MARTINSVILLE, Va.—The Virginia Department of Transportation encourages race fans driving to and from Martinsville Speedway for the Goody's Fast Relief 500 race on April 1 to follow recommended traffic patterns as posted on signs and message boards.
VDOT will place many signs and changeable message boards throughout the region to assist travelers. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be heavy. Traffic is being routed to the speedway in certain patterns to minimize overall congestion as much as possible.
- From Danville and areas east of Martinsville: Motorists on the Route 58 Bypass should follow signs directing them to use the track's back gate. This entrance is located off the bypass, east of the track.
- From Greensboro and areas south of Martinsville: Route 220 northbound traffic will split into three lanes shortly before reaching the speedway. Motorists should watch for electronic message boards and obey police directing traffic. Through traffic should use the left lane.
- From Stuart and areas west of Martinsville: Motorists should stay on Route 58 east and follow signs and message boards to the track.
Those attending the race should closely follow directional information and plan to arrive early and expect heavy traffic and delays.