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Pocono 500 (July) Traffic Patterns

(Credit: Pocono Record)

State police will put special traffic patterns into effect to help motorists attending the Pocono INDYCAR 500 Fueled by Sunoco on July 6 at Pocono Raceway.

  • On Sunday, prior to the race, Route 115 will be one way in the southbound direction between Interstate 80 and the raceway, with two lanes open. That pattern is expected to last from 8 a.m. until all traffic has entered the track grounds.
  • Following the race, Route 115 will be one way in the northbound direction between I-80 and the raceway, with two lanes open. That pattern will begin with 25 laps left in the race and end when the raceway parking lots are cleared.
  • Stoney Hollow Road will be a no-parking, tow away zone between Long Pond Road and the I-80 overpass. The area will be posted, and any vehicle in violation will be removed at the owner’s expense.
  • Following the race, the I-80 eastbound off-ramp at Exit 284 (Blakeslee) will be closed to traffic.

State police remind motorists that the Fourth of July weekend will bring large numbers of holiday travelers in addition to race fans in the Poconos.

Motorists should expect higher traffic volume and possible delays not only on Route 115 and I-80, but also on routes 209, 940 and 903. Those who normally use Route 115 to travel through the area should consider using I-80, Route 33, Route 209 and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike as alternate routes.

Comments

  1. Mike B |

    I hope that 115 is open for northbound travelers coming all the way to the entrance gate on 115 this year. sending traffic all the way around long pond road was not appreciated last year. it took me over an hour and a half to get around the track. when it should have been a 5 to 10 minute drive to the gate on 115 from long pond road.

  2. James |

    Everything this year is all miss up way go from something that work to something that not working at all because you have people on fix income that pay that money to go in.out of the race truck at all I feel that you guys should being back the NPA passes.for the workes some can still.go in and.out.of the truck me and my uncle Ben have coming down there over the last ten years to help out down there and we don’t get payed for it at all but you guys being this new.guy in from.Penn state and let him make.changes that are not working at all so we hope that the right changes are mad for all the worked down there

  3. James |

    Everything this year is all miss up way go from something that work to something that not working at all because you have people on fix income that pay that money to go in.out of the race track at all I feel that you guys should being back the NPA passes.for the workes some can still.go in and.out.of the track me and my uncle Ben have coming down there over the last ten years to help out down there and we don’t get payed for it at all but you guys being this new.guy in from.Penn state and let him make.changes that are not working at all so we hope that the right changes are made for all the workers down there
    My uncle and I are not going to do the volunteer thing any more because the price to go in and out we can’t afford it when we don’t even see the money and we work all that time there things that use to work are not there anymore and these changes are not working plus the people that we where volunteering for they stop doing it and sit back and collect money for people that are working and don’t even come there to work this hole thing has left a bad taste in our mouths

  4. Chuck |

    I don’t know why you bothered to publish this. The first two bullet points in this plan did not happen. 115 was still two lanes in both directions when I arrived at 9:30. That wasn’t a problem because the incoming traffic was still fairly light. However, after the race, all traffic coming out on Hullman Dr. was sent southbound, and in one lane.

  5. Dale Johnson |

    My wife enjoyed the experience of the raceway and the Indycar series. We hope the race doesn’t go away anytime soon. The year we got married,2004,we spent our honeymoon there at Pocono Raceway. Kudos to the entire Raceway staff for making us feel real homie there.

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