ABC 8News Reporter Tim Wronka was in downtown Richmond on Friday evening. He says that even though time trials have wrapped up, many of the roads remain closed and will remain that way through Sunday evening.
After weeks of worrying about how Friday morning’s commute would go, many workers Wronka spoke with say their trip downtown went just fine.
“No traffic,” said Wendi Wright, who works near the race course. “But I also left early enough, so I didn’t even have to deal with it.”
“People have been very nice,” said volunteer David McMillan. “Most of them understanding and having a good time.”
But that’s just after one day. This race will definitely affect people who live downtown, especially when it comes to parking. GRTC bus routes will also be altered.
“I’m not saying I’m against the racing,” said GRTC passenger Larelle White. “But just think about the other people who have to use alternate transportation or aren’t as fortunate.”