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August 11, 2018
Transportation Advisory: City Announces Additional Road Closures and Detours Near UVA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - From 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. this evening, the following road closures and detours in the vicinity of the University of Virginia will be in place:

  • University Avenue at Culbreth Road and Rugby Road at Culbreth Avenue will be closed. This will allow safe pedestrian traffic at the intersection of University and Rugby.

  • Westbound traffic will be detoured up 14th Street to Grady Avenue and Rugby Road to Culbreth.

  • Eastbound traffic will be detoured up Culbreth, to Rugby, to Grady, to 14th Street.

  • University Avenue will remain open in the Eastbound direction only from Chancellor going east.

As a reminder, McCormick Road from Emmet Street to University Avenue is closed until noon on Sunday.

Traffic will be d etoured as follows:
During the University Avenue detour, the free Charlottesville Area Transit Trolley that serves downtown Charlottesville and University Transit Service stops will follow the detour.


The City of Charlottesville, Charlottesville Police and all partner agencies involved in safeguarding the city throughout the weekend continue to remain vigilant in anticipation of planned events. Media advisories and other informational releases will be disseminated as necessary to provide significant situational updates.

Citizens and media outlets seeking information related to current events in the Greater Charlottesville Region are encouraged to follow social media accounts for the City of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. These channels are the most official and immediate sources of information during the weekend. Any statements or photos issued via these accounts are to be considered official and approved for media use. 

City Council Vision 2025 calls for the City to be a leader in innovation, environmental sustainability, and social and economic justice; to be flexible and progressive in anticipating and responding to the needs of the citizens; and to act as the cultural
and creative capital of Central Virginia. There are nine main areas of focus: economic sustainability, lifelong learning, quality housing opportunities for all, arts and culture, green city initiatives, healthy city initiatives, a connected community,
a community of mutual respect and smart, citizen-focused government.
Sent by the City of Charlottesville Office of Communications, 605 E. Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22902
Brian Wheeler, Director of Communications
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