Horse Fair Will Cause Traffic Delays

April 19, 2022
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office wants to inform motorists of expected traffic delays around the Alliant Energy Center on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd. Highway 12/18 (the Beltline), John Nolen Drive and Rimrock Road will experience a significant increase in traffic volume from approximately 6:00 am to 12:00 pm both days.

The annual Midwest Horse Fair begins Friday morning at the Alliant Energy Center. Tens of thousands of spectators and exhibitors will be arriving during the height of the morning commute, and authorities expect both east and westbound lanes of the Beltline to be congested.

Law enforcement will be directing traffic at the main gate, Rimrock Road/Rusk Avenue intersection, and the John Nolen Drive/Rimrock Road intersection. Signs will be placed along the Beltline to help direct motorists. As always, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Freeway Service truck will be on the Beltline to respond to any traffic related issues causing delays.

The Sheriff’s Office would ask motorists, if possible, to avoid Highway 12/18 near the Park Street, Rimrock Road, and John Nolan exits on Friday. The Midwest Horse Fair continues throughout the weekend. Please remember to travel at an appropriate speed, give driving your full attention and buckle up!