TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple Road Closures and Limited Access in Crystal City During 5K Fridays

 

ARLINGTON, Va. – Please be aware that numerous roads will be closed each Friday from April 5th, 2013 to April 26th, 2013 between the hours of 6:15 PM and 7:45 PM due to the Crystal Run – 5K Fridays series. Please plan accordingly.

The following lane closures will be in effect:

  • North Bound Lanes of Crystal Drive between 23rd Street and 15th Street
  • North Bound Lanes of Crystal Drive between 26th Street and Route 1
  • North Bound Lanes of Potomac Avenue between Crystal Drive and Glebe Road
  • 33rd Street between Potomac Avenue and Crystal Drive
  • S. Ball Street between 33rd Street and 35th Street
  • Access to and from the South Bound Lanes of Potomac Avenue between Crystal Drive and 33rd Street will be restricted by Arlington County PD posts permitting crossing of the race route only when deemed safe

**Roads & properties north of 15th Street previously impacted by this race will not be affected.

***South Bound Lanes of Crystal Drive will remain open***

VRE Riders of Fredericksburg Line Train #313 (departs Crystal City at 6:53p) and the Manassas Line Train # 337 (departs Crystal City at 7:01p)

Please add 5-10 minutes of on-foot travel time to get to the station. Walk up the WEST side of Crystal Drive and cross at the crosswalk located directly across the street from the station. You may have to wait a few minutes for a gap of sufficient size to safely cross.

In addition, street parking in the area will be restricted in the following areas:

All parking on east side of the Crystal Drive from S. 12th Street and Crystal Drive to S. 23th and Crystal Drive

All parking on both sides of Crystal Drive from S. 26th Street to S. 27th Street

All Parking on the west side of Potomac Ave between Glebe and 3650 Garage Exit Southbound

 Motorists should be on the lookout for temporary “No Parking” signs. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, call 703-228-4252.

Impacted Garage Facilities

Water Park Towers (Residents of 1501 and 1505 Crystal Drive): Access to the northern driveway entrance onto and from Crystal Drive will not be impacted during the race. Access restrictions to the two southern driveway entrances, however, will be in place for the duration of the race. There may also be a brief delay in the ability to turn left onto Crystal Drive from 15th Street during the peak race period – ACPD will determine based on safety. Please plan accordingly and provide notification to your residents, staff and guests. Regional road closures, however, may affect how you get to/from this facility.

Crystal Place Apartments and Crystal Park Condominiums (1801 and 1805 Crystal Drive): Access restrictions will be in place for garage and driveway entrances/exits to this facility for the duration of the race. Please note that the rear alley access route will NOT be accessible. Onsite Arlington County Police Department Officers may allow garage access from the entrance across from 18th Street only when deemed safe.

Gateway Condominiums & Waterford House (1200 and 1300 Crystal Drive and 200 12th Street): There may be a brief delay in the ability to turn left onto Crystal Drive from 15th Street during the peak race period – ACPD will determine based on safety. Otherwise, access to garage facilities will not be impacted during the race. Please plan accordingly and provide notification to your residents, staff, and guests. Regional road closures, however, may affect how you get to/from this facility.

Jefferson Plaza 1 and 2 (1411 and 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway): There may be a brief delay in the ability to turn left onto Crystal Drive from 15th Street during the peak race period – ACPD will determine based on safety. Otherwise, access to garage facilities will not be impacted during the race. Please plan accordingly and provide notification to your staff and tenants. Regional road closures, however, may affect how you get to/from this facility.

Crowne Plaza Hotel: There may be a brief delay in the ability to turn left onto Crystal Drive from 15th Street during the peak race period – ACPD will determine based on safety. Otherwise, access to garage facilities will not be impacted during the race. Please plan accordingly and provide notification to your staff and guests. Regional road closures, however, may affect how you get to/from this facility.

Crystal Park 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (2011, 2121, 2231, 2345, and 2451 Crystal Drive): Employees, tenants, and visitors parking in the garage facilities of the Crystal Park buildings will be impacted by this road closure. Please note that the garage entrance and exit along the rear access alley behind Park 5 will be closed for the duration of the event. Access restrictions will be in place for the garage entrance/exit at 2011 Crystal Drive for the duration of the race, however, an on-site Arlington County Police Department Officer may allow access across the road closure when deemed safe. Note that the garage entrance/exit at 2345 Crystal Drive will not be affected. All vehicles should be directed to exit at the 2345 Crystal Drive entrance/exit or plan to leave prior to or after the closure period. Parking in the surface lot surrounding the courtyard in front of 2121 Crystal Drive will also be restricted and inaccessible during this time.

One & Two Potomac Yard (2777 Crystal Drive): Employees, tenants, and visitors parking in the garage facilities of One & Two Potomac Yard will be impacted by this road closure. Please note that garage entrances and exits along Crystal Drive and Potomac Avenue will be closed for the duration of the event. Onsite Arlington County Police Department Officers may allow garage access from the entrance/exit along Potomac Avenue only when deemed safe. Please direct vehicles to enter/exit from this garage access point or to leave/arrive prior to or after the planned road closures. A second ACPD access point will be located at 33rd and Potomac Avenue and will permit the crossing of the course only when deemed safe.

Concord Luxury Residences (2600 Crystal Drive): The garage entrance along Crystal Drive for the Concord Luxury Residences will not be accessible for the duration of the race. If you need your vehicle during this time period, please plan to exit/enter the garage from the Clark Street exit/entrance. Daily parkers will NOT be able to access the Clark Street exit/entrance and should plan to exit/enter the facility prior to or after the planned road closures.

Gateway 3 & 4 - North (201 12th Street): Access to garage facilities will not be impacted during the race. Please plan accordingly and provide notification to your staff and tenants. Regional road closures, however, may affect how you get to/from this facility.

Plaza Buildings (2100 & 2200 Crystal Drive and 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway and 2221 S. Clark Street and 220 Twentieth Street): Access to garages and driveway entrances for these facilities will be maintained. The southbound lanes of Crystal Drive will remain open throughout the course of the event. All employees, tenants, and visitors, however, should be informed of the surrounding closures as they may affect the most direct travel route to this facility.

Crystal Mall Buildings (1801, 1851, and 1901 S. Bell Street): Access to garages and driveway entrances for these facilities will be maintained. The south bound lanes of Crystal Drive will remain open throughout the course of the event. All employees, tenants, and visitors, however, should be informed of the surrounding closures as they may affect the most direct travel route to this facility.

Crystal Square Buildings (1550 & 1750 Crystal Drive; 251 & 241 18th Street; and 1515 Jefferson Davis Highway): Access to garages and driveway entrances for these facilities will be maintained. The south bound lanes of Crystal Drive will remain open throughout the course of the event. All employees, tenants, and visitors, however, should be informed of the surrounding closures as they may affect the most direct travel route to this facility.

Century Buildings (2450 Crystal Drive and 2461 S. Clark Street): Access to garage facilities will not be impacted during the race. Typical approaches to and from the building’s parking garages, however, will be affected due to closures of Crystal Drive south of 26th Street. Vehicles entering the facility will need to approach via S. Clark Street, 26th Street, and then head north on Crystal Drive. Vehicles leaving the facility will be able to exit normally onto Crystal Drive. Please plan accordingly and provide notification to your residents, staff and guests.

Taylor Building (2530 Crystal Drive): Access to garage facilities will not be impacted during the race. Typical approaches to and from the building’s parking garages, however, will be affected due to closures of Crystal Drive south of 26th Street. Vehicles entering the facility will need to approach via S. Clark Street, 26th Street, and then head north on Crystal Drive. Vehicles leaving the facility will be able to exit normally onto Crystal Drive. Please plan accordingly and provide notification to your residents, staff and guests.

Marriott Capital View Hotels - Renaissance and Residences Inn (2800 South Potomac Avenue & 2850 South Potomac Avenue): Access restrictions will be in place for garage entrances/exits to this facility for the duration of the race. Vehicles seeking to park should approach from S. Clark Street. They will encounter an ACPD post stationed at 27th and S. Clark Street. Officers will permit vehicles to cross the route only when deemed safe. During the approximately 15 minute peak period of the race, vehicles will be directed to head west on 27th Street and back up Route 1 to try again. For vehicles leaving the building, south bound lanes of Potomac Avenue between Crystal Drive and 33rd Street will remain open, however, an ACPD post at 33rd and Potomac Avenue will only permit the crossing of the race route when deemed safe.

Camden Apartments (3535 S Ball Street): Access to garages and driveway entrances for these facilities will be maintained. The western-most south bound lane of Potomac Avenue will remain open throughout the course of the event. All employees, tenants, and visitors, however, should be informed of the surrounding closures as they may affect the most direct travel route to this facility.

The Eclipse on Center Park Condominiums (3600 S. Glebe Road): Access to garages and driveway entrances for this facility will be maintained. The south bound lane of Potomac Avenue and a northbound lane between the Alexandria border and S. Glebe Road will remain open throughout the course of the event. All residents, employees, tenants, and visitors, however, should be informed of the surrounding closures as they may affect the most direct travel route to and from this facility.

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Media Contacts

Dustin Sternbeck
703-228-4331