IMS Brickyard 400 traffic information

BRICKYARD FANS: PLAN AHEAD TO AVOID TRAFFIC DELAYS Downtown, airport shuttle service provided to Allstate 400 at the Brickyard INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 -- Fans planning to attend the 15th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday, July...

BRICKYARD FANS: PLAN AHEAD TO AVOID TRAFFIC DELAYS
Downtown, airport shuttle service provided to Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 -- Fans planning to attend the 15th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday, July 27 are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid possible traffic delays en route to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Race Day shuttle services from downtown Indianapolis locations will be provided by Miller Trailways. The boarding locations will be at Illinois and Market streets and at IUPUI Lot #73 off Michigan Street at Blackford Street. Plenty of parking will be available at the IUPUI lot. The service is scheduled from 9 a.m. until two hours after the completion of the race. A round-trip ticket is $20, with children age 5 and under riding free.

IndyGo will provide Race Day shuttles from two locations at the Indianapolis International Airport. The boarding locations will be at the lower level of the Main Terminal at Terminal Drive and also at International Arrival Parking, located on Banner Avenue and Pierson Drive. Shuttle service will begin at 10 a.m. and continue for three hours after the race has concluded. Tickets are $15 for a round-trip ticket, with children age 5 and under riding free.

Detailed information pertaining to Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Race Day shuttle services is available online at www.millertransportation.com/Allstate400shuttleservice.htm and www.IndyGo.net.

The Indiana State Police suggests fans arrive early in order to accommodate the traffic flow expected into the Indianapolis area on Race Day. The race starts at 2 p.m. (ET), and fans should arrive at the Marion County line by 10 a.m. to assure seating at the track in time for pre-race activities and start of the race.

Fans planning to drive to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard should heed the following restrictions provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation:

* Interstate 465, in both directions between the I-74/Crawfordsville Road and I-65 exits, will be shifted into narrow lanes sharing the east (northbound) half of the interstate during Accelerate 465 interstate reconstruction and widening. I-65 southbound traffic will also merge into one lane before entering I-465 southbound.

* West 38th Street, in both directions near the I-465 interchange, will be shifted onto one side of the road with narrow lanes and closures of adjacent turn or ramp lanes. Either direction of West 38th Street is now permitted to turn left at nearby intersections with High School Road or Shore Drive.

* I-465 and U.S. 36/Rockville Road interchange will be restricted for interchange reconstruction. U.S. 36/Rockville Road will be restricted to two narrow lanes in each direction with short turn lanes while contractors rebuild the bridge in two phases. The old loop ramps will be closed and the traffic pattern will operate like a diamond interchange, with traffic signals on either end of the I-465 bridge.

Additional traffic information is posted on the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works Web page at www.indygov.org/eGov/City/DPW/Road/Closings/home.htm.

More Allstate 400 at the Brickyard travel tips can be found on the Indiana State Police Web site at www.isp.in.gov.

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Tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 2008 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, scheduled for Sunday, July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fans can order tickets online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or at the ticket office at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Parking and camping information also can be obtained through the ticket office.

Hours for phone orders and the ticket office are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday, while online orders can be made at any time.

General admission Race Day access is available for the first time at this event through an IMS General Admission Season Ticket. The season ticket provides gate admission for a combined six days over the two remaining events this season at IMS, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, for just $120.

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