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Prince William warns about sesquicentennial traffic

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The Prince William County Visitors Bureau will be hosting the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run commemorative events July 21-24, 2011. Additional sesquicentennial activities will occur in the City of Manassas July 19 – 24.

Heavy traffic should be expected on these dates in the City of Manassas as well as on routes 29 and 234 in the area of the Manassas National Battlefield Park. (A complete list of events and times can be found at the visitor’s Bureau web site

For the Civil War Re-enactment on July 23rd and 24th, attendees will be asked to park at Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, VA 20136. Charter buses will take people to the re-enactment site on Brawner Farm. The bus route from Jiffy Lube Live will be Wellington Road to University Boulevard to Route 29 North to Pageland Lane.

There will be no public parking on Pageland Lane or near Brawner Farm. Pageland Lane will be closed to the public from Artemus Road to Route 29 on the 23rd and 24th beginning at 5:30 AM and continuing until 6:30 PM both days.

For events occurring in the City of Manassas the Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road Manassas, VA 20112 will be used for public parking. Shuttle busses will take you to the events.

– 1st Sgt. Kim Chinn

Public Information Office Supervisor

Mounted Unit Supervisor

Prince William County Police

8900 Freedom Center Boulevard

Manassas, VA 20110