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Police warn drivers of heavy traffic for Tom Brady’s Hall of Fame ceremony at Gillette Stadium

Police are warning drivers to be prepared for heavy traffic on Wednesday when Tom Brady returns to town for his Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

In addition to typical weeknight commute traffic, the 7 p.m. ceremony is expected to generate immense delays on roads and highways around the stadium, the Walpole Police Department said in an advisory on Facebook.

Police say traffic restrictions will take effect in South Walpole at 4 p.m., one hour after the parking lots at Gillette open to fans. Parking is free for ticket holders.

“Leave yourself extra time if traveling in the area,” the department advised. “If headed to the stadium, please utilize Route 1, as it is your quickest and most efficient way to Gillette.”

In a note shared by the Patriots, the team told fans to prepare for traffic restrictions and delays.

“Traffic restrictions will be in place on local roads before and after the event. Fans who use local roads will experience delays in arrival time due to road closures that are not captured by traffic and navigation apps. Fans must use I-95, I-495, or Route 140 to access Route 1 and Gillette Stadium,” the note read.

For fans hoping to avoid the traffic, the MBTA is offering round-trip, special event train service from Boston to the stadium. The train will depart from South Station at 4:15 p.m. with stops at Back Bay and Dedham Corporate Center before arriving at Foxboro Station. Tickets are $20.

2000: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots drops back to pass against the New York Jets during an NFL football game September 11, 2000 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets won the game 20-19. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
2000: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots drops back to pass against the New York Jets during an NFL football game September 11, 2000 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets won the game 20-19. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
2001: Thursday, January 31, 2001 -- Tom Brady was all smiles at a press conference on Thursday after being named starting quarterback for the Patriots on Sunday.  (Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
2001: Thursday, January 31, 2001 -- Tom Brady was all smiles at a press conference on Thursday after being named starting quarterback for the Patriots on Sunday. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
2005:  Actress Bridget Moynahan and quarterback Tom Brady and arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
2005: Actress Bridget Moynahan and quarterback Tom Brady and arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
2009:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls out the play as Sebastian Vollmer #76 listens in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans on October 18, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
2009: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls out the play as Sebastian Vollmer #76 listens in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans on October 18, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
2015:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
2015: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
2015:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
2015: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
2015:  Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots leaves federal court after contesting his four game suspension with the NFL on August 31, 2015 in New York City. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman had required NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Brady to be present in court when the NFL and NFL Players Association reconvened their dispute over Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension. The two sides failed to reach an agreement to their seven-month standoff.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
2017:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots yells as he runs onto the field before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on September 7, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
2017: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots yells as he runs onto the field before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on September 7, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
2017: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Head coach Bill Belichick (R) looks on  after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28 after overtime.  / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
2018: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
2018: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
2019:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks to head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots after the Patriots defeat the Rams 13-3 during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
2019: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks to head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots after the Patriots defeat the Rams 13-3 during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
2019:  Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots and teammate Tom Brady #12 celebrate at the end of the Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
2019: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots and teammate Tom Brady #12 celebrate at the end of the Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Brady, who won six Super Bowl titles with the Patriots, is set to become the 35th player inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. It also marks the first ceremony inside Gillette with a sold-out crowd expected.

The Patriots opted to honor Brady on June 12, the 12th day of the 6th month of the year, as a tribute to his jersey number and the Super Bowl rings he won with the team.

NBC’s Mike Tirico will host the ceremony and he’ll be joined on stage by many special guests, including Boston-born comedian and life-long Patriots fan Bill Burr.

Hundreds of former Patriots will be in attendance, including David Andrews, Drew Bledsoe, Deion Branch, Matt Cassel, Patrick Chung, Julian Edelman, Kevin Faulk, Rob Gronkowski, Brian Hoyer, Dan Koppen, Ty Law, Logan Mankins, Devin McCourty, Willie McGinest, Randy Moss, Rob Ninkovich, Matthew Slater, Wes Welker, James White, and Vince Wilfork.

The gates to the stadium will open at 5 p.m. The ceremony is slated to run until 9:30 p.m.

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