Traffic Alert: President Obama to Hold Campaign Event in Leesburg

Leesburg, VA (July 31, 2012) – On Thursday, August 2, 2012, the President of the United States will visit Leesburg for a campaign event at Loudoun County High School at 415 Dry Mill Road SW.  A number of road closures will occur prior to and during the presidential visit. The campaign event is a ticketed event and no one will be admitted to the event area without a ticket.  It will not be possible to view any portion of the event from outside the event area.  Tickets are being distributed by the Obama for America re-election campaign.

In order to facilitate travel and safety during the presidential visit, the Leesburg Police Department advises everyone to avoid the area unless attending the event. Again, the event is a ticketed one and every attendee must have a ticket.  The following roads will be closed on Thursday, August 2, 2012:

  • Dry Mill Road, from Catoctin Circle to Wage Drive, beginning at 2:30pm through the end of the event.  Pedestrian traffic on Dry Mill Road will also be stopped prior to and during the visit.
  • Catoctin Circle, from Rosemeade Drive to Belmont Drive, beginning at 2:30pm through the end of the event.  Pedestrian traffic on Catoctin Circle will also be stopped prior to and during the visit.
  • Lee Avenue, from Dominion Academy to Dry Mill Rd., beginning at 6:30pm through the end of the event.  Pedestrian traffic on Lee Avenue will also be stopped prior to and during the visit. Neighborhoods off Dry Mill Road, west of Lee Drive, will be accessible via Dry Mill Road from west of the town limits.
  • W&OD Trail will be closed from Catoctin Circle to Wage Drive beginning at 6:30pm. The trail normally closes at dusk.

The Obama for America campaign recommends that attendees park at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds (17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg).  Shuttle buses will be available to transport attendees to and from the event.

Tickets for the event are being distributed by the Obama for America campaign at three locations:  Loudoun County High School (415 Dry Mill Road SW, Leesburg), the Leesburg campaign office (56 Sycolin Road SE, Leesburg) and the Sterling campaign office (46936 Benedict Drive, Suite 200, Sterling).  No one will be admitted to the event without a ticket.