Major traffic delays avoided
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GREEN BAY, Wis-- The State Department of Transportation has been warning drivers this week about an increased chance of traffic problems for Sunday's game. It's the first Packers home game since the Leo Frigo Bridge was shut down due to a sinking pier and sagging of the road.
The bridge normally handles about 31,000 cars on a typical Packers home game, according to the D.O.T. So the department teamed up with police to warn drivers to allow extra time to get to the game, and advised drivers to learn the detour routes. The state police also deployed 6 additional officers and used a plane to monitor traffic issues.
Law enforcement and drivers insist the plan worked, as there were no major backups or delays Sunday due to the Leo Frigo Bridge closure.