Welcome WIAA participants, fans!

Spectators fill the stands for the 2016 WIAA State High School Track & Field meet at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.

Expect traffic congestion, delays near UWL during state track meet

Travelers should expect traffic congestion during the WIAA State Track and Field meet that runs Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, at UW-La Crosse. Expect extensive delays and congestion on La Crosse Street and Highway 16 from Interstate 90 to the university. Take alternative routes if possible.

“Take your time and be patient,” advises UWL Police Chief Scott McCollough. “Don’t get angry, watch for pedestrians and stay off of your phone.”

There will be three entry points for vehicles to campus: East Avenue at La Crosse Street, Pine Street at Campbell Road, and the La Crosse Street entrance to the Recreational Eagle Center. All other streets and alleys will be blocked.

High school athletes and coaches will start arriving around 3 p.m. Thursday, June 1, while traffic direction and control will start at 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday. MTU buses will not run on campus.

Parking on campus will be $8 per day. There will be no additional charge for university employees with paid parking permits.