Traffic to increase as Navistar play begins

Signs line roads leading to the Navistar LPGA Classic in Prattville.
Signs line roads leading to the Navistar LPGA Classic in Prattville.

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PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - With the Navistar LPGA Classic teeing off, thousands are making their way to Prattville.

And event organizers say they're ready for the rush.

"Hopefully tons [of people].  That's what we're looking for," says Tournament Director, Jonathan Romeo.

Coordinators are doing what they can to make it easy for you.

"We've got a great plan in place to not only deal with parking and the convenience for all of our fans, but to also make is a safe piece to get people in and out of the Prattville area," says Romeo.

Part of that plan?  Signs telling drivers which way to turn, where to park, and how to pick up tickets.

"As long as you can read you should be able to find your way," says one visitor.

Organizers say they're not expecting any road closures, but they're not ruling out a back-up along one of Prattville's main thoroughfares--Cobbs Ford Road.

"I think you'll probably see a little bit [of traffic].  They've added some traffic signals there," says Romeo.

But residents welcome some positive congestion.

"It's nice to have an influx of outsiders come in and see what we do here on our little end of the world," says Prattville resident, Barbara Evans.

"I think that would be a small price to pay for all the benefits Prattville gets from having them here," says resident Karen Golson.

One big benefit for visitors is general parking is free.   Event organizers also added shuttles to and from the 18th green.   They say their goal this year is to make the Classic fan friendly.

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