This weekend’s three-day Phish concert at Bader Field will force several traffic pattern changes on Albany Avenue as authorities aim to assist pedestrians coming to and leaving the concert.
New Jersey Department of Transportation and Atlantic City officials said in a news release that the westbound right lane will be closed to traffic between the World War 1 Memorial and Bader Field from 11 a.m. until about midnight to accommodate pedestrian traffic coming to the concert. One lane of westbound traffic will remain open.
However, at 11:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, authorities will shut down Albany Avenue in both directions to traffic to handle the crowds leaving the concert on foot. That closure is expected to last between 30 minutes to one hour, said Monica McMenamin, Atlantic City Police spokeswoman. When that closure occurs, Albany Avenue will be closed and detoured, with police officers directing traffic.
Parking at Bader Field will be limited to those who purchased on-site passes. Concert attendees without those passes will be directed to 18 parking lots throughout Atlantic City, as well as the parking lot in the middle of the Atlantic City Expressway just east of the Pleasantville toll plaza. Shuttle buses will run between Bader Field and all parking lots.
State DOT officials and State Police will work to keep traffic moving on both Routes 30 and 40, as well as divert traffic onto the expressway as needed and handle any additional restrictions.
The DOT’s website, 511nj.org, and the 511 telephone service will continually update the traffic conditions. Message signs also will be set up around the area to help provide instruction.
Staff Writer Derek Harper contributed to this report.
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