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Heading to the Fair? Consider a shuttle

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Organizers of the Spokane County Interstate Fair are urging fairgoers to leave extra time for driving due to a series of road construction projects in the area.

"In the time I've been here I haven't seen this much going on at one time," said Fair director Rich Hartzel, who has been with the fair for six years.

Construction crews are paving several areas near the fairgrounds, but the largest project is the closure of the Freya bridge just east of the area.

A detour diverts traffic east on Trent, south on Fancher then West on Broadway. It is a detour that adds almost 10 minutes without traffic, but fair organizers say an extra 12,000 cars will be in the area during the fair.

Organizers have set-up a shuttle in the south end of the campus at Spokane Community College this Saturday and Sunday. The free shuttle will also run next Saturday.

The shuttle runs ever 20 minutes, according to Hartzel.
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