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Rt. 653N (Nelson County) from 3.1 mi W of Shipman to 1.4 mi S of Shipman

On Rt. 653 North (Freshwater Cove Ln) in the County of Nelson from Mayswood Ln; Rt. 716N/S (Nelson County) to Variety Mills Rd; Rt. 655N/S (Nelson County), motorists can expect potential delays in this area from 08/24/16 at 4:00 PM until 08/29/16 at 12:00 PM due to a concert/music event. The Lockn’ Music Festival will bring increased traffic to Nelson County from Wednesday evening, August 24th through midday Monday, August 29th. Motorists should stay alert to changes in traffic pattern, plan for possible congestion and consider using an alternate route. Heavy traffic, including recreational vehicles, is expected on Route 29 and several adjoining secondary routes. In addition, a portion of Oak Ridge Road and Diggs Mountain Road near the festival grounds will be closed to thru traffic. The highest volumes of traffic on Route 29 are expected Wednesday overnight through early Thursday evening, late afternoon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and during the departure period Sunday afternoon into midday Monday.
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