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Traffic Advisory: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Events

Two big events planned for this Saturday and they could impact your travel unless you’re wise and check out this post.




Traffic will be affected as thousands of people are expected to attend Shamrock the Block and the St. Patrick’s Day Street Party this weekend.

Shamrock the Block (The Boulevard):

NO PARKING zones will be designated from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 for the following road closures:

North Boulevard between West Moore Street and West Broad Street
West Leigh Street and West Clay Street between North Boulevard and Altamont Avenue
West Marshall Street between North Boulevard and North Sheppard Street and all adjoining alleyways
Myers Street between West Broad and West Leigh Streets
West Moore Street between North Sheppard Street and North Boulevard

Motorists should expect traffic delays in this area (See map below).

Siné Irish Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival (Shockoe Bottom):

NO PARKING zones will be designated beginning Friday, March 15 at 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17 in the 100 block of Virginia Street between East Cary and East Canal Streets. Motorists should expect traffic delays along East Main, East Cary and East Canal, and South 14th Streets.

Richmond Police will be in both areas to ensure the safety of all in attendance of the events.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.