MADISON (WKOW) -- The combo of Freakfest and UW-Madison's homecoming football game could make traffic the scariest thing in Madison on Saturday.
On Tuesday, Freakfest event organizers and City of Madison staff said there will be detours downtown, so everyone should expect delays after the game.
Lt. Dave McCaw with the Madison Police Department says he just hopes people realize the traffic detours beforehand and make adjustments.
"State Street is still the place to be on that day," McCaw said. "There will be record sales; there will be great costumes; there will be a lot of things you can see and do. So we're not going to encourage people to stay away. It's just going to take a little bit longer to get where you want to get, and if you just plan on that, it will be fine."
A detour route will take traffic heading east from Camp Randall Stadium around the southern tip of the Capitol Square to East Washington Avenue.
McCaw says traffic lights on the detour route will be timed to stay green as much as possible to keep traffic flowing, and Traffic Engineering staff also will be manually changing some of the lights.
McCaw says traffic is expected to be busiest from the time the game gets out; sometime between 5:30 p.m. until about 8:30 p.m.
Despite the larger crowd expected this year, neither event organizers or police think there will be any major problems or violence downtown during the event.
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