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New Access Road to E.C. Lawrence Ballfields about to open

November 8, 2019
RELEASE: IMMEDIATE
CONTACT: Michelle T. Holland
703-586-0487Michelle.Holland@VDOT.Virginia.Gov
New Access Road to E.C. Lawrence Park Ballfields to Open on or About November 13New entrance, expanded parking located off Stonecroft Boulevard north of the athletic fields
FAIRFAX – A new access road to the E.C. Lawrence Park athletic fields will open on or about Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, as part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Transform 66 Project. The new entrance will have an address of 5000 Stonecroft Boulevard and is on the north side of the park, accessible from Westfields Boulevard. The existing park entrance from Route 28 will remain open temporarily for inbound traffic only before it closes permanently in December. The project has also added 115 new parking spaces near the ballfields. “Moving the entrance to the E.C. Lawrence Park ballfields is necessary as we work to remove the remaining traffic signals on Route 28 north of I-66,” said Susan Shaw, P.E., VDOT Director of Megaprojects.  “As construction advances in the Route 28 corridor, we ask motorists to be alert to changing traffic patterns.”
Starting on or about Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, drivers can access the park as follows:  From I-66 and other points to the south, take Route 28 North to the exit for Westfields Boulevard West, turn left at the traffic signal to Stonecroft Boulevard, then turn right at the new park entrance.From Route 50 and other points to the north, take Route 28 South to the exit for Westfields Boulevard West, turn left at the traffic signal to Stonecroft Boulevard, then turn right at the new park entrance. The existing park entrance from Route 28 will remain open temporarily as an entrance for inbound traffic only. Traffic will not be permitted to exit the park at Route 28. This entrance will close permanently in December 2019.The address for the area of the park west of Route 28 is being changed to 5000 Stonecroft Boulevard to assist with navigation to the new entrance.Access to the Walney Visitor Center, Cabell’s Mill, and other E.C. Lawrence Park facilities on the east side of Route 28 are not impacted by this change. 
A shared-use path will be constructed adjacent to the new access road and open in 2020.  Park access will be improved further when Stonecroft Boulevard is connected with Poplar Tree Road via a new bridge being built over Route 28 that is scheduled to open in November 2020.
Additional information on the work along the Route 28 corridor for the Transform 66 Project can be found on the project website transform66.org
On November 18, VDOT and its private partner for the Transform 66 Project will host an open house and project construction update for the Centreville area and Route 28 corridor at Stone Middle School, 5500 Sully Park Drive, Centreville, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
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