World Wide Technology Raceway officials today announced several access upgrades to make it easy for fans to enjoy the full NASCAR experience at the track on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Spectators are encouraged to arrive early for all events this weekend. WWTR has partnered with the Illinois State Police and the Illinois Department of Transportation to recommend arrival times for the best race day. Fans should arrive by noon Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
All parking spaces are located near the highway and are included in every ticket. Early arrival fans will have access to the best general parking. Patrons with ADA or special parking will be required to clearly display their color-coded parking permits. (Parking managers will screen ADA customers.) This information is also available on the track’s website: https://wwtraceway.com/
In order to ensure the smoothest access to the event, fans are asked to follow the instructions, observe all signs near the track and the instructions of law enforcement officers on site. Even if you’re a regular patron of the track, there have been many improvements made to and around World Wide Technology Raceway this year that may change your route to the property or your destination.
Here are the highlights and important changes:
SB IL 203 will be closed to through traffic Saturday and Sunday at Eagle Park-Bend Road from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Only ticketed drivers will be allowed south of this intersection during these periods.
In order to shorten the walks to the events, additional pedestrian access has been installed in and around the WWTR.
The campground was moved to the western edge of the WTTR property to improve this experience and limit conflicts with pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
VIP/suite and gold key parking is located to the south of the main grandstand and is for sponsors and sponsors of the event as well as authorized participants. A special, color-coded parking permit is required to access this area.
Westbound traffic on I-55/70 with general admission parking is advised to take Exit 6 to SB IL 111 and westbound Collinsville Road (old Route 66). This will give you the best chance to get to the exit faster and park closest to the main stand.
Rideshare drop (Lyft, Taxi, Uber): Available exclusively at 201 Madison Road, Madison, IL. Tram service to the northeast corner of WWTR will begin daily at 11am.
Late arrivals, Confluence Music Festival concert goers, and JJK 5k participants are encouraged to park at 201 Madison Road, Madison, IL and use streetcar service to WWTR. (Please note: A major effort to change traffic control will be in place 30 minutes after the green flag each day – Saturday 1pm and Sunday 3pm – affecting traffic around WWTR).
Public transport also operates on Saturdays and Sundays. Both Madison and St. Clair County Transit Services will provide bus service to the WWTR streetcar on Sunday. Additional ADA accommodations are available for bus access to the course. There will also be free shuttle service from the Emerson Park multimodal facility with pedestrian, bus and MetroLink access in East St. Louis to WWTR on Saturday.
Admission will be available to all businesses on Ohio Avenue throughout the weekend; however, motorists should expect delays and allow much more time to travel through this area. If possible, the use of alternative routes should be seriously considered. Drivers are encouraged to pay close attention to changing conditions and signs, obey posted speed limits, and be alert for police, workers, pedestrians and equipment. Additional updates will be provided as needed.
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