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Charlottesville Police Provide Details on Road Closures for Planned KKK Rally

Posted: Updated: Jul 07, 2017 03:54 PM
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The Charlottesville Police Department is warning everyone to avoid the area of the Downtown Mall on July 8.

Motorists should think of the closures shaped like a square around the park.

"We've been preparing for this event for the last several weeks um we decided to close the roads around the park, one to ensure that we had enough parking for public safety vehicles, also to ensure that those attending the park didn't have to deal with the traffic issues around so it was a public safety as well as generating space for emergency vehicles,” Charlottesville Police Captain David Shifflett. 

Message boards and signs will be in place to let drivers know of road closures and detours.

If you do not need to be downtown, and you're not attending one of the events, they say it's best to stay away.

Charlottesville Police Department Press Release:

On 7/8/17, the Charlottesville Police Department will close the following roadways from 12:00 Noon until the conclusion of the event:

• E. High St between 3rd St NE and Park St

• E. Jefferson St between 3rd St NE and Park St

• Park St between E. High St and Court Square

• 4th St NE between E. High St and E. Jefferson St

• East High St between 2nd St NE and 3rd St NE (East bound lane)

Message boards and signs will be in place to notify drivers of road closures and detours.

The following parking restrictions will be in effect from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM:

• 300-400 block of E. High St

• 300-600 block of E. Jefferson St

• 300 block of Park St

• 300-400 block of 4th St NE

• 300 Block of 3rd Street NE

• 300 block of 5th St NE

• 200 block of E. High St (east bound side).

Temporary no-parking signs have been installed in the designated areas and towing will be enforced on 7/8/17 at 7:00 AM.

The Charlottesville Police Department will also be on modified response from 9:00 AM until the conclusion of the event.  Officers from the Albemarle County and University Police Department will be assisting the Charlottesville Police Department by responding to emergency calls for service within the City. Non-emergency calls for service will be held by the Emergency Communications Center until conclusion of the event.  

As an alternative and to assist citizens reporting of non-emergency incidents, the Charlottesville Police Department will have personnel available at the department to handle telephone, walk-in and on-line reports in lieu of a response by an Officer.  To file an on-line report, please visit the Charlottesville Police Department web page, https://www.charlottesville.org/police, and click on the link to file an on-line report.

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