WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 22, 2019) - The Dash's 10th anniversary season at BB&T Ballpark will begin Thursday, April 11. As the organization prepares to celebrate this monumental milestone, the team has revealed new traffic plans to provide fans easy access to BB&T Ballpark. There is a 1.2-mile stretch of Business 40 near the ballpark that will be closed during the 2019 season. By taking advantage of the recommended traffic patterns below, fans can best avoid any delays in their normal ballpark commute.
The new BB&T Ballpark traffic map can be found here. The map includes step-by-step instructions for fans that are also outlined below:
From the North (VIDEO): Merge onto US-52 S. Take Martin Luther King Dr. and take a left onto Marshall St. until you get to Fifth St. and take a right. Follow Fifth St. to Broad St. and take a left. Take the Broad St. entrance on the right into the ballpark.
From the East (from Business 40 Westbound) (VIDEO): Merge onto US-52 S. Take Research Pkwy exit. Turn right onto Research Pkwy. Turn left onto City Yard Dr. then continue on to Salem Ave. Take a right on Broad St. then crossover Business 40 Bridge. Take the Broad St. entrance on the left into the ballpark.
From the West (VIDEO): Merge onto I-40 E. Merge onto Business 40 E/US 421 S will come to an end at the Peters Creek Pkwy Exit, Exit 5A. Take Peters Creek Pkwy Exit and turn right at the light. Follow Peters Creek to Broad St. and take a right. Crossover First St. and then take the Broad St. entrance on the right into the ballpark.
From the South (VIDEO): Merge onto US-52 N. Merge onto I-40 W via Exit 109B. Take Peters Creek Pkwy exit, Exit 192. Turn left onto Peters Creek Pkwy for three miles. Take a right on Broad St. and crossover First St. Take Broad St. entrance on the right into the ballpark.
"We have been very pleased with the communication from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the contractors involved with the project," said Dash Team President C.J. Johnson. "We have already hosted over 70 events since the road closed, and our guests have experienced little to no delays in their commute to the ballpark. We are confident that the traffic plans we have developed will allow Dash fans to continue to have unimpeded access to our ballpark parking lots."
Construction for the $99.2 million project started in November of 2018. The renovations include replacing the existing roadway pavement, modernizing entrance and exit ramps, replacing nine vehicular bridges and two pedestrian bridges, lengthening the acceleration and deceleration lanes between ramps, widening existing roadway shoulders and adding new shoulders and building portions of a multi-use path from Lockland Avenue and Liberty Street. It is expected to be completed in early 2020.
"The construction on the Broad Street bridge was not expected to even start until next fall. However, the acceleration package allowed the contractor Flatiron to bring on more subcontractors. Those additional resources made it possible for us to open the Broad Street bridge this spring in time for the first pitch of the 10th anniversary season at BB&T Ballpark," said Greta Lint, NCDOT Business 40 Communications Officer.
Meanwhile, the Downtown Dash Shuttle will once again be available for all Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dash games. The shuttle runs from 30 minutes before the game to 30 minutes after the game. The Center City West Garage, located on Fourth Street, offers free parking on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Dash shuttle picks up at the garage, providing fans access to safe, free parking and a free shuttle to the game.
The Dash's home slate kicks off on Thursday, April 11, against the Potomac Nationals. Single-game tickets for Winston-Salem's 70-game home schedule are on sale now. To guarantee your seats, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com.
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