Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Columbia, Mo (KSDK) -- Traffic is expected to be heavier on Missouri interstates and major highways as football fans travel to Columbia for the first Mizzou football game as part of the Southeastern Conference.
A capacity crowd is expected to watch the Mizzou Tigers play the Georgia Bulldogs at 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to have extra staff to handle emergency maintenance situations and to help Missouri State Highway Patrol with traffic control.
MoDOT crews will also mow and cut brush to make sure roadways and sidewalks are clear ahead of the game. They will also repaint curbs and sidewalks and sweep debris from highways and intersections.
Drivers can check road conditions before the travel by visiting MoDOT's website or by calling its customer service center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT.