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Sure, there could be improvement by the city, police, or hired security detail, but let’s face it, since the gates to this event opened (I hear) mid afternoon and the concert was at 8PM, I could pin the blame and responsibility on the attendees as anyone for the small percentage who experienced delay.  If you know you have spent that much money to attend an event and you know the normal travel time and distance it takes, you don’t leave at the normal time if you know there my be 30, 40, or 50,000 other people involved.  You plan ahead, and give yourself enough time to maybe get there early!

i have attended concerts and large ballgames in Charlotte and Raleigh, and the same thing happens going and coming.  Went to a high school state football championship game several years ago at Carter Finley, and the traffic on I40 backed up going into Raleigh near the airport, and by the time I reached Wade Avenue, it was gridlock and at a standstill. This is nothing new.

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11 hours ago, RichardC said:

Sure, there could be improvement by the city, police, or hired security detail, but let’s face it, since the gates to this event opened (I hear) mid afternoon and the concert was at 8PM, I could pin the blame and responsibility on the attendees as anyone for the small percentage who experienced delay.  If you know you have spent that much money to attend an event and you know the normal travel time and distance it takes, you don’t leave at the normal time if you know there my be 30, 40, or 50,000 other people involved.  You plan ahead, and give yourself enough time to maybe get there early!

i have attended concerts and large ballgames in Charlotte and Raleigh, and the same thing happens going and coming.  Went to a high school state football championship game several years ago at Carter Finley, and the traffic on I40 backed up going into Raleigh near the airport, and by the time I reached Wade Avenue, it was gridlock and at a standstill. This is nothing new.

Yep... you should always add an hour at the VERY least for any major event. Knowing that a 30k seat venue would host 40-50k, 2 hours ahead of what it would normally take to get there is reasonable. 

My sister went... got there 3 hours ahead... zero problems coming or going.

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The northeastern leg of Winston-Salem's loop opened to traffic about a week ago. Fox8 News Article on it here.

Also I drive over the Church Street overpass of the Greensboro urban loop quite often. They are starting to lay down the concrete surface of the highway, and have installed the very tall lights for the Elm Street intersection. Should be another 4-6 months and the last stretch will be completed.

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I have always said this about Greensboro easiest city to get around and now I have the stats to back it up. 

Greensboro residents spend the least time inrush hour driving  than any city in the country!  This is a list you want to be on the bottom of! 

https://infogram.com/1pwxmkwrynd237cvnn79v99yn5u95679dn5?live

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