Holiday Travel, Packers Game Factor Into Busy Roads This Weekend

2M People Will Be Driving On Wisconsin Roads Between Christmas, New Years

The Packers will play the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field this weekend. Photo: Chrissy Wainwright (CC-BY-NC).

It’s going to be another busy weekend on Wisconsin’s roads: The Department of Transportation is warning drivers to plan extra time for their travels due to the holidays, weather, and a big football game in Green Bay.

Traffic could be significant especially for those going to the Packers-Lions game on Sunday at Lambeau Field. The game decides who wins the NFC North division title and homefield advantage in the first playoff game.

Besides the game, a record number of people are also expected to travel to and from holiday gatherings. AAA estimates nearly 2 million travellers will drive on Wisconsin roads in the week between Christmas and New Years.

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The DOT is reminding drivers of its 511 Travel Information System, which is accessible via phone by dialing 511. The information is also available online, complete with webcam pictures of traffic on major highways.