Skip to comments.Obama to visit Richmond, VA Thursday Oct. 25
Posted on 10/23/2012 11:52:14 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
Road Closures, Detours Ahead Of Obamas Visit Thursday
Richmond, VABeginning Wednesday, several streets with be closed in the Carillon and Byrd Park neighborhoods, in preparation for President Obama's visit to the area on Thursday.
Starting Wednesday, special parking regulation will go into effect on Rugby Road. Towing will begin at 6:00 AM Thursday in the immediate area of the Carillon Park.
Police will be restricting traffic flow all day Thursday. Although officers may need to stop traffic at various times during the day, it is not expected to cause significant delays or backups.
There will be no parking at the Carillon Park for the President's event. All ticketed attendees must park at City Stadium; they will then be bussed to the Carillon.
The following streets will be closed 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday: Wilbon Road Rugby Road Park Drive Between Shirley Lane and Blanton Avenue Blanton Avenue Trafford Road between Blanton and Spottswood Road Bute Lane east at Rugby Road Carillon Court Garrett Street between Blanton Avenue and Walpole Street Douglasdale Road east of Walpole Street Condie east of Walpole Street French Street east of Walpole Street Grant Street east of Walpole Street South Sheppard Street south of Maplewood Avenue (except for school employees) Stroller's Lane
Byrd Park Vita Course, Barker Field, Dogwood Dell parking lots and Carillon Park will all be closed for the event Thursday.
Drivers may use the following detour routes to avoid delay on Thursday:
For northbound traffic from the Nickel Bridge--
All traffic northbound will be detoured at Shirley Lane to Shield's Lake Court to Amelia Street to Meadow Street north bound.
For southbound traffic from the Boulevard--
The Downtown Expressway entrance will remain open.
Remaining traffic will be detoured at the Columbus Monument (Blanton Avenue) east to Idlewood Avenue to Meadow Street south to Amelia Street to Shield's Lake Court to Shirley Lane to Park Drive south to the bridge.
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How cordial can this visit be after 0 threw the shipbuilders under the bus last night?
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I am so glad that BO is not in play in Texas. At least we don’t have to put up with these insane types of interruptions to our lives or listen to all the endless campaign commercials.
It’s nice for the good Richmond folks on our side to know what part of town to avoid.
I was stuck out one time when Obama was in my town and couldn’t get home. All the possible ways were blocked until his motorcade was gone. I just had to wait it out and it was frustrating.
I knew ahead of time that he was going to be there, but just didn’t know the extent to which the town would be closed down.
Mitt Romney will also be at Battlefield HS in Haymarket on Sunday, October 28 doors open at 10:00am and event begins at 12 noon.
Go to http://www.mittromney.com/states/virginia to RSVP and print your ticket(s)!
With everyone in the ship building industry ready to run him out of town, I’m sure.