July 13, 2019 - Hartford Traffic Alert

Hartford Traffic Alert 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019 will be one of the busiest days in recent history in Hartford, with seven major events in addition to several smaller ones.  Traffic will be very heavy, and there will be crowds in the city well into the evening.  Plan to arrive at your event much earlier than you normally would.  A full list of events is available at Hartford.com.

For a venue-by-venue guide of which exits to take to go to particular events, please click here.  Using the right exit for your event, particularly for Xfinity Theatre and Dillon Stadium, will help minimize traffic for everybody.

For a PDF version of the tips below, please click here.

Please see the tips below:

·      Use public transportation.  The Hartford Line has additional service on July 13th which you can access here, and there is special bus service from the Sigourney Street CTfastrak stop, Union Station, and downtown Hartford directly to and from Dillon Stadium.

·      Plan bus travel at CTtransit.com and go to CTTravelSmart.org for the latest traffic news and alerts.

·      If you are driving, plan to spend significantly more time than usual getting to and from your event.  Arrive early to avoid being late.  Carpooling is strongly encouraged. 

·      The highest volume of inbound traffic is expected between 5 PM – 8 PM, and the highest volume of outbound traffic is expected between 9:30 PM – 12 midnight.

·      It’s going to be hot on Saturday, so bring water.  Please note that Xfinity Theatre will not be allowing bags in for the Wiz Khalifa concert.

Major Event Schedule:

Yard Goats ParkingDirections: 6 PM first pitch, stadium opens at 4 PM

Hartford Athletic Parking: 5 PM kickoff, stadium gates open at 3:30 PM

ConnectiCon ParkingDirections: 9 AM – 11 PM

Cirque du Soleil: First show 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, second show 8 PM – 10 PM

Wiz Khalifa Parking: 6 PM

Riverfront Food Truck Festival: 11 AM – 7 PM

Riverfront Fireworks: 9 PM – 9:30 PM

Plan your trip using public transportation at CTtransit.comHartfordLine.com

A full list of events in available at Hartford.com.

 

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