City streets to close as thousands march up Monument from Monroe Park

Posted at 10:38 AM, Aug 12, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. -- On Saturday there will be no parking on many city streets, along with road closures, as marchers take to the street in an organized demonstration.

An estimated 10,000 low-wage workers are expected to march down Monument Avenue, in the culmination of the first-ever “Fight for $15” movement convention hosted by the Service Employees International Union. The convention runs Friday through Saturday [Read more about the march,here.]

Advocates with the “Fight for $15” group want policymakers and big businesses to take steps towards passing a $15 per hour minimum wage.

The march is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. on  August 13.

“No Parking” zones go into effect in areas around the route, such as West Franklin Street and Monument Avenue, at 8 a.m. Saturday and will be in place until 5 p.m. Cars parked along the race course will be towed.

During the event, motorists should expect traffic delays along Boulevard, Belvidere Street, Broad Street and Main Street. Portions of major thoroughfares, including West Franklin Street and Monument Avenue, will be closed as well as several side streets.

Street closures will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m on Saturday. Residents are encouraged to avoid areas along the route.

The streets closed will be West Franklin, Monument Avenue, North Lombardy Street, North Allen Street, Birch Street, Boyd Street, Ryland Street, North Harrison Street, North Laurel Street, Shafer Street and North Pine Street.

These streets will be closed

These streets will be closed



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