Navigate the Worlds Roads Guides

GENERAL INFORMATION
Some streets and highways will be closed to vehicular traffic during the 2015 Road World Championships. While some closures last the entire duration of the 2015 Worlds, most will occur daily to accommodate race events, with roads closing before, and reopening after events. In order to minimize traffic impact, the majority of road closures will occur after morning rush hour and conclude before the afternoon commute. Road closures and re-openings that are specific to one or more days are included in the Navigate the Worlds Roads Guides, with information organized by day. Included in this Guide is an overview of the streets that will be impacted for the duration of the event, including those where on-street parking will be unavailable even if the streets are open to vehicular traffic before and after race events. For interactive mapping tools and answers to questions about how to navigate the World Championships.
E Many of the courses for daily race events will travel along the same streets, concentrating impacts lasting the duration of the 2015 Worlds in the fan, VCU campus, downtown, Shockoe Bottom, and Church Hill.
E Changes to on-street parking restrictions will be posted at least one week in advance of the first effective date for such changes. On-street parking will be prohibited on some streets for several consecutive days during the 2015 Worlds, generally where fencing and barriers block parking in areas used repeatedly during the 2015 Worlds. These long-term parking restrictions are outlined in this Guide. However, many parking restrictions will be temporary to accommodate training sessions or race events. An overview of the common elements of these restrictions is included in this Guide, and details of short-term on-street parking restrictions are available in the Navigate the Worlds Roads Guides by day.
E Some roads and highway ramps will close to through traffic without re-opening for several consecutive days immediately before, during, and immediately following the 2015 Worlds. These long-term closures are outlined in this Guide. However, most road and ramp closures will occur daily to accommodate training sessions or race events. An overview of the common elements of these closures is included in this Guide, and details of daily closures are outlined in the Navigate the Worlds Road Guides by day, and can generally be expected to begin approximately one hour before training sessions or race events start, and last up to an
hour after they finish.
E Crossing courses during race events or training sessions will be possible at designated vehicular crossing points. Vehicular crossing points are listed by day along with the daily closures in the Navigate the Worlds Roads Guides, and many are also highlighted in the Accessibility Areas section of this and the other Navigate the Worlds Roads Guides.
E There are substantial areas in the fan, downtown, Shockoe Bottom, Church Hill, and eastern Henrico County that are entirely bounded by some or all of the courses. For people traveling into these areas, please reference the Accessibility Areas section of this Guide showing the vehicular crossing points that provide access to these areas. Accessibility Area information is also included in the relevant Navigate the Worlds Road Guides by day.
E There will be impacts on the services of many transportation providers, including local GRTC and VCU RamRide buses, Greyhound, Megabus, and Amtrak Thruway regional buses, taxicabs, and others. Adjustments have been made to accommodate the race, and service will continue uninterrupted. Detail regarding impacts on transportation service providers can be found in the Navigate the Worlds Transit Guide, or in information available from individual transportation providers.
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DAILY ROAD, RAMP, AND ON-STREET PARKING OVERVIEW
GENERAL INFORMATION
There will be two training days 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.
* Roads closed for both the Team Time Trial Course and Individual Time Trial Circuit will not reopen between training sessions.
Date Training
(Course Use) Start Venue Roads
Close
Training
Starts
Training
Ends
Roads
Reopen
Sat.
9-19
Team Time Trial Lewis Ginter
Botanical Gardens 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 12:00 N 1:00 PM*
Sat.
9-19
Individual Time
Trial Convention Center 12:00 N 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
Thu
9-24
Road Circuit 5th Street
Finish Line 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 N 1:00 PM
E In addition to the long-term road and ramp closures and parking restrictions outlined above, some closures and restrictions will occur daily to accommodate race events.
E Roads included in the courses utilized for training sessions or race events on a given day will be closed to through traffic. These daily closures will begin approximately one hour before the first training session or race event begins, and roads will reopen approximately one hour after the final session or event concludes.
E Vehicles may cross the course at designated vehicular crossing points, facilitated by police. Cross streets that do not intersect the course at a designated vehicular crossing point will be closed to through traffic one block from the course. On-street parking will generally be allowed on such cross streets, and parts of these streets may remain locally accessible via alleys and driveways. Some minor streets may not reopen daily if they are utilized for events on subsequent days.
E Highway exit ramps that lead directly into roads included in the courses utilized for training sessions or race events on a given day will be closed approximately one hour before the first training session or race event begins, and roads will reopen approximately one hour after the final session or event concludes. Note that this may be one or more days later.
E On-street parking will not be allowed along roads included in the courses utilized for training sessions or race events on a given day. Parking restrictions will be in force from the evening prior to training sessions or race events on the courses, and will be lifted when streets reopen after the final session or event concludes.
Note that this may be one or more days later.

There will be seven days of race events during the 2015 Road World Championships, during which street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect for the courses being utilized for races.
* Event end times are projections. Actual end times may vary slightly, based on course conditions, total number of participants, and participant performance.
** On Friday, September 25, streets reopening will be limited following the U23 Men’s Road Race, as the Road Circuit will also be utilized for the amateur Conquer the Cobbles event Friday evening. Major roads leading into and out of the downtown area will be temporarily reopened to facilitate traffic flow during rush hour.
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LONG-TERM HIGHWAY RAMP CLOSURES
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E Because of the concentration of race activities downtown, and the long-term closure of Broad Street, Interstate 95 Exit 74C “West Broad Street” will be closed to both northbound and southbound traffic from Saturday, September 19 through Sunday, September 27. Interstate 95 Exit 74C “East Broad Street” will remain open to northbound traffic. Ambulances and fire and police vehicles will still have access to these ramps in event of emergency.
E Drivers on northbound I-95 are encouraged to utilize Exits 74C “East Broad Street” and 76A “Chamberlayne Ave” as a alternative entry points to the city.
E Drivers on southbound I-95 are encouraged to utilize Exit 75 “Interstate 64 East Williamsburg Norfolk” and take the immediate exit ramp to “3rd Street Coliseum Convention Center.”
E Northbound and southbound drivers may also access downtown and Interstate 195 North via Interstate 95 Exit 74A “Downtown Expressway,” but must be prepared to pay a toll.
E Additional closures impact I-95 northbound Entrances and southbound Exits 78 and 80 on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.
Street or Ramp Closure Parking Restriction (Notice Posted 1 Week in Advance)
Accessibility Area Race Course (Roads Closed, No Parking)
One-Way to Two Way Conversion or Contra-flow
Vehicular Course Crossing Point
Critical Routing/Detour Cab Stand Mass Transit Location
E Additional closures impact eastbound and westbound 195 Downtown Expressway “Belvidere Street” Exits on Saturday, September 19, Monday, September 21, and Tuesday, September 22.
E Additional closures impact southbound I-95 Exit 74B “Franklin St” from Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, September 27.
E Additional closures impact 895 Pocahontas Parkway exits for “New Market Road Laburnum Ave” on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.
E Additional closures impact eastbound and westbound I-295 Exit 41B “301 2 South Richmond” on Wednesday, September 23.
E When interstate ramp closures are in effect, digital signage will be in place to direct drivers.
E Daily highway ramp closures are outlined by day in the Navigate the Worlds Roads Guides.
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MONUMENT AVENUE, FRANKLIN STREET, AND ENVIRONS
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E From Thursday, September 17 through Tuesday, September 29, barriers will be in place along Monument Avenue and Franklin Street from Davis Avenue to Belvidere Street, and on-street parking will be prohibited.
These streets are used for almost all race events, but will be open to traffic before and following daily events.
E During this period, crossing Monument Avenue will be possible only at Meadow Street and Stuart Circle.
Davis Avenue, Strawberry Street, Allison Street, and Allen Street will be closed to through traffic from Grace Street to Park Avenue. These blocks of Davis, Strawberry, Allison, and Allen will remain accessible by alley or driveway, and accessible on-street parking will remain open.
E During this period, it will not be possible to turn onto Franklin Street from Ryland Street. Ryland will remain accessible by alley or driveway, and accessible on-street parking will remain open.
E Fan residents with access to private, off-street parking are encouraged to use it. Although our parking calculations suggest that most of the lost parking can be absorbed organically, Richmond 2015 and the City of Richmond are working on some additional measures to facilitate parking for residents. More information can be found in the Navigate the Worlds: Parking Guide.
Street or Ramp Closure
Parking Restriction (Notice Posted 1 Week in Advance)
Accessibility Area
Race Course (Roads Closed, No Parking)
One-Way to Two Way Conversion or Contra-flow
Vehicular Course Crossing Point
Critical Routing/Detour Cab Stand Mass Transit Location
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BROAD STREET AND MAIN STREET DOWNTOWN
E From 6:00 PM on Friday, September 11 through Wednesday, September 30, Broad Street will be closed to
traffic from 3rd Street to 7th Street, and on-street parking will be prohibited. The finish line for all race
events is at 5th Street on Broad, and this closure is to accommodate race infrastructure around that intersection.
Drivers are encouraged to use Leigh Street for east-west travel in the downtown area.
E During this period (September 11-30), 4th Street will be closed to through traffic one block south of Broad, and on-street parking will be prohibited.
E From Friday, September 11 through Friday, September 17, 5th Street will close to through traffic one block north and south of Broad, but will remain accessible by alley or driveway south of Broad, and on-street parking here will remain open. 5th Street will close to through traffic from Jackson Street to Broad from Saturday, September 18 through Monday, September 27.
E From Saturday, September 12 through Tuesday, September 28, 6th Street will close to through traffic one block north and south of Broad, but will remain accessible from the deck at 6th and Marshall Street north of Broad, and on-street parking south of Broad will remain open.
E From Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 27, 2nd Street will close to through traffic one block north and south of Broad, but will remain accessible by alley or driveway, and on-street parking north of Broad will remain open.
E From Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 27, Henry, Monroe, Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Foushee and 1st Streets will close to through traffic one block north and south of Broad, but will remain accessible by alley or driveway, and on-street parking here will remain open. During this period, on-street parking will be prohibited on Broad Street from Belvidere Street to 12th Street.
E From Saturday, September 19 through Sunday, September 27, crossing Broad Street by vehicle in the blocks between Belvidere and 14th Streets will be possible only at Adams, 8th, and 9th Streets, and only during the times when daily street closures are not in effect (up to one hour before, and after one hour following training sessions and race events).
E During this period, Marshall Street will be converted to allow two-way traffic in the blocks between 5th Street and Seventh Street.
E From Wednesday, September 16 through Tuesday, September 28, barriers will be in place along 2nd Street from Broad Street to Main Street, and Main Street from 2nd Street to 19th Street, and on-street parking will be prohibited. These streets are used for all race events, but will be open to traffic before and following daily events.
E From Saturday, September 19 through Sunday, September 27, crossing Main Street in the downtown area will only be possible at 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 14th Streets. Although closed to through traffic, these streets will remain accessible by alley or driveway, and accessible on-street parking will remain open.
E Some lots normally accessible from Main Street will not be readily accessible, and alternative entrances should be used (e.g., the lot south of Main Street will only be accessible via Cary Street). Megabus and Amtrak Thruway bus services, as well as taxicab pick up and drop off will be relocated to Ambler Street east of Main Street Station. For these and other transit impacts, see the Navigate the Worlds: Transit Guide.
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BROAD STREET AND MAIN STREET DOWNTOWN (CONT’D.)
Street or Ramp Closure
Parking Restriction (Notice Posted 1 Week in Advance)
Accessibility Area
Race Course (Roads Closed, No Parking)
One-Way to Two Way Conversion or Contra-flow
Vehicular Course Crossing Point
Critical Routing/Detour Mass Transit Location
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Cab Stand
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ACCESSIBILITY AREAS
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E There are substantial areas in the fan, downtown, Shockoe Bottom, Church Hill, and eastern Henrico County that are entirely bounded by some or all of the courses. This section gives an overview of the vehicular crossing points that provide access to these areas. Accessibility Area information is also included in the relevant Navigate the Worlds: Road Guides by day.
E The Downtown Accessibility Area is bounded on the north by Broad Street, on the east by Governor Street, on the south by Main Street, and on the west by 2nd Street. Access to this
area is limited by all courses (the Team Time Trial course is shown), on every day of training and race events, while daily street closures are in effect (please refer to the Training and
Race Events Schedules included in this Guide).
E Access to the Downtown Accessibility Area is from the south, where vehicular crossing points allow controlled travel across Main Street at 6th Street, 7th Street, 8th Street, and
9th Street. Drivers entering the Downtown Accessibility Area should plan to do so from the south via northbound 7th or 9th Street. Drivers leaving the Area should plan to do so to
the south via southbound 6th or 8th Street.
E The Tobacco Row Accessibility Area is bounded on the north and east by Main Street, on the south by Dock and Wharf Streets, and on the west by 15th Street. Access to this area
is limited by the Team Time Trial Course on September 19th and 20th, while daily street closures are in effect (please refer to the Training and Race Events Schedules included in this
Guide).
E Access to the Tobacco Row Accessibility Area is from the west and north, where vehicular crossing points allow controlled travel across 15th Street at Cary Street, and across Main Street at 21st Street and 25th Street. Drivers entering the Tobacco Row Accessibility Area should plan to do so from the west via eastbound Cary Street, or from the north, via southbound 21st or 25th Street. Drivers leaving the Area should plan to do so to the north via northbound 21st or 25th Street.
Street or Ramp Closure
Parking Restriction (Notice Posted 1 Week in Advance)
Accessibility Area
Race Course (Roads Closed, No Parking)
One-Way to Two Way Conversion or Contra-flow
Vehicular Course Crossing Point
Critical Routing/Detour Cab Stand Mass Transit Location
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ACCESSIBILITY AREAS (CONT’D.)
E The Rocketts Accessibility Area is bounded on the north by Nicholson Street, on the east by Williamsburg Avenue, Hatcher Street, Newton Road, and New Osbourne Turnpike, and on the west by Old Osbourne Turnpike and Main Street. Access to this area is limited by the Team Time Trial Course on September 19th and 20th, while daily street closures are in effect (please refer to the Training and Race Events Schedules included in this Guide).
E Access to the Rocketts Accessibility Area is from the west and east,
where vehicular crossing points allow controlled travel across East Main Street/Old Osbourne Turnpike at Orleans Street, across Williamsburg Avenue at Goddin Street, and across and along New Osbourne Turnpike between McCoul and Bickerstaff Streets. Drivers entering the Rocketts Accessibility Area should plan to do so from the west via eastbound Orleans Street, or from the east via westbound Goddin or Bickerstaff Street. Drivers leaving the Area should plan to do so to the west via westbound Orleans Street, or to the east via eastbound Goddin or McCoul Street. Note that access to Rocketts Landing is only by traveling through the Rocketts Accessibility Area.
E The Church Hill & Tobacco Row Accessibility Area includes
the footprint of the Tobacco Row Accessibility Area, in
addition to two areas of Church Hill. One of these areas
includes the blocks south of Franklin Street between 25th
Street and Libby Hill Park. The other is bounded on the north
by Broad Street, on the east by 23rd Street, and on the west
by 18th Street. Access to this area is limited by the Road
Course from September 24th through 27th, while daily street
closures are in effect (please refer to the Training and Race
Events Schedules included in this Guide).
E Access to the Church Hill & Tobacco Row Accessibility Area
is from the west and north, where vehicular crossing points
allow controlled travel across 15th Street at Cary Street,
across 18th Street at Franklin Street, and across Broad Street
at 21st Street. Drivers entering the Area may do so at any of
these crossing points. Drivers leaving the Area should plan to
do so to the north via northbound 21st Street.
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ACCESSIBILITY AREAS (CONT’D.)
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E The Battlefield Park Accessibility Area is bounded on the east by New Market Road, on the south by Battlefield
Park and Mill Roads, and on the west by Osbourne Turnpike. Access to this area is limited by the
Team Time Trial Course on September 19th and 20th, while daily street closures are in effect (please refer
to the Training and Race Events Schedules included in this Guide).
E Access to the Battlefield Park Accessibility Area is from the west and
east, where vehicular crossing points allow controlled travel across
Osbourne Turnpike at Warwick Park Road, across and along New Market
Road between Herman Street and Midview Road and between Leeland
Drive and Messer Road, and across New Market Road at South Laburnum
Avenue. Drivers entering or leaving the Area should plan to do so at any
of these crossing points.
E The Fan Accessibility Area is bounded on the north by Franklin Street, on
the east by Laurel Street, on the south by Main Street, and on the west by
Lombardy Street. Access to this area is limited by the Road Course from
September 24th through 27th, while daily street closures are in effect
(please refer to the Training and Race Events Schedules included in this
Guide).
E Access to the Fan Accessibility Area is from the west,
north, and south, where vehicular crossing points allow
controlled travel across Lombardy Street at Grove and
Floyd Avenues, across Franklin Street at Harrison
Street, and across Main Street at Harrison Street.
Drivers entering or leaving the Area should plan to do
so at any of these crossing points.
Street or Ramp Closure
Parking Restriction (Notice Posted 1 Week in Advance)
Accessibility Area
Race Course (Roads Closed, No Parking)
One-Way to Two Way Conversion or Contra-flow
Vehicular Course Crossing Point
Critical Routing/Detour Cab Stand Mass Transit Location
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ACCESSIBILITY AREAS (CONT’D.)
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E The East Laburnum Accessibility Area is bounded on the
east by Richmond Henrico Turnpike, on the south by East
Laburnum Avenue, and on the north and west by Plymouth
Drive, Meriwether Avenue, and the Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Access to this area is limited by the Men’s Elite Individual
Time Trial Course on September 23rd, while daily street
closures are in effect (please refer to the Training and Race
Events Schedules included in this Guide).
E Access to the Battlefield Park Accessibility Area is from the
south, where a vehicular crossing point allows controlled
travel across East Laburnum at Pilots Lane. Note that East
Laburnum remains accessible to westbound traffic, with a
vehicular crossing point allowing controlled travel across
Richmond Henrico Turnpike. However, access to the area
from westbound East Laburnum will still be via Pilots Lane
only. Drivers entering or leaving the Area should plan to do
so at this crossing point.
E The Kiehr Field Park Accessibility Area is bounded
on the northwest by Chamberlayne Road, and on the
southwest by Wilkinson Road. Access to this area is
limited by the Men’s Elite Individual Time Trial Course
on September 23rd, while daily street closures are
in effect (please refer to the Training and Race Events
Schedules included in this Guide).
E Access to the Kiehr Field Park Accessibility Area is
from the northwest, where a vehicular crossing point
allows controlled travel across Chamberlayne Road
at Diane Lane. Drivers entering or leaving the Area
should plan to do so at this crossing points.
Street or Ramp Closure
Parking Restriction (Notice Posted 1 Week in Advance)
Accessibility Area
Race Course (Roads Closed, No Parking)
One-Way to Two Way Conversion or Contra-flow
Vehicular Course Crossing Point
Critical Routing/Detour Cab Stand Mass Transit Location
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TOWING INFORMATION
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!
INFORMATION RESOURCES
If you left a vehicle in a no-parking zone on the street, or in public or event parking beyond the allowable hours, and the vehicle was towed, you must arrange to retrieve it from the City Impound. Call Seibert’s
Towing at (804) 233-5757. You will be responsible for costs associated with towing and impound.
If you parked on private property without permission and your car was towed, call (804) 646-5100 and press option 1.
In the event of an emergency which requires police, fire, ambulance, or public infrastructure teams to access impacted areas, race events will be suspended to allow such access.
In the event of severe weather, natural disaster, or other emergency that requires evacuation of impacted areas, race events will be suspended, and main roads will be reopened where feasible. Please remain calm, and follow all directions from police and public safety personnel in an orderly fashion.
Public safety is a shared responsibility. If you observe suspicious or criminal activity, please report it immediately. You may report such activity by speaking to an on-street police officer, by calling 9-1-1, or by utilizing the Virginia State Police “See Something, Send Something” mobile application for Apple or Android (available for free from the iTunes or Google Play stores).
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