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CATA Announces Detours In Preparation of Capitol Crowds

With 10,000 people expected to be near the capitol Tuesday, detours and delays are to be expected.

For those who may be using public transportation Tuesday, we broke down the detours and routes to help minimize the headaches.

Monday the streets around the capitol sit empty, but Tuesday it promises to be filled with right to work protesters literally in Eric Dennis's backyard.

"I'm sure I'll find my way back in and out and if not, I guess I'll have to park remote and walk, who knows what it will bring, but hopefully it will be pretty calm," Dennis said.

"Usually I walk right through the capitol, but we haven't been able to do that because it's so crowded," said student Matt Perry.

It's something Matt Perry says will be a distraction from his route to school.

"It's definitely going to pose an inconvenience, probably want to avoid the capitol area," perry said.

And Perry says he may just stay home and study during exam week.

They are changes CATA has been preparing for, for over a week.

"All of our downtown routes will be on what we call event detours," said CATA Operations Manager Andrew Brieschke.

That means routes 1, 2,3,8,13 will not include the capitol loop trips for the day.

Route 41 will follow the orange path instead of the regular green as outlined on CATA's web site.

Routes 46 and 48 will have specific detours

CATA says people can expect delays, but they will have extra drivers and buses to makes sure schedules run as normal as possible.

"We tried to take all the precautions measures to have as little disturbances to the public as possible,we want to keep our routes moving to the best of our ability," Brieschke said.

CATA is hoping for a safe and a smooth process.

For a full list of detours and routes you can visit,, click on rider alerts.

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