First SEC Game Expected to Bring Extra Traffic to Columbia
COLUMBIA- Mizzou faces its first SEC opponent on Saturday in Columbia. The sold-out game against the University of Georgia Bulldogs is expected to bring in extra traffic in and around Columbia.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 58 troopers will be stationed near Farout Field to manage the flow of traffic, and pedestrian activity. Lieutenant Michael Turner said troopers will be at the busiest intersections near the stadium. Nine troopers will be stationed at the intersection of Providence Rd. and Stadium Blvd. Traffic control will also be stationed near I-70 exit 128.
Lt. Turner said, "This is a sold out game, and we can expect more than 50,000 vehicles to be in the area. Fans should allow more time to get to the game, and if you aren't going to the game, be aware that the major roads are going to be busy."