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High school graduations bring traffic, parking restrictions in downtown Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- It's officially high school graduation season and that means you can expect heavy traffic in downtown Richmond.

VCU Police is warning everyone heading that way to be mindful of pedestrians and new traffic patterns.

On Wednesday, three Chesterfield County Schools will be hosting graduations at the Siegel Center, but it doesn't stop there.

Until June 16, twenty-five schools will be graduating. 

Attendance will range anywhere from 400 to more than 7,500 people over the next week and a half.

VCU and Richmond police have come together to alleviate the congestion.

Both departments will have officers directing traffic at more than a dozen intersections, including those near Belvidere Street and several along W. Broad Street.

There will also be digital signs alerting drivers and encouraging them to take alternate routes, especially during rush hour.

People with parking permits for the W. Broad Street deck will be re-assigned to another deck until June 16.

And let’s not forget about those no parking signs -- you may have seen them covering downtown Richmond. They are posted on W. Marshall Street, Broad Street and several others.

Make sure you don't park in these zones or you will get towed.

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