Traffic alert: High school football event could cause delays in Milton

Eleven high school football teams from the U.S. and one from Canada will play in Milton this weekend at the Freedom Bowl.

Six games will be played between Friday and Saturday. With that many teams coming from out of town, combined with the number of people coming to and leaving the games, traffic near Milton High School could be a nightmare.

In an email blast sent to residents Friday morning, the city of Milton is urging drivers to avoid the Birmingham Highway corridor and is asking them to consider altering their Friday and Saturday commutes.

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Milton says that its police department will be closely monitoring traffic in the area all weekend. Heavy traffic is expected on both Friday and Saturday, the city says.

Games on Friday begin at 5 p.m. and games on Saturday run from 10 a.m. through 8:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the games will benefit wounded warriors and military families.

For more information on the games, visit the Freedom Bowl’s website.


Roswell city leaders have since scrapped the plan.

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