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ITD: Increased traffic expected during Mountain Home Country Music Festival

Posted at 11:19 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 13:19:30-04

Motorists should anticipate higher-than-usual traffic volumes on U.S. 20 in Elmore County July 28-31, for the Mountain Home Country Music Festival.

“Drivers should plan for heavy traffic at the Interstate 84 eastbound Exit 95 off-ramp to the junction of U.S. 20, continuing east on U.S. 20 to the intersection of Pine-Featherville Road during the four-day event,” said ITD spokeswoman Jennifer Gonzalez. “Flaggers and delays can be expected at the intersections of U.S. 20 and Pine-Featherville Road and High Prairie Road (mileposts 127-131) each day between 8 a.m. and 1 a.m.”

Personnel from the Idaho Transportation Department and Idaho State Police will be monitoring conditions on the roadway. Advanced signage and message boards will be in place on U.S. 20 and I-84 reminding drivers of the expected heavy traffic volumes.

The three-day event will offer outdoor concerts from superstar country music recording artists Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brantley Gilbert and a host of others.

This is the second year for the event, held thirty miles from Mountain Home.