Bonnaroo Traffic Starts Wednesday

Photo from last year's Bonnaroo

Photo from last year’s Bonnaroo

The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are working alongside Manchester Police and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department to keep traffic flowing on Interstate 24 while thousands of fans flock to Coffee County for the 14th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The festival kicks off on Thursday night and continues through Sunday and State Troopers are scheduled to be on site 24 hours a day beginning Wednesday night, patrolling on ground and by air. The speed limit will be decreased to 55 miles-per-hour on I-24 between mile marker 104, just west of Exit 105, and mile markers 129, during the duration of the festival. Officials say Exit 111 will be used as the main festival exit, while exits 97, 105, temporary Exit 112 along with permanent exit’s 117 and 127 will be used as alternative exits if congestion begins to occur.
During the festival motorists should call 511 from any mobile or land line phone for traffic updates or visit the TDOT website at where they can also find information on alternate routes. Thunder Radio 107.9 FM and AM1320 will have live traffic reports beginning Wednesday afternoon and running throughout the day Thursday.