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Dierks Bently, Yard Goats could create traffic headache for Hartford drivers tonight

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Dierks Bently. (MGN photo) Dierks Bently. (MGN photo)

Anyone fixing to "Come a Little Closer" to Hartford on Friday night may want to give themselves ample amount of time to commute through the city.

Country music star Dierks Bently is scheduled to perform at the Xfinity Theater and the Hartford Yard Goats have a game at Dunkin' Donuts Park.

Police expected an estimated 14,000 people to be in attendance for the concert.

That means parking lots will be opening at 5 p.m. and the main gates will open at 6:30 p.m.

The Yard Goats game is scheduled for 7 p.m. and police said the game is nearly sold out.

They advised drivers to expect delays starting at 4 p.m.

"This will be a problem for our commuters getting out of the city and for the people getting into the events," Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley said. 

Drivers should also anticipate possible delays and detours on Routes 905, 915, 32 and 38 after 4:30 p.m.

There may also be no bus service along Weston Street south of Jennings Road or on Market Street north of Trumbull Street. Buses will operate by way of Windsor Street instead.

Customers on Route 32 and 38 who normally board on Market or Weston streets can use the stop at Main and Pleasant streets.

Customers on express routes 905 and 915 who normally board their buses on Market at Pleasant or Weston streets should use the bus stop on Market Street between Talcott and Kinsley streets.

Detours may be adjusted based on traffic conditions.

Hartford police will have extra officers to ease congestion, but delays are inevitable.

"We just ask that people plan ahead make some time maybe leave early if you can leave the city early do that or come to the concert or the game early if you can do that and catch a dinner or something downtown," Foley said.  

For updates on the traffic situation, check the WFSB traffic map here.

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