Driving Around During the Total Eclipse Tips
This weekend promises to be a busy weekend along roads and highways across the Tri-State with thousands of visitors expected to be here in anticipation of the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday!
INDOT has offered some advice to motorists who will be traveling this weekend.
"Interstate 69, U.S. 41, and U.S. 231 are expected to experience increased traffic in southbound lanes before the event as caravans of motorists head for Western Kentucky where the moon’s full eclipse of the sun can be viewed within a 70-mile-wide swath encompassing Hopkinsville, Paducah, and Madison, KY. After the event, transportation planners anticipate a “mass exodus” from total eclipse regions. Expect heavier than normal northbound traffic on these routes."
The Kentucky Department of Transportation will also be providing extra KY Safe Patrols on Monday between 8am-10pm.
"Safe Patrol trucks will patrol their normal routes along Interstate 24, Interstate 69, The Western Kentucky Parkway, the Pennyrile Parkway and the Purchase Parkway in anticipation of heavy traffic as visitors arrive in the area. Safe Patrol will also travel some additional 4-lane arteries that provide access to the total eclipse corridor, such as US 68/KY 80 across southern Kentucky between Bowling Green and Mayfield."
Also, plan on using APPS like google maps or WAZE to find alternative routes during this weekend!