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Concert draws big crowd and traffic concerns

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Thousands of Iowans are hitting the town Friday night in their cowboy boots, ready for some good music as Florida Georgia Line takes over the UNI-Dome.

Before they could enjoy the music though, fans have to drive down Hudson Road to get there. The single-road access has caused major backups in the past.

"We've had some events where it has taken them half an hour to get from Highway 20 to the Dome because there is so much traffic on Hudson Road," said Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson.

Shuttle driver Bob Peterson says he knows what it is like to get stuck in that traffic. He's thankful Friday night's event wasn't like that.

"We came in at like 5 p.m. and it was bumper to bumper. It was terrible trying to get into the UNI-Dome, but right now it is not bad," said Peterson.

Traffic flowing smoothly for most of the night, in part because police were able to separate the cars by setting up signs on the best route to take.

"We try to have people take alternative routes because if everyone comes in on Hudson Road, it causes some real traffic delays," said Chief Olson.

The signs helped send out of town traffic three different ways, making for only a slight wait getting into the parking. 

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