Traffic Issues Expected In Charlottesville On Friday For Presidential Visit
CHARLOTTESVILLE-Virginia fans traveling to Charlottesville on Friday (Oct. 29) for athletics events that evening and for the Cavaliers’ football game with Miami on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 30) should allow ample time for travel. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Charlottesville Friday evening and traffic issues are anticipated in the city beginning Friday afternoon.
Fans planning to attend Friday’s men’s soccer game between Virginia and Maryland at Klöckner Stadium or UVa’s volleyball match with Miami at Memorial Gymnasium should plan on heavy traffic in the Charlottesville area. The same is true for football fans traveling to Charlottesville on Friday for Saturday’s game at noon with Miami.
The men’s soccer game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and gates to Klöckner Stadium open at 6 p.m. Parking is available in the University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena parking lots.
The volleyball match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and the doors to Memorial Gymnasium open at 6 p.m. Parking is available in the Culbreth Road Parking Garage and the Central Grounds Parking Garage. Hourly rates apply at the Central Grounds Parking Garage.
While exact route and intersection information related to President Obama’s visit to Charlottesville on Friday will not be disclosed due to security concerns, the public should be aware that road and intersection closures in the general area of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport into downtown Charlottesville are anticipated in the time frame between 6:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. as the presidential party arrives at and departs from the airport.
Additional information regarding road closures and detours is available at the link above.