UCI race road closures and alternate routes for Thursday Sept. 24

Posted at 11:35 PM, Sep 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-24 07:55:58-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Thursday is not a race day, but rather a trial day on the Road Circuit course. The road closures that go into effect from 9 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. will be the same roads that close Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as the Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championship races.

Richmond City schools get out of school early on Thursday, and are off on Friday.

The race course only winds through Richmond and will shut down neighborhoods in the Fan, some of Broad Street, downtown, Shockoe Bottom, and Church Hill.

Road Circuit Course. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Road Circuit Course. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Roads affected:

E. Broad Street
W. Broad Street
N. Belvidere Street
W. Franklin Street
Monument Avenue
Davis Avenue
N. Lombardy Street
W. Main Street
N. 15th Street
Dock Street
N. 29th Street
E. Franklin Street
N. 25th Street
N. 18th Street
Governor Street

Ramp closures:
  • I-95 north/south Exit 74C to Broad Street (closed to westbound traffic)
    • Note: this is a continuous closure Sept. 19-27
  • I-95 south Exit 74B ramp to Franklin Street will be closed
Drivers are encouraged to use the following alternate routes:
  • To the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) area: Take Exit 75 (I-64 east/3rd Street).
  • To the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) campus/Fan area: Take Exit 78 (the Boulevard) south to Cary Street (Route 147).
  • To the Capitol area: Take Exit 73 (Maury Street) and follow the posted detour.
  • To Shockoe area: From I-95 north, take Exit 74C (E. Broad Street).

The last three days of the UCI are forecasted to bring the most spectators into town. There will be two extra Fan Zones, at Libby Hill and also at 23rd and Franklin Street. Those will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

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