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Parrotheads Blamed for Construction Delays…Again

Interchange improvements near Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater may wait until after Jimmy Buffett concert.

Interchange improvements near Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater may wait until after Jimmy Buffett concert.
Interchange improvements near Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater may wait until after Jimmy Buffett concert.

For the second year in a row, road construction in the Bristow area will likely be delayed until after a Jimmy Buffett concert at nearby Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater.

This time, it's work on the $216 million interchange improvements at Lee Highway and Linton Hall Road. County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart tells WTOP the delays are unofficially due to concert traffic.

"We do know that they are very concerned about Jiffy Lube Live and the concerts, especially the Jimmy Buffett concert," Stewart told WTOP.

A summer staple, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Refer Band will perform at Jiffy Lube Live on Aug. 16.

The Virginia Department of Transportation notes the Linton Hall intersection work is one of the largest construction projects in Virginia.

Last summer, VDOT leaders delayed the opening of a new $200 million Gainesville bridge because it was scheduled for the same weekend as a sold-out Jimmy Buffett concert at Jiffy Lube Live.

Shelly July 02, 2014 at 06:47 AM
Pack extra snacks and reset the tailgate because it takes HOURS to get out of that parking lot after the Jimmy Buffett concert. Generally people are very orderly so it goes smoothly, but the roads are clearly not able to handle that volume of traffic even with officers directing the flow.

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