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Richmond 2015 road closures

RICHMOND, Va. – Navigating the city will require some planning over the next nine days.

As the events get started Saturday, Sept. 19, with two trials on two different courses, at two different times in the day, you can expect road closures.

There will be two training days (Sat. and Thursday) during the 2015 Road World Championships, during which street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect exactly as if the courses were being utilized for races.

Note that there are two separate courses utilized for training sessions on Saturday, September 19: training on the Team Time Trial course in the morning, and training on the Individual Time Trial course in the afternoon.

The Team Time Trial starts at 9 a.m. at Lewis Ginter. Training ends at noon. Roads are expected to reopen at 1 p.m., UNLESS they are being used in the other training session.

Team Time Trial Closures Green is Course, Purple is Closures. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Team Time Trial Closures
Green is Course, Purple is Closures. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Roads affected by Team Time Trial Course:
Lakeside Avenue/Hermitage Rd
N. Boulevard
Monument Avenue
N. Belvidere Street
W. Broad Street
N. 2nd Street
E. Main Street
S. 15th Street
Dock Street (parallel with Capital Trail)
Nicholson Street
Williamsburg Road
Hatcher Street
Newton Road
New Osbourne Turnpike
Osbourne Turnpike
New Market Road
Battlefield Park Road
Mill Road
Osbourne Turnpike
Old Osbourne Turnpike
Main Street
Governor Street
Broad Street

Neighborhoods affected:
Lakeside, Scott’s Addition, Fan District, Downtown, Shockoe, Varina, Broad Street (Belvidere to 2nd St. and Gov. St. to 5th)

Time Trial Circuit. Course in black, closures in blue. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Time Trial Circuit. Course in black, closures in blue. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Also on Saturday, Sept. 19, the Individual Time Trial starts at the Convention Center, at 1 p.m. Roads for that close at noon, unless they were already closed for the Team Trial races.

Roads affected:

N. 3rd Street
E. Broad Street
W. Broad Street
N. Belvidere Street
W. Franklin Street
Monument Avenue
N. Davis Avenue
N. Laurel Street
W. Main Street
S. Belvidere Street
Riverside Drive
W. 20th Street
Stonewall Avenue (back to Belvidere, then Broad)
S. 2nd Street
E. Main Street
Governor Street

Neighborhoods affected:

Downtown, Fan District, South Richmond (small area near the Robert E. Lee Bridge) and Broad Street (from 5th to 12th and Belvidere to 3rd St.)

SUNDAY

The Team Trials start at 11:30 a.m., with roads closing an hour ahead (as is par for the course in most situations). Lewis Ginter is free all day.

Roads affected:
Lakeside Avenue/Hermitage Rd
N. Boulevard
Monument Avenue
N. Belvidere Street
W. Broad Street
N. 2nd Street
E. Main Street
S. 15th Street
Dock Street (parallel with Capital Trail)
Nicholson Street
Williamsburg Road
Hatcher Street
Newton Road
New Osbourne Turnpike
Osbourne Turnpike
New Market Road
Battlefield Park Road
Mill Road
Osbourne Turnpike
Old Osbourne Turnpike
Main Street
Governor Street
Broad Street

Neighborhoods affected:
Lakeside, Scott’s Addition, Fan District, Downtown, Shockoe, Varina, Broad Street (Belvidere to 2nd St. and Gov. St. to 5th)

Navigate Richmond is a website that gives you a day-by-day look at the UCI Road World Championship races, with info about the two things everyone is preoccupied with, parking and road closures.

But the website also details daily race courses, shuttle stops, remote parking and course crossings. Here is how to easily use the website and get info without freaking out.

2015 WORLDS GUIDE SITE

So, everyone wants to figure out road closures and parking.

  • On-street parking restrictions and reopenings that are specific to one or more days are listed in the NAVIGATE page for each day of the race. Select the correct day and then on the corresponding MAP LEGEND, select what you want to know: ramp closures, street closures, and/or course crossings.

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  • To get a general overview of parking restrictions that primarily deal with event parking for spectators accessing Worlds by car, select the PARKING tab.
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CLICK TO ENLARGE

  • Select the day you need to know about. Long-term on-street parking restrictions are outlined in the Roads Guide Overview.
CLICK TO ENLARGE

CLICK TO ENLARGE

  • Toggle the MAP LEGEND to figure out: no parking, course layout, shuttle stops, remote parking, and course crossings.
CLICK TO ENLARGE

CLICK TO ENLARGE

Now, a lot of people believe that they will not be able to cross the course, but that is not true. There will be instances when cyclists are making multiple laps and there will be a lengthy amount of time between packs of riders.

Course marshalls and police officers will be positioned at the course crossings.

We also have a WTVR.COM/UCI guide that details in list form which roads and neighborhoods will be shut down daily by each course.

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CLICK TO ENLARGE

  • Now, about long-term parking restrictions. There are some. People will be fighting for parking spaces.
  • Long-term on-street parking restrictions are outlined in the Roads Guide Overview (PDF).
  • This info is not as presented in toggleable map form. YOU HAVE TO READ.