstate on Southbound 203 during this period.
Other restrictions will be implemented throughout each day that could impact roadways around the raceway based upon traffic volume – including a lane reduction on westbound I-55/70 at the conclusion of races each day.
Motorists can expect occasional delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Those motorists, who can, are encouraged to avoid the event area. When feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changing conditions and signs, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices, and be alert for police, workers, pedestrians, and equipment. Additional updates will be provided closer to race weekend.
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