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Navigating Country Thunder 2024: Your Guide to Avoiding Traffic Pitfalls


As the excitement builds for Country Thunder Arizona 2024, set to run from April 11th to April 14th, attendees are gearing up for not just an unforgettable lineup of music but also the journey to and from the festival grounds. This year, the journey might require a bit more planning due to some significant traffic adjustments and construction detours, especially in the Florence area. To ensure a smooth experience for all festival-goers, here's what you need to know:

Stay Informed with Emergency Text Messages

In an effort to keep attendees informed and safe, the organizers have introduced an emergency text message service. By texting "CT2024" to 65513, attendees can receive crucial updates directly to their phones. These alerts may cover a range of topics, including traffic conditions around the venue, weather updates, potential area hazards (like bees), and emergency alerts from law enforcement or fire departments. Staying connected through this service could make all the difference in navigating unexpected situations.

Construction Detour Alert in Florence

A significant construction project at the SR287/SR79B intersection in Florence necessitates a detour that will affect camper traffic coming from the west. Here's a detailed breakdown of the detour routes:

  • From Casa Grande: Take the 287, then head south on N. Valley Farms Rd., east on E. Cactus Forest Rd., and finally north onto SR79, continuing through Florence.
  • From Coolidge: The route is similar, starting from Valley Farms Rd, heading east on E. Cactus Forest Rd., and then north onto SR79 to proceed through Florence.

At the intersection of E. Cactus Forest and SR 79, speeds will be reduced, and law enforcement will be present to control the traffic flow. Attendees are urged to follow the marked detours and adhere to any instructions given by traffic control personnel.

Anticipate Traffic Congestion

All festival-goers should brace themselves for potential delays on SR79 in both directions into Florence, with the peak of traffic congestion expected on April 10th. Planning your travel with these delays in mind can help avoid frustration and ensure you arrive at the festival ready to enjoy the stellar lineup and atmosphere.

Plan Your Journey

As you prepare for Country Thunder 2024, remember to check the festival's official website Country Thunder Arizona for any last-minute updates or changes to the traffic and detour information. With some foresight and planning, navigating the detours and traffic can be just a minor pit stop on the way to enjoying one of the most anticipated country music festivals of the year.

Whether it's your first time attending Country Thunder or you're a seasoned veteran, being aware of these traffic conditions and detours will ensure that your focus remains on the music, fun, and camaraderie that await in Arizona. Safe travels, and see you at the festival!
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