Springfield city traffic engineers are keeping a close watch on traffic patterns near busy shopping centers on this Black Friday.
Glenstone and Battlefield is one of the most congested intersections.
Engineers are adjusting the patterns as needed to make sure drivers can get to their destination as promptly as possible.
The best advice to you? If you’re trying to get in and out of a business on a busy street, be wary of when traffic is stopped.
Some drivers might wave you on, but check both lanes and not just the lane that’s stopped.
Many stores in the Springfield area opened early Friday morning to lure Black Friday shoppers.
Kohl’s opened its doors at 5:00 a.m., with Walmart starting at 6:00 and Target at 7:00.
Costco opened at 9:00 a.m. Bass Pro Shops and Academy Sports and Outdoors started the shopping deals at 5:00 a.m., with Dick’s Sporting Goods starting at 6:00.
Best Buy opened at 5:00 a.m., and Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menard’s started their Black Friday hours at 6:00.