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Troopers preparing for Bonnaroo festival traffic

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee state troopers will begin around-the-clock patrolling of Interstate 24 Wednesday night as the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival ramps up.

The show begins Thursday night and winds up Sunday near Manchester.

More than 80,000 fans are expected again this year.

The festival gates open at 7 a.m. Thursday, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol, TDOT, Coffee County Sheriff's units and Manchester Police will work together to get Bonnaroo traffic smoothly into and out of the grounds.

Festival promoters have messaged trucking companies and other heavy I-24 users with possible alternative routes to use during the event.

Drivers going through the area should use the left lanes through Coffee County when festival traffic starts building.

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