Expect traffic restrictions, road closures due to VCU’s freshman move-in

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Virginia Commonwealth University will welcome the largest group of freshmen in its history this week when the class of 2020 moves into the university’s on-campus residence halls, launching the annual Welcome Week schedule of activities that marks the opening of the academic year.

Freshmen will move into their residence halls from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Traffic congestion is expected and there will be very limited street parking available.

In order to ensure safety and order as students move into residence halls, the following streets will have travel restrictions or will be closed:

Franklin Street: The street will be closed to through traffic between Harrison and Belvidere streets; traffic arriving for move-in will be reduced to one travel lane between Harrison and Belvidere streets.
Grace Street: Travel lanes will remain open, however, drivers may experience some congestion between Ryland and Belvidere streets.
Harrison Street: The street will be closed to through traffic between Broad and Marshall streets.
Cherry Street: The street will be closed to through traffic between Floyd Avenue and Cary Street.
Floyd Avenue: The street will be closed to through traffic between Cherry and Harrison streets.
Linden Street: The street will be closed to through traffic between Park and Floyd avenues.
Madison Street: The street will be closed to through traffic between Main and Cary streets.
Cary Street: Travel lanes will remain open, but drivers may experience some congestion between Cherry and Jefferson streets.
Marshall Street: Travel lanes will remain open, but drivers may experience some congestion between Bowe and Hancock streets.
Laurel Street: The street will be closed between West Grace and West Cary streets. Parishioners of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will be allowed to park in designated spots on Cathedral Street and in the West Main Street Parking Deck
Pine Street: The street continues to be closed between West Cary and West Main streets for construction through 2018.

Traffic restrictions and closures will be in effect on Saturday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. VCU Police will handle traffic control as students move in.

In addition, Laurel Street will be closed between Franklin and Grace streets on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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