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Avoid Black Friday traffic by planning ahead

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As you clean up from your Thanksgiving feast, you might want to also map out some strategy if you plan on joining the Black Friday rush. As you clean up from your Thanksgiving feast, you might want to also map out some strategy if you plan on joining the Black Friday rush.
St. Matthews Police Major Lewis Christopher St. Matthews Police Major Lewis Christopher
Shelbyville Road has several significant additions that might make Black Friday more challenging than usual. Shelbyville Road has several significant additions that might make Black Friday more challenging than usual.
Officers also said you might be able to help and cut down on your headaches by using streets other than Shelbyville Road. Officers also said you might be able to help and cut down on your headaches by using streets other than Shelbyville Road.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – As you clean up from your Thanksgiving feast, you might want to map out a strategy if you plan on joining the Black Friday rush.

St. Matthews Police said they don't plan any significant changes to their traffic plan that gets holiday people in and out of one of the city's most popular shopping areas.

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Shelbyville Road has several significant additions that might make Black Friday more challenging than usual. Both the Nordstrom Rack in Shelbyville Road Plaza and the H&M in Oxmoor Center attracted huge crowds when they opened this fall. Add that to the normal congestion that comes with holiday shoppers in the area, and police know to expect traffic snarls.

Officers said the best thing you can do is let the holiday spirit show, even with fellow drivers.

"As always we ask people to be patient, to slow down, to pay attention to the other drivers and to pay attention to the traffic patterns," said St. Matthews Police Major Lewis Christopher.

St. Matthews Police said they added extra stop signs and traffic cones to help with the flow of vehicles. Four extra officers will also work the area.

Officers also said you might be able to help and cut down on your headaches by using streets other than Shelbyville Road, such as Bowling Boulevard and Sherburn Lane which both lead to the Mall St. Matthews.

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