Daytona Beach Police will offer real-time traffic updates before and after the Daytona 500 Sunday through Twitter. You can get information about traffic congestion, closed roads, accidents and parking by following @DBPDRaceTraffic. Police say updates will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday, February 24, and end around three hours after the race is over.
Here are the traffic patterns being used before and after racing activities on Saturday, February 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.
Saturday - February 23, 2013 (Nationwide Series)
Before the Race:
US-92: Eastbound vehicles on US-92 from Deland, I-4 and I-95 that are NOT going to the Speedway are encouraged use Beville Road or L.P.G.A. Boulevard.
Williamson Boulevard: Williamson Boulevard between Beville Road (SR-400) and West International Speedway Boulevard (US-92) will not be restricted but there will be heavy congestion.
Richard Petty Boulevard: Petty Boulevard will not be restricted from Clyde Morris to Midway Boulevard. Normal two way traffic.
After the Race:
Fentress Boulevard: Race fans leaving the Best Buy parking lots may exit the west gate onto Bayless Avenue to access Fentress Boulevard or Williamson Boulevard.
Thames Road: All traffic exiting the Volusia Square Mall will be sent south on Thames to Williamson, where it will be directed south to access the Interstate System.
L.P.G.A. Boulevard: Traffic eastbound on L.P.G.A. Boulevard from Speedway Boulevard will experience lengthy delays beyond Champions Drive.
US - 92: Westbound traffic on West International Speedway Boulevard desiring to go west should utilize Beville Road to avoid heavy traffic in the vicinity of the speedway.
I - 95: It may be necessary to restrict northbound traffic from exiting at L.P.G.A. and SR-40 from I-95. Motorists will be allowed to exit at the next exit, which is US-1 at National Gardens. Traffic wishing to go to Daytona Beach should utilize US-1 southbound. Traffic wishing to go to A1A should take US-1 to SR-40 in Ormond Beach, and go east over the Granada Bridge to A1A. Motorists’ wishing to travel west on SR-40 can exit at US-1 and re-enter I-95 and travel south to SR-40.
Clyde Morris Boulevard: Northbound Clyde Morris Boulevard will be forced south (left) on Bill France.
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