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Travel Safely and Swiftly To Farm Tech Days

Map_FTD-2015-1024x768MADISON, Wis. — Attendees to the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Dane County can easily plan their route thanks to an easy-to-navigate map, showing suggested routes for traffic flow and which roads are closed.

Nestled between Sun Prairie and Marshall, this year’s host farm, the Statz Brothers Inc., is conveniently located only a few minutes off of U.S. Highway 151 from the north and Interstate 90/94/39 from the southwest. Following the suggested routes will not only bring attendees to the showgrounds quickly, but also help those directing traffic to parking areas to keep things moving along.

There will be many signs leading travelers from the interstate highways, beginning at Exit 108 from U.S. Highway 151, and at Exit 244 from Interstate 90/94/39.

Currently, the suggested routes avoid sending traffic through Sun Prairie, which would create a bottleneck of traffic. Another potential bottleneck is coming off of Highway 19, but the safety and traffic committee have coordinated a team to assist in getting cars to the parking lot and to move traffic off the road efficiently.

With this in mind, it’s important for drivers to pay attention to the traffic signals from the police officers directing traffic. This might seem pretty obvious, but it’s important to note that a well-thought out traffic plan won’t work if someone decides to not listen to those directing traffic. Help out those parking cars and everyone else that’s driving by following the directions you’re given.

For those familiar with the area, certain roads will be closed to unauthorized traffic. These roads include Yelk Road at County Road VV, County Road VV between southbound Highway 19 and County Road T, and eastbound traffic on Bailey Road between County Road N and Town Hall Drive. This section will be reserved for exiting traffic.

Nearly 40,000 – 60,000 people are anticipated to attend this year’s Farm Technology Days.

Show Days & Times:

Tuesday, August 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, August 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Directions to Dane County Farm Technology Days

For the most efficient, expedient route to the Farm Technology Days parking areas, attendees are encouraged to follow the applicable directions below. It is important to note all general parking areas are accessed from Townhall Drive.

From north/northeast of Sun Prairie

Use exit 108 from US 151, follow signs for County Road VV south. From this point you are 6 miles from the FTD parking areas, follow FTD information signs. As you approach South 19, you will be turning right on South 19 followed by a left turn on Townhall Drive to enter the parking areas.

From north/northwest/west of Sun Prairie

Use I39 south to I94 east (exit 138A towards Milwaukee), follow I94 east to exit 244, County Road N. From this point you are 5 miles from the FTD parking areas. Follow signs for County Road N north towards Sun Prairie. Stay on County Road N north to County Road T, turn right on County Road T, followed by a left turn on Townhall Drive. Follow FTD informational signs and law enforcement traffic control directions.

From south/southwest and west of Madison

Use I39 north to I94 east (exit 138A towards Milwaukee), follow I94 east to exit 244, County Road N. From this point you are 5 miles from the FTD parking areas. Follow signs for County Road N north to Sun Prairie. Stay on County Road N north to County Road T, turn right on County Road T, followed by a left turn on Townhall Drive. Follow FTD informational signs and law enforcement traffic control directions.

From east

If you are coming from Marshall or points east of Marshall, you are encouraged to follow signage on South 19 in Marshall that will direct you to follow County Road T west from Marshall to Townhall Drive. Follow FTD signs and law enforcement traffic control directions. Parking can also be accessed by following South 19 west from Marshall, however traffic congestion is expected along South 19.

Parking

General Parking: Located on the west and south side of Tent City. Trams are available to transport visitors.

Handicapped Parking: Located by Admission Gate A on the west side of Tent City.

— Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

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