traffic control

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Bonnaroo 2012 begins Thursday. For the first time this year the show’s promoters will give attendees access to the festival grounds a day early.

It’s part of efforts to reduce traffic congestion as 80,000 concert goers converge on the Manchester area.

Event planners are taking other measures to ease traffic congestion as well. Festival traffic will be kept in the right lane or on the shoulder of the Interstate-24 this year, allowing through traffic to use the left lane unimpeded.