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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee or Tim Greeley
RELEASE: June 22, 2012

Traffic plan announced to help handle crowds
for weekend Orion music festival in Atlantic City

(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced a traffic management plan to help accommodate tens of thousands of music fans expected to visit Atlantic City this weekend to attend the weekend-long Orion Music+More festival headlined both nights by Metallica.

Highway lane closures and exit ramp restrictions have been planned to promote safety for pedestrians walking to and from the Bader Field concert site during the event. The traffic plan was developed in close coordination with Atlantic City officials and the New Jersey State Police.

  • On Saturday, June 23 and on Sunday, June 24 the right lane of Route 40/322(Albany Avenue) westbound in Atlantic City will be closed to vehicular traffic from Memorial Circle (at intersection of Route 40/322 with Atlantic Avenue) to Bader Field at 9 a.m. each day to create a safety buffer for pedestrians headed to the concert site.
  • On Saturday, June 23 and on Sunday, June 24 Route 40/322 will be closed and detoured in each direction at the concert site from 11 p.m. until crowds clear to provide safety for pedestrians exiting the concert site.

Those traveling to Atlantic City by car will be directed to approximately 18 parking lots in Atlantic City, as well as to the interceptor lot on the AC Expressway, just east of the Pleasantville toll plaza. Shuttle buses will transport fans between the concert site and parking locations. More information on accessing the concert is available here.

Atlantic City officials are responsible for handling pedestrian and vehicular traffic on city streets, including designating routes for shuttles that will be available to transport concert-goers to and from hotels, parking facilities and other locations, including the NJ TRANSIT Rail Terminal.

NJDOT traffic operations officials will work with New Jersey State Police to keep traffic flowing on Routes 30 and 40/322, to divert traffic to AC Expressway as needed and carry out any restrictions or closures in a coordinated manner. Dynamic message signs will provide traffic information and updates to motorists on the major local highways.

NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org and telephone service 511 will feature updates on travel conditions around the Atlantic City area. Motorists are encouraged to use these valuable toolsto get real-time travel information before heading to the concert.

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  Last Updated:  June 22, 2012