In an effort to keep motorists moving toward their intended destinations in a reasonable amount of time, a special traffic pattern will be in place during EAA AirVenture 2012 near its main access point from U.S. Highway 41.
The AirVenture traffic loop, encompassing South Park Ave., 20th Ave., and Washburn St., will have special restrictions and police-controlled intersections to accommodate the high volume of traffic during AirVenture. Designated lanes for local and AirVenture traffic will be established to ease congestion and keep motorists moving along in a safe, orderly fashion.
Although U.S. 41 continues to be in the midst of a major upgrade project, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will ensure two lanes of traffic are open in each direction during AirVenture.
Attendees travelling from the south as well as all who are camping are urged to use the Wis. 26/Waupun Rd. exit from U.S. 41 and approach the AirVenture grounds and Camp Scholler from the south.
Additional important items to note for AirVenture attendees as well as Oshkosh residents and businesses:
No AirVenture or U.S. 41 access from South Park Ave. westbound. No thru traffic from South Park Ave. westbound at Koeller St./Knapp Street Rd. Left turn to local businesses ONLY from 20th Ave. westbound to South Park Ave.
- No thru traffic from Koeller St. to South Park Ave. Local businesses on Koeller St. may be accessed from 20th Ave.
Northbound exit ramp from U.S. 41 to South Park Ave. will be closed from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. This is in place to expedite the traffic flow leaving AirVenture during these hours. Exit ramps from U.S. 41 to Wis. 26/Waupun Rd. will remain open during these hours, providing access to the AirVenture grounds from the south via Poberezny Rd.
- Ramps to and from U.S. 41 at Omro Ave./Oshkosh Ave. (Wis. 21) will be closed throughout AirVenture due to reconstruction.
Maps plus additional information on alternate routes can be downloaded at www.airventure.org/driving.