Stuff to know about Obama visit

Admission is free, but you’ll need a ticket. You can get them at the Charlottesville and Albemarle, and Palmyra OFA field offices and at 1325 West Main, on the Corner.

Charlottesville will shut school down mid-day, and Albemarle Countyis saying that it will close some schools early Wednesday to beat the presidential traffic.

Expect some protesting.

This is a big deal for little Charlottesville.

From the City: Parking, Traffic and City Office Hours Information for Presidential Visit on August 29th:

The City Hall Annex Building will close at 11:00 am. This closure will affect the following City offices:

Parks and Recreation
Social Services
Voter Registrar
Information Technology

City Hall will remain open; however access to the building will only be available via the Market Street entrance or the 6th Street entrance. The main entrance to the building located on the Downtown Mall and the 7th Street entrance will be closed all day.

The Key Recreation Center will be closed all day Wednesday.

The Downtown Transit Center and the Charlottesville/Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitors Center will close at 11:00 am.

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) service will be detoured as follows:

The Downtown Transit Center will close at 11:00 am and will reopen once the event is over and roads are open to traffic.
All stops on Market Street between Ridge/McIntire and 9th Street NE will not be serviced beginning at noon.
All stops on Water Street between Ridge/McIntire and 10th Street NE will not be serviced beginning at noon with the exception of the Omni Hotel stop on Water Street.
Routes affected will be the FREE TROLLEY, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Due to heavy traffic, delays are expected.

Road closures will begin at noon and are as follows:

Water Street at 4th Street SE
Water Street at 10th Street NE
9th Street SE at Graves Street
9th Street SE at Levy Street
East Market Street at 9th Street NE
The 700 Block of East Market Street at 7th Street NE

The Market Street and Water Street Parking Garages will operate as normal. Visitors are encouraged to park in the garages as street parking will be limited.

City Schools will be closing early on Wednesday to avoid conflicts with the street closures due to the visit.

We will update this information as necessary.

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