FDOT helps drivers navigate Speedweeks traffic - FOX 35 News Orlando

FDOT helps drivers navigate Speedweeks traffic

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Motorists should expect additional traffic in the Daytona Beach area Thursday through Sunday as hundreds of thousands of race fans make their way to Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks.

In addition to Sunday's DAYTONA 500, the Speedway will host major events featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series on Thursday, Friday and Saturday—all expected to draw large crowds to the area. Travelers should be prepared for increased congestion on I-4 and I-95 in Volusia County.

Real-Time Traffic Updates

FDOT encourages race fans and travelers in the area to check the Florida 511 Traveler Information System prior to hitting the road to stay up-to-date on crashes, congestion, construction and more. The 511 system provides information on all of Florida's interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, including those near the Speedway, such as I-4 and I-95.

There are four convenient ways for travelers to receive traffic updates, including:

  • Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.
  • Visit FL511.com, with interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.
  • Download the free Florida 511 mobile apps available on Google Play and iTunes.
  • Follow one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter, including @FL511_Central, @FL511_I95 and @FL_511_I4.

 

Alternate Routes

During peak Speedweeks traffic, FDOT suggests travelers not traveling to the Daytona Beach area consider using S.R. 44 as detour if traveling on I-95 northbound to I-4 or I-4 eastbound to I-95 southbound.

 

Parking

Daytona International Speedway offers fans free parking and park-and-ride service to and from the Speedway before and after the events. To access the free parking lots, fans are encouraged to take the following exits:

  • Traveling south on I-95 exit at U.S. 1 (exit 273)
  • Traveling north on I-95 exit at LPGA Blvd. (exit 265) or S.R. 44 (exit 249)
  • Traveling on I-4 exit at S.R. 44 (exit 118) or S.R. 400/Beville Road

Detailed directions to parking are available at DAYTONA500.com.

 

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