Due to the construction on 41 in the path of the event, traffic plans are especially important this year.
Scheid Diesel brings around 15,000 people to Terre Haute.
We are all familiar with this construction around the fairgrounds. So are the organizers of the event who are busy making plans to keep things running smoothly.
Dan Scheid says with all of the construction surrounding the fairgrounds, they’re giving different directions to their competitors.
“They normally come in on semi, tracker trailer rigs, or pick up trucks and trailers that can back up traffic pretty quick so what we’ve done is given our competitors maps,” Scheid said.
Those maps give them alternative ways to get into the fairgrounds. So, whether they are coming from the north or south onto 41, they’ve been directed to the back gate of the fairgrounds.
As far as the rest of the traffic heading to the festival…
“For Scheid Diesel we’ve cancelled all days off and we’ll be putting extra patrol, extra units out down there. We’ll have reserve deputies out as well. The Indiana State Police always bring in a large number to keep people safe. I know the Terre Haute city police and area law enforcement will be enhancing law enforcement during that four day stretch,” Chief Deputy Clark Cottom said.
Four days Dan Scheid thinks through his efforts along with transportation and law enforcement should go according to plan.
It’s a show that they don’t want to miss especially if they’ve got an interest on the diesel side and so, main thing is to be prepared possibly to wait in line awhile and be patient with us, we’ll get you in the fairgrounds as quick as we can.
The department of transportation says no construction work will take place the Friday and Saturday night of the festival.
It’s going to be busy but all of these people we’ve talked to are working together to try to avoid more traffic.