The 2013 football season kicks off this weekend for both University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon State University (OSU), so the Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) urge football fans to start planning now for the upcoming season.
According to ODOT, an estimated 30,000 additional vehicles converge on Interstate 5 and roads leading to Eugene and Corvallis when home games occur on the same day for UO and OSU, as is the case for their first games this Saturday, August 31. The extra traffic will join Labor Day Holiday weekend travelers, affecting travel time and increasing the potential for highway incidents and crashes.
This year, both universities have home games on August 31, September 28, and October 26. The annual Civil War football game is in Eugene on November 29.