Enterprise Police Brace for BamaJam Traffic, Congestion

Starting Thursday afternoon, some of the largest names in country music will grace the main stage at the BamaJam festival.

Traffic is on everyone's mind, and law enforcement is working to make it a safe event.

Workers are putting the finishing touches to the main stage and the entire infrastructure to BamaJam.

The 600 acre site is located at outside of Enterprise, at the intersection of Boy Scout Road and Highway 167 North.

With tens-of-thousands of fans arriving, authorities are recommending alternate north-south routes.

"We are recommending for folks traveling through Enterprise and not going to BamaJam, they take Highway 87 through Elba, or Highway 331, and if they are going to BamaJam, travel carefully," said Capt. Mike Lolley with the Enterprise Police Dept.

Craig Hightower and his family from Jackson, Georgia are one of hundreds spending the three-day festival in their motor home.

"I learned about BamaJam at work. I used the Internet to buy the tickets, and we drove seven hours and here we are," said Hightower.

Event organizers say they've worked with authorities, and have had a number of brainstorming sessions to figure out the best ways to handle traffic.

Festival Organizer Fox Fleming, said, "It seems we've all worked together. And, we have taken as many possible variables into consideration.”

Any vehicles parked alongside of either Boy Scout Road or Highway 167 will be towed away by the Highway Patrol.

Parking is available at the festival site.


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