Wednesday, June 30, 2010

RPD Restricts, Reroutes Traffic for Dogwood Dell Fireworks

To keep both the increased numbers of pedestrians and drivers safe during the annual fireworks display at Dogwood Dell on Sunday, July 4th, Richmond Police are urging citizens to make note of the below traffic detours, restrictions and suggestions.

The Boulevard will be closed to southbound traffic at West Cary Street starting at 7 p.m.

Westover Hills Boulevard will be closed at Forest Hill Avenue to northbound traffic beginning at 7 p.m. The detour is west on Forest Hill Avenue to the Powhite Parkway or east on Forest Hill Avenue to the Lee Bridge.

Douglasdale Road between McCloy and Blanton streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. The roadway will be used for shuttle buses only.

Shuttle Service is provided from the University of Richmond Stadium at McCloy Street and Douglasdale Road. Everyone is STRONGLY encouraged to use the shuttles before and after the fireworks display.

After the fireworks, all northbound traffic on the Boulevard will be detoured eastbound onto Interstate 195. If you are traveling east on 195, be aware that there is a .70-cent toll. The Boulevard northbound will reopen 30 minutes after the fireworks have ended.

REMEMBER: No parking will be allowed on grassy area, medians, bridges or roadways. “No Parking” signs will be posted in several areas, and will be strictly enforced. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.