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Thursday Night Football likely means Thursday Night commuter headaches in some parts of the Phoenix area.

The Arizona Cardinals host the Seattle Seahawks for tonight’s Thursday Night Football at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6:25 p.m., which means the afternoon rush hour will be impacted on freeways leading to the stadium.

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises fans to account for the traffic and head for the game earlier than usual.

ADOT is urging motorists to plan accordingly, even offering some of the agency’s well-known cheeky messages on its freeway boards as reminders.

Interstate 10 and the Loop 101 in the West Valley are expected to be the most impacted, as commuters heading to the stadium and weekday commuters hit the highways.

ADOT said ticket holders coming from North Scottsdale and North Phoenix should plan to take the Loop 101 instead of I-10.

I-10 is expected to be especially congested, as it normally has heavy backups during the afternoon-evening rush hour heading west as commuters leave central Phoenix for the West Valley.

Fans attending the game should account for that traffic and plan to head out earlier than usual.

ADOT will be updating the message boards as much as possible for recommended exits and current and anticipated traffic throughout the day, the agency said.


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