Expect traffic congestion, delays near UWL; get parking info
La Crosse, Wis. – Expect traffic congestion during the WIAA State High School Track & Field meet that runs Friday, May 31, through Saturday, June 1, at UW-La Crosse. Expect extensive delays and congestion on La Crosse Street and Highway 16 from I-90 to the university. Take alternative routes if possible.
“It’s important to 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 to campus will be blocked.
High school athletes and coaches will start arriving around 3 p.m. Thursday, May 30. Traffic direction and control around campus will start at 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday. MTU buses will not run through campus.
Parking on campus is $8 per day. There is no additional charge for university employees with paid parking permits.
Track attendees can also stay informed of emergencies and weather-related urgent messages during the meet by texting WIAATRACK to 67283.
This is the 30th year UWL has hosted the state track and field meet. A total of 2,778 student-athletes are expected from 308 boys’ programs and 296 girls’ programs across the state. They will compete for eight team titles and 116 event championships.