LAYTON -- Layton and Clearfield police, along with several other agencies, are geared up to handle the extra traffic expected Saturday and Sunday because of the "Warriors Over the Wasatch" air show at Hill Air Force Base.
"Our main concern is the traffic coming in off the freeway," said Layton Police Sgt. Andrew Joseph.
Traffic is expected to be heavier on Highway 193, Antelope Drive and Hill Field Road. Layton police have contacted the state's traffic operations center to time traffic signals for better traffic flow on those two days. Officers will also direct traffic, if traffic congestion becomes a problem.
Joseph said anyone who plans to visit the Layton Hills Mall, the movie theaters or the restaurants in the area should plan on extra drive time.
Extra officers will also patrol the areas around the base and will strictly enforce the No Parking areas along Highway 193 between Fairfield Road and the south gate of Hill Air Force Base.
Clearfield Police Lt. Adam Malan said his agency will patrol the area near 650 North in Clearfield by the west gate of the base. Traffic is expected to be especially heavy between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both days after the Thunderbirds finish their performance and people leave the base.
Orange traffic cones will be placed along State Street near 200 South so UTA buses can make right-hand turns to shuttle FrontRunner passengers to the base.
Other agencies, including the Davis County Sheriff's Office, Bountiful Police Department and the Utah Highway Patrol, will help with traffic, officers said.
A base spokesman said 400,000 people are expected to attend the two-day air show and base open house.