The state Department of Transportation has announced lane closures and ramp restrictions for this weekend’s Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival at Bader Field.
The right lane of Albany Avenue out of the city will be closed to vehicular traffic from Memorial Circle (at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue) to Bader Field beginning at 9 a.m. today and Sunday and continuing throughout the day to create a buffer for pedestrians heading to the concert site.
Route 40/322 will be closed in both directions at the concert site beginning at 11 p.m. both nights and lasting until crowds clear from the area.
Those driving to the city will be directed to about 18 parking lots in Atlantic City as well as the interceptor lot on the Atlantic City Expressway, where shuttle buses will then transport fans to and from the concert site.
Atlantic City officials are responsible for handling pedestrian and vehicular traffic on city streets, including designating routes for shuttles that will be available to transport concertgoers to and from hotels, parking facilities and other locations, including the NJ Transit Rail Terminal.
Department of Transportation traffic operations officials will work with State Police to keep traffic flowing on Routes 30 and 40/322 to divert traffic to the Atlantic City Expressway as needed and to coordinate any restrictions or closures.
Dynamic message signs will provide traffic information and updates to motorists on major local highways.
Updates will also be available at www.511nj.org and by calling 511.
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