Streets closed for Obama’s visit

Parking and traffic restrictions will go into place starting today near VCU in preparation for President Obama’s visit at the Siegel Center on Saturday afternoon.

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, police will close down West Broad Street between Lombardy and Belvidere streets.

There will be additional intermittent street closures in the areas around the Siegel Center all afternoon Saturday. Citizens who live or work nearby or plan to attend the event should plan plenty of time to get around.

Citizens should expect very high levels of pedestrian traffic in those neighborhoods as well as vehicle congestion. Citizens not attending the event should avoid the area. The Richmond Police Department thanks the public for its understanding and cooperation.

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