Theo nguồn tin trên trang của thành phố Richmond
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The City of Richmond is proud to be the host city for the 2014 CapTech USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals, from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. Some of Richmond’s most iconic views – from Monument Avenue to Libby Hill – will be on display for the world when top collegiate cyclists from across the United States visit Richmond this weekend. The City and the RVA community have worked hard to prepare for this tremendous event, which will serve as a test event preparing the City for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, September 19 – 27 – the first time the United States has hosted the races in 30 years.
“Richmond is preparing to welcome the world to our hometown next year, and we’re using this weekend’s test run to make sure we get things right in 2015,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “We all know this weekend will bring some temporary inconveniences, but it’s going to bring a lot of guests and a lot of fun too. This is what major world cities do, and this is an exciting opportunity for Richmond.”
Mayor Jones said that once the weekend’s races race complete, the City and Richmond 2015 race officials will convene a post-event review of operations to evaluate logistics, communication, and impact on the community, so that operations can be refined for the 2015 races.
This weekend’s race courses will have a major effect on downtown. This will include street closures and detours that will heavily impact normal traffic patterns and parking beginning on Thursday, May 1. Downtown City offices will be open during normal business operating hours; however, residents who are considering coming downtown to conduct business are reminded that access to City Buildings and parking will be impacted by the street closings. Where possible, residents are encouraged to complete their business prior to Friday or delay to the following week when the streets and parking will be re-opened. Please allow for additional travel time to get to your destination or make alternative plans where possible.
Residents wanting to make payments in person at City Hall are encouraged to use Southside Community Service Center, 4100 Hull Street, or the East District Initiative, 701 N. 25th Street. Residents can also make certain payments online, phone pay, Western Union or lockbox.
The City’s Department of Social Services would like to remind residents that applications, changes and renewals can be processed online at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov from any computer with internet access.
Please note that the City’s 3-1-1 Call Center and the Customer Service Center will be available to answer any questions you may have. A temporary satellite site will be set up at Southside Community Service Center to handle incoming calls. Call center hours are Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Richmond General District Courts, the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and Clerk’s Office for the City of Richmond will be closed on Friday, May 2.
For a full list of street closures, detours and more information about the collegiate championships, please visit: www.RichmondGov.com or www.Richmond2015.com.
Posted by Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor at 4:51 PM