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Oct. 22, 2012



VDOT REMINDS RACE FANS TO FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

The Virginia Department of Transportation encourages race fans driving to and from Martinsville Speedway for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 race on Sunday, Oct. 28 to follow recommended traffic patterns as posted on signs and message boards.

VDOT will place many signs and changeable message boards throughout the region to assist travelers. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be heavy. 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 can take the exit onto Route 58 to Martinsville to reach the track or they can continue on the Route 220/Route 58 Bypass past the speedway interchange and turn right onto a new access road that leads into the speedway.  The new entrance is located one mile east of the Route 220 interchange and may provide easier access. Signs are in place designating the new entrance to the speedway.   

•   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 and obey police directing traffic. 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.

Those attending the race should closely follow directional information and plan to arrive early and expect heavy traffic and delays.

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