While Hurricane Irma is seeing its final stages as a tropical depression, the remnants of the powerful storm can still be seen in the destructive path it took.
On Wednesday, Tennessee’s official athletics website released information to help fans who are trying to come to Gainesville for the annual rivalry game between the Vols and Gators this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Every fan planning to hit the road for the game should read this carefully as it details road closures and detours.
Here’s what UTsports.com posted via the University of Florida Police:
“FDOT is currently monitoring the water levels at the Santa Fe River and the integrity of the bridges over the river at US 441 and I-75. They anticipate closing both bridges between 3 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET today (Wednesday) due to the rising waters. As a result, traffic will be diverted off the interstate north and south.
The preliminary detour is expected to be the following:
Northbound traffic will be encouraged to exit at SW Williston Rd (SR 121) and be routed to US 301 North. There will be a hard closure at the City of Alachua exit (US441) where all northbound traffic will be routed south to NW 53rd Ave. NW 53rd Ave will turn into one way eastbound traffic to NE Waldo Rd and directed north to US 301. Traffic at N. Main and NE 15ht St and NW 53rd Ave will only be allowed to turn east.
Southbound traffic will be diverted off I-75 in Columbia County and directed to US 19.”