It’s race week at TMS; expect heavier traffic

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Blur of the field racing through Turn 1 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images, courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway.

Texas Motor Speedway is hosting its annual Spring NASCAR races this week, which will attract about 100,000 race fans and cause some traffic jams in southern Denton County.

The Roanoke Police Department warned residents that the area around TMS — Roanoke, Northlake and the I-35W/Hwy 114 interchange — is expected to be “extremely congested with vehicles and people” Thursday through Sunday.

On Friday, there will be dirt track races from 5-10 p.m. Traffic will remain heavier than normal until about 11, according to RPD.

On Saturday, the My Bariatric Solutions 300 is scheduled to start at 2 p.m., and dirt track races are from 5-10 p.m. There should be an inbound contraflow from about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a lull in traffic from 2-4:30 p.m., and then traffic will remain heavier than normal until 11 p.m.

On Sunday, the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Inbound contraflow is expected from 1 a.m. to race time, and starting at 4 p.m., there will be a full outbound contraflow.

 

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