Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Oct. 19, 2009
RACE FANS ARE ADVISED TO FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY
Race fans traveling to the Martinsville Speedway this weekend for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 Weekend should follow recommended traffic patterns as posted on signs and message boards. Traffic is being routed to the speedway in certain patterns to minimize overall congestion as much as possible.
• From Roanoke and areas north of Martinsville: Race fans traveling south on Route 220 are asked to take the exit onto Route 58 to Martinsville to reach the track.
• From Danville and areas east of Martinsville: Motorists on the Route 58 Bypass should follow signs directing them to use the track’s back gate. This entrance is located off the bypass, east of the track.
• From Greensboro and areas south of Martinsville: Route 220 northbound traffic will split into three lanes shortly before reaching the speedway. Motorists should watch for electronic message boards, obey all police directing traffic and tune into highway advisory radio for parking directions. All through traffic should use the left lane.
• From Stuart and areas west of Martinsville: Motorists should stay on Route 58 east and follow signs and message boards to the track.
Many signs and changeable message boards will be placed throughout the region by the Virginia Department of Transportation to assist visitors and race fans. As drivers approach the Martinsville area, they can listen to VDOT’s Highway Advisory Radio on 1610 AM for detailed traffic information.
Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be heavy. Those attending the race should closely follow directional information and plan to arrive early.
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