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Crews work to get Monument Ave. ready

By Sunni Blevins - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's going to be busy along Monument Avenue Friday and Saturday.

Final preparations are underway as more than 35 thousand people get ready to run, jog or walk in the annual 10k, and thousands more get their lungs ready to cheer for the athletes.

City crews are asking that you do your part, as they'll continue today to try to get the road ready.

The 10k stretches along Monument, from Monroe Park to Chantilly Street.

Richmond city crews have been working to fill potholes and clean up leaves. "No parking" signs are going up as well.

This event is a popular one every year - not only for the 10's of thousands of people participating, but for those who come out to cheer on family and friends.

Because of that - if you aren't going to the race, you'll likely want to avoid the area from about 8 a.m. until at least 3 p.m.

For those of you planning to attend the Saturday afternoon performance of wicked at the landmark theatre, it is strongly recommended that you consider using Belvedere rather than Franklin to find on-street and surface-lot parking due to road closures.

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