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Seeing the Race at the Park

The races on Sept. 19-20 will pass through the Fort Harrison area of the park, on Battlefield Park Road between New Market Road and Route 5. The park will remain open, with the opportunity for visitors to watch the race from the park on both days. On Saturday, the races start at 9:00AM. On Sunday, they start at 10:30AM. The races may pass through the park 30-60 minutes later.

Visitors can park south of the Mill Road and Battlefield Park Road intersection and watch the Team Time Trial races from Fort Gilmer. Please note that Battlefield Park Road will be closed from Mill Road north to New Market Road (Route 5) during the actual race periods. Park rangers will have tents set up to offer visitors information about the park and its resources, including the Centennial celebration of the National Park Service. To access Fort Harrison on this weekend, the park suggests double-checking the road closures and recommends taking Interstate 295, Exit 22, New Market Road, north to the park.


Visiting the Park During the Race

Richmond will host the UCI Road World Championships Saturday September 19 through Sunday September 27. All park areas and visitor centers will remain open, except for a section of Battlefield Park Road on September 19-20. During race days, many streets in the city of Richmond will be closed to vehicle traffic.

The following directions are designed to provide easy access to the Richmond National Battlefield Park’s main visitor center at the Historic Tredegar Iron Works via major highways including I-95 and I-64. As you make your plans, please note the following:

  • The Downtown Expressway (Route 195) is a toll road.
  • The visitor center will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The visitor center is located at 470 Tredegar Street in downtown Richmond.

Up to the minute information can be accessed via our website at www.nps.gov/rich or Facebook

From the west (I-64:)

  • From I-64, take I-195 to the Downtown Expressway (Route 195)
  • Take the Downtown Expressway to the Byrd Street/2nd Street Exit
  • Go straight on Byrd Street to 5th Street
  • Turn right onto 5th Street
  • Take 5th Street to Tredegar Street (T intersection)
  • Turn right onto Tredegar Street and look for the visitor center on your right

From the south (I-95):

  • Take I-95 North to Exit 74A/Downtown Expressway (Route 195)
  • Take the Downtown Expressway to the first exit (Canal St.)
  • Go straight on Canal Street to Fifth Street
  • Turn left onto 5th Street and follow to Tredegar Street (T intersection)
  • Turn right onto Tredegar Street and look for the visitor center on your right

From the east (I-64):

  • Take I-64 West to Richmond
  • Take the 5th Street Exit and follow signs to I-95 South
  • Take I-95 South to Exit 74A/Downtown Expressway (Route 195)
  • Follow the Downtown Expressway to the first exit (Canal St.)
  • Go straight on Canal Street to Fifth Street
  • Turn left onto 5th Street and follow to Tredegar Street (T intersection)
  • Turn right onto Tredegar Street and look for the visitor center on your right

From the north (I-95):

  • Take I-95 South to Exit 74A/Downtown Expressway (Route 195)
  • Take the Downtown Expressway to the first exit (Canal St.)
  • Go straight on Canal Street to Fifth Street
  • Turn left onto 5th Street and follow to Tredegar Street (T intersection)
  • Turn right onto Tredegar Street and look for the visitor center on your right

From South Side (Powhite Parkway):

  • Take the Powhite Parkway to the Downtown Expressway (Route 195)
  • Take the Downtown Expressway to the Byrd Street/2nd Street Exit
  • Go straight on Byrd Street to 5th Street
  • Turn right on 5th Street
  • Take 5th Street to Tredegar Street (T intersection)
  • Turn right onto Tredegar Street and look for the visitor center on your right

To get information on how the road closures may affect access to other park sites, please check www.navigate.richmond2015.com and select the day you are interested in visiting.

Last updated: September 16, 2015

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