Board of Appeals
Board of Investment Trustees
Community Engagement Cluster
Community Use of Public Facilities
Correction & Rehabilitation
County Attorney's Office
County Executive's Office
Emergency Mgmt & Homeland Security
Fire and Rescue Service
Health & Human Services
Housing and Community Affairs
Legislative Oversight Office
Management and Budget Office
Merit System Protection Board
Public Information Office
State's Attorney's Office
Zoning & Administrative Hearings
For Immediate Release: 6/2/2011
|Local Traffic, Parking Guidelines For 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club|
Local traffic representatives from Montgomery County, Maryland State Highway Administration, Virginia Department of Transportation, Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and other state and municipal agencies have been involved in the year-long planning process with the United States Golf Association.
“General spectators without a championship-specific parking pass should park in one of the designated spectator parking areas or use an alternative form of transportation such as Metro, buses, biking, or taxi service,” said Emil Wolanin, chief traffic engineer for the County’s Department of Transportation. “Traffic volumes in the vicinity of the club will be heavy, so utilizing the satellite parking system will be the fastest, most convenient way to get to the Open.”
The USGA will operate approximately 180 shuttle buses from both parking areas daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.. The shuttles will run continuously and will drop off spectators in close proximity to the Main Admission Gate.
Spectators MUST make a shuttle reservation in advance, for an additional cost, directly with TMS by visiting www.tms-llc.com/usopen/. For specific schedule and fare information, go to Metro’s website at www.wmata.com or call 202-637-7000.
The passenger, taxi or limousine drop-off will not be accessible via River Rd. Norwood School will also serve as the designated site for bicycle parking.
Groups of spectators arriving at the championship by private coach bus or mini bus will not be allowed to access the passenger, taxi or limousine drop-off. They will be directed by law enforcement personnel to park at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, where U.S. Open shuttles will transport them to the championship.
Accessible parking spaces will be available at all championship parking areas for vehicles displaying appropriate HP/DP license plates or placards. Individuals requiring lift-equipped transportation can receive additional information by contacting the championship office at 888-823-4465.
Due to U.S. Open parking, traffic delays can be expected during peak arrival and departure times (7-11 a.m. and 3:30-7:30 p.m.) in the immediate vicinity of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and Crown Farm, including, but not limited to, the following locations:
Shuttle traffic will be heavy along the primary routes in and around Congressional Country Club. Motorists should expect significant delays when traveling along the following routes:
For more information about the organization, check the USGA website.
|Release ID: 11-178|
Return to News Releases