UDOT officials offer route options to reduce traffic for BYU vs. USU game

Posted at 3:59 PM, Oct 04, 2013

LOGAN, Utah – Utah Department of Transportation officials are advising Utahns traveling to the Brigham Young University vs. Utah State University game Friday night to take advantage of certain routes to reduce congestion and traffic.

The game begins at 6 p.m. at Romney Stadium on the USU campus in Logan.

UDOT officials said those driving to the game from the Wasatch Front should use Main Street, US-89/91, once they are in the Logan area to access several key feeder streets to reach the game.

The following routes were suggested in a press release from UDOT:

  • Main Street to 400 North (US-89) to 1200 East. Once on 1200 East, fans can travel north to either 1000 North or 1400 North to access the stadium parking lots.
  • Main Street to 1000 North. This street is the most direct route to Romney Stadium. Once at 800 East, traffic turns north or south to enter parking lots. 800 North, however, is blocked to through traffic at the south access to Romney Stadium.
  • Main Street to 1400 North. This street is the longest route to Romney Stadium for Wasatch Front fans, but may be the least congested. Once motorists on 1400 North reach 800 East, they will turn south to access north stadium parking. However, 800 East is blocked to through traffic at the north stadium accesses.

Another option fans may consider is to use the Cache Valley Transit District buses, accessed at the intermodal center located at 500 North and 125 East. More information is available here.

UDOT officials said drivers should avoid 1000 West as a route to the game, as it is currently under construction from 200 North to 2500 North. The route has several intersections undergoing work, which could cause delays.

For motorists returning to the Wasatch Front, officials said to remember work is being conducted on the bridges of the I-15 Hill Field Road interchange in Layton, which could cause traffic delays between 15 and 25 minutes long.

Drivers returning from the USU/BYU football game are advised to consider using eastbound I-84 in Riverdale (Exit 340) to southbound US-89 (Exit 87) in Uintah as an alternate route. Motorists using this route will regain south-bound I-15 or the Legacy Parkway in Farmington.