If you are not a Wolfpack fan going to the William & Mary football game, you’ll likely want to drive anywhere but the roads around Carter-Finley Stadium from mid-afternoon Thursday into the evening.
The game starts at 7:30 p.m., but police and the state Department of Transportation expect traffic to get heavy once gates open at 2:30 p.m. for tailgaters.
Officials said they expect the game will impact traffic on Interstate 440, Wade Avenue and side roads such as Hillsborough, Trinity and Blue Ridge roads.
“Ideally, motorists who were planning to be in that area later today are able to postpone that trip until Friday so they can avoid being caught up in the heavy traffic, and adding to the congestion,” NCDOT spokesman Steve Abbott said.
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Officials did not recommend specific detours, saying that local drivers likely already have routes they use to avoid that area during events.