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Soil Conservation Road Realignment Nearing Completion - News Media Invited to Learn More and Share with the Community
With the Soil Conservation Road realignment project in Greenbelt, Md about to be completed, members of the news media are invited to a community briefing on Oct. 12 and a road dedication ceremony on Oct. 18 so they will be able to inform area residents of the road changes happening soon. The actual redirection of the road is planned for Oct. 27.

The community forum on Oct. 12 will begin at 5:30 pm at the GSFC Visitor Center. Goddard managers and members of the planning team will be on hand to answer questions.

The ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 18 will include GSFC Center Director Ed Weiler along with other NASA managers. Local, state and county officials have been invited. Media covering the event should be at the Goddard Visitor Center no later than 12 noon. Transportation to the ceremony site will be provided.

There are three main aspects of the realignment project. First, drivers coming off of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway / Powder Mill Road and traveling south on the upper portion of the original Soil Conservation Road will need to bear to the left at an intersection to stay on the new Soil Conservation Road which later becomes Good Luck Road and then intersects with Greenbelt Road.

Secondly, those drivers on Greenbelt Road who wish to travel north on Soil Conservation Road will have to turn at the intersection with Good Luck Road and will then be able to pick up the new portion of Soil Conservation Road.

Finally, individuals wanting to go to the Goddard Visitor Center, will still use Greenbelt Road and turn at the original Soil Conservation Road intersection. This road is being renamed ICESat Road. Drivers will then make a left onto the new WMAP Road to access the Goddard Visitor Center.

A map showing the upcoming road changes is available at: + Road Reroute

News media that plan to attend either event should contact Michelle Jones in the Goddard public affairs office by calling (301) 286-8102 on or before October 12.

Michelle Jones
Goddard Space Flight Center