There'll be Unlimited Fun - but Limited Parking
Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010
June 4, 2004
Starting Friday, June 11, at the Government Center, There'll be Unlimited Fun - but Limited Parking
The show must go on — but so must citizens’ ability to conduct business with the county. Because Celebrate Fairfax! will pitch its tents on Friday, June 11, visitor parking at the Government Center will be extremely limited, bus routes will be adjusted and some roads and entrances will be closed. Every effort has been made to minimize the impact on citizens’ access to the building — while providing a festive celebration. Once the magic fades and the tents are struck, it will be business as usual at the Government Center on Monday, June 14.
With the county’s award-winning Web site, however, there is no need for citizens to get on the road to the Government Center — just to get online instead. Residents can do everything from renewing library books to paying property taxes at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eservices. For those wishing to obtain vehicle decals or pay their taxes, visit the county’s Department of Tax Administration at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta.
Road Closures Starting Thursday, June 10
Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, until 6 a.m. Monday, June 14, the central vehicle entrance to the Government Center, located at the intersection of Post Forest Road and Government Center Parkway, will be closed. Starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 11, the north entrance to the Government Center will be closed until Monday at 6 a.m. (This is the entrance located nearest the intersection of Monument Drive and Government Center Parkway.) From 6 p.m. Friday, June 11, until 6 a.m. Monday, June 14, Government Center Parkway will be closed between Monument Drive and Post Forest Road.
Visitor Parking on Friday, June 11
On Friday, June 11, visitors will find parking in the lot on the left, closest to the building. If no spaces are available, visitors will be directed elsewhere by security officers. On Friday, please be aware that cars will only be able to enter the Government Center from the south entrance at Forum Drive. All other entrances will be closed.
Fairfax CONNECTOR Route Changes (From Monday, June 7, to Sunday,
During the entire week of Monday, June 7, to Sunday, June, 13, CONNECTOR buses will not enter the Government Center, and Routes 605, 621 and 623 will be altered as follows:
• Routes 605, 621 and 623: These routes will not enter the Government
• Route 605 Northbound: This route will start at the Yellow Gate of the Celebrate Fairfax! festival on Government Center Parkway, turn left onto Post Forest Road, turn right onto West Ox Road and then turn right onto Legato Road where regular routing will be resumed.
• Route 605 Southbound at Monument Drive and Government Center Parkway: These buses will continue on Monument Drive to Government Center Parkway, make a right on Government Center Parkway and proceed to the Yellow Gate of the festival where the route will end.
• Route 621 and Route 623: Afternoon trips will continue on Government Center Parkway and make a left turn onto Post Forest Road.
• Route 623: In the mornings, these buses will continue on Government Center Parkway to Monument Drive.
For more information about these route changes or to make reasonable ADA accommodations, please contact Karen Robinson with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation at 703-324-1442, TTY 703-324-1102.
Don’t Miss Celebrate Fairfax! 2004
Although parking will be limited at the Government Center on June 11, the fun will not be. Celebrate Fairfax! 2004, the county’s annual festival, will run from Friday, June 11, at 6 p.m. to Sunday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.
There will be no parking near Celebrate Fairfax!, but free shuttle buses will transport festival goers. Shuttles will be available at Fair Lakes Circle and Fair Oaks Mall, running from 5 p.m. Friday - 12:30 a.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Saturday - 12:30 a.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. On Saturday and Sunday only, Fairfax CONNECTOR will shuttle passengers for free between the Vienna Metro and Celebrate Fairfax! Starting at 9 a.m. on both days, this service will run every half hour, with the last shuttle returning to the Metro at half an hour after the festival’s close on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about Celebrate Fairfax!,
please visit www.celebratefairfax.com
or call 703-324-3247, TTY 800-828-1120.