Commuters Can Expect Rush-Hour Congestion Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13.

With Lowe's Motor Speedway's four-day Food Lion AutoFair opening at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 12, commuters traveling to or from work on Highway 29 or Speedway Boulevard can expect increased traffic in the speedway area.

During your traffic reports, please advise rush-hour commuters to plan accordingly by taking alternate routes or leaving earlier for work.

More than 8,000 cars and 10,000 vendors will be arriving at the speedway on Thursday and Friday for the April 12-15 automotive extravaganza. Lowe's Motor Speedway officials recommend show attendees utilize Highways 29 and 49 to enter/exit the speedway area and to avoid Interstate 85 during morning and afternoon rush hours.

Also, state highway officials advise that the bridge on Morehead Road between state highways 29 and 49 will be open throughout the four-day Food Lion AutoFair. However, the bridge on Poplar Tent Road between I-85 and George Liles Parkway in Concord will be closed.

Thank you for your cooperation with this public service announcement.

For information on Food Lion AutoFair, visit or contact the Lowe's Motor Speedway marketing and public relations department at (704) 455-3209.