Aug 24, 2009
HOWARD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
For release: Aug. 24, 2009 Contact: Elizabeth Schroen
Traffic delays and road closures expected
Sunday for Virgin Mobile FreeFest
On Sunday, Aug. 30, motorists are advised to expect traffic congestion and delays in the area of Merriweather Post Pavilion and The Mall in Columbia due to the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which is expected to draw 30,000 concertgoers.
Starting at 10 a.m., police will be directing traffic on Little Patuxent Parkway, Brokenland Parkway, South Entrance Road and Hickory Ridge Road. Delays are also expected on U.S. 29. Police will be using message boards and additional signage to assist motorists.
Little Patuxent Parkway from Brokenland Parkway to South Entrance Road will be closed to through traffic from 8:30 a.m. to midnight. Full access to The Mall in Columbia and Toby’s Dinner Theatre will be available, however, motorists should plan ahead and allow extra travel time.