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Road closures for President Obama's visit Saturday

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PRESS RELEASE

On Saturday, July 14, 2012 President Obama will arrive at Richmond International Airport for an extended Presidential Campaign visit in Henrico County.  As a result of his visit, in addition to temporary road closures associated with the Presidential Motorcade, the following road closures will occur:

— Mountain Road between Purcell Road and Woodman Road
HOURS:         10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

— Old Washington Highway between Mountain Road and Peace Lane
HOURS:         10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Detour signs will be utilized to assist motorists with identifying alternate routes.  Residents who live inside the road closure areas will be allowed access to and from their homes by the Police Officers who will be posted at the road closure points.

Motorists attending the NATIONAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT at R. F. & P. Park should utilize Staples Mill Road to access Mountain Road in order to travel to R. F. & P. Park.

Motorists attending the AMATEUR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at the Glen Allen Sports Complex should use Brook Road to Mountain Road to access the sports complex. 

More than 100 Henrico County Police Officers will be on duty for the specific purpose of assisting with traffic and security for this event.  They will be posted at road closure points to provide direction and assistance to motorists.

The Henrico Police Division will staff a Traffic & Event Help Telephone Line from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday to provide residents with traffic information associated with the event. The number to call for assistance, if needed, is 804-501-4838.

Additional information, including detour routes, will be posted on the Henrico County Police Web Page (www.henricopolice.org).

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