Buchanan ready for Red Bud Motocross spectators

BUCHANAN, Mich. -- Buchanan is making final preparations for the 40th showing of the Red Bud Motocross competition. Deemed America's Race, the event draws more than 30,000 people from across the nation, but is Buchanan ready?

"We're expecting a lot of traffic," said Tim Ganus, Deputy Chief of the Buchanan Fire Department.

Ganus is encouraging drivers to be patient as crews rush to finish road work on Front Street.

The project took a bit longer than expected because of bad weather.

Ganus and other city leaders say the city is open for business.

"Don't think because we got a little construction that you have to stay away from the city. We encourage you to come through. The roads are open," said Ganus.

Amy Ritchie, co-owner of Red Bud Race Track says fans can expect new changes this year.

There's more Saturday parking available and the spots are closer to the action.

But if you are planning to drive, Ritchie says consider an alternate route other than Red Bud Trail.

"Two key things. Come from the north if you can. Come up Main Street if you can," said Ritchie.

Workers won't be on the road this weekend, but drivers should be careful around barrels and cones.

Police say they'll have extra patrols to help out, but need the public's help to ensure everyone has a good time.

"Due care, caution and patience is the one thing that I'm asking," said Ganus.

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