NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The MGM National Harbor casino will open its doors on December 8th.
The opening will be perfectly timed for the holiday season - but could also mean for traffic headaches if you're commuting in and around the area.
Prince George's County police admit there will be congestion when the casino finally opens. In October, the department and other county officials met with residents to reveal their plan to ease traffic.
Grand Opening Highlights
Thursday, December 8
Expected attendance: 25,000 - 30,000 (24 hour period)
Estimated number of vehicles: 9,000 - 10,000 (24 hour period)
Areas of concern: traffic flow, parking, community access
Peak Traffic Times (Expected)
7 p.m. - 12 p.m. nightly
Thursday - Saturday
There will be heavy congestion along Oxon Hill Road near the MGM Casino.
The congestion could impact travel in and around the Oxon Hill area. PGPD will visible at all major intersections. Please take alternative routes around the area. This will be most important during peak business times.
During peak times local traffic should avoid Oxon Hill Road and use Indian Head Hwy as an alternative.
Please keep in mind pedestrian safety and please pay attention to traffic patterns. We recommend giving yourself extra time for travel from December 8-18.
Fort Washington/Oxon Hill
Temple Hills/Forest Heights
Impacted Intersections (Expected)
Oxon Hill Road at:
MGM National Boulevard
Bald Eagle Road
More from police: http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/2628/MGM-Traffic-Plan