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Expect more traffic at Badgers games this season

MADISON (WKOW) — Football season kicked off on Friday night, and with the big crowds comes traffic. 

The Wisconsin football team hosted Western Kentucky at Camp Randall, but there was more traffic than you would typically see at a Badgers game. 

This was the first game since construction on Monroe Street began. The UW Police Department suggests drivers avoid Monroe Street completely all season. 

There are also other streets that have been impacted by flooding, like East Johnson Street.  

UW Police believe this is the perfect storm for traffic headaches, but they’re suggesting patience. 

"What we’re recommending to people is to just give yourself plenty of time," said UW Police Spokesperson, Marc Lovicott. "Plan ahead, be patient and give yourself plenty of time to get downtown. If it takes you usually a half hour to get to Camp Randall, you might want to add another another half hour to that." 

UW Police suggest planning extra travel time for every game this season, even after the flood waters have receded.

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