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Garth Brooks shows will create traffic delays in downtown Lexington

About 80,000 people expected at Friday and Saturday shows

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2014) — Lexington Division of Police officers are reminding citizens to be aware of a substantial traffic impact related to the Garth Brooks concerts Friday and Saturday at Rupp Arena.

thumb_garthConcerts are at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. both days, with doors opening for the early show at 5 p.m.

Those not attending shows are asked to avoid the area, while concert goers should expect traffic delays and plan accordingly.

The standard Rupp Arena event traffic plan will be in effect, utilizing Division officers at critical intersections.

Additional traffic posts along the bus route have been established along the Manchester/Old Frankfort Pike corridor to facilitate movement along the bus route.

Officers, as well as Rupp arena officials, will assist with pedestrian crossings at critical intersections.

Rupp Arena officials will be emailing suggested parking and venue access to all ticket holders. Off-site parking will be available for all patrons attending the second 10:30 p.m. show. This parking option will open at 7 p.m. and will be located on the two driver training pads located near 1795 Old Frankfort Pike. These lots will be supervised by trained parking attendants. LexTran will provide a dedicated shuttle service to and from these lots to the rear of Rupp Arena.