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Charlottesville Downtown Mall Crossings to Close During Virginia Film Festival

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2nd Street traffic crossing on the Downtown Mall 2nd Street traffic crossing on the Downtown Mall
Intersection of Market and 4th streets, near the traffic crossing on the Downtown Mall Intersection of Market and 4th streets, near the traffic crossing on the Downtown Mall
Virginia Film Festival event (FILE IMAGE) Virginia Film Festival event (FILE IMAGE)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

The two vehicle crossings on the Downtown Mall will be over the weekend.

The crossings at 2nd Street and 4th Street will be closed off to traffic at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 9.

Both vehicle crossings will open back up after midnight, into Monday morning.

The closing is for safety, as officials expect a large number of people will in and around the Downtown Mall for the Virginia Film Festival.

11/07/2017 Release from the Charlottesville Police Department:

The city of Charlottesville will be closing the two vehicular mall crossings located at 2nd St NE and 4th St NE beginning 2 pm Thursday, November 9 until midnight Sunday, November 12.

This is being done due to the increased number of pedestrians expected for the Virginia Film Festival events scheduled at venues on the Downtown Mall.

Both mall crossings will be opened for normal vehicle traffic after midnight Sunday night.