Friday, January 16, 2009

Presidential Inauguration Could Impact Traffic as Far Away as Loudoun County

That according to Loudoun County Sheriff spokesperson Kraig Troxell, who told Leesburg Today that Loudoun County drivers should "plan for a longer than average trip that day. You're just going to have to plan ahead, almost like you would for a day with inclement weather."

"We're preparing just in case there is some kind of effect on our traffic pattern," Troxell told the paper. "We'll be monitoring roadways and take action as deemed necessary to help alleviate that. We're also making sure visitors [to the county] who may be traveling into DC are advised that they should prepare and plan how to get into DC with the road closures."

The article also noted that Loudoun County Transit commuter buses will offer free rides [as reported earlier on Loudoun County Traffic] from several park and ride lots in the county to the West Falls Church Metro station and back as a way to keep more cars off the roads. Those who plan to be in the downtown Leesburg area Tuesday may stop in the downstairs meeting room of the Thomas Balch Library to watch the inauguration proceedings. Space is limited, but library staff welcomes area residents to gather together between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to view live coverage of the day's proceedings.

Check out the excellent article by Kara Clark with lots more details on how the Presidential Inauguration could affect Loudoun County.

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  1. It's going to be pretty crazy :)

    I'm not sure that our local travel will be all that snarled, except for the areas around Dulles North. Hopefully things will go on smoothly for all those attending and working the various events.

  2. I am traveling from Maryland to Charlottesvile via 495, 66, 29S. Does anyone know if there is going to be a major delay on the Inauguration Day? Thank you!