The nationally-recognized Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will soon take place in the city of Manchester, Tennessee.

Tens of thousands of music lovers are expected to attend Bonnaroo, which kicks off on June 13 until June 16. 

People travel from all over the country to camp out on a 700-acre Middle Tennessee farm for the four-day festival. 

As the city prepares to welcome a multitude of visitors, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are gearing up for the extra traffic expected in the area.

TDOT and THP are working closely with the Manchester Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and festival promoters to keep traffic moving on I-24 while also getting attendees to their destination.

Bonnaroo will officially open its gates on June 12 at 8:00 pm to allow time for cars to enter the general admission campgrounds.

Tennessee State Troopers will be on-the-job 24 hours a day, beginning Wednesday evening, patrolling on the ground and by air.

Also, drivers should keep in mind that if they need the assistance of a state trooper while traveling anywhere in Tennessee, they can simply dial *THP (*847) from their cell phone. They will be automatically connected to the nearest THP dispatch office and the operator will send a state trooper to their location.

During the festival, motorists should call 511 from any mobile or landline phone for traffic updates or visit the TDOT website where they can also find information on alternate routes.

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