Several roads closed near State Capitol for Virginia March for Life

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Thousands are expected to march near the State Capitol on Wednesday for the Virginia March for Life.

Several roads will be temporarily closed, including Broad Street between 8th and Governor Streets from 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 800 block of East Franklin Street, Grace Street and 9th Street will also be closed in both directions from 11:50 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thousands are expected to march near the State Capitol on Wednesday for the Virginia March for Life.

There will be no parking in the 800 block of East Grace and East Franklin Streets in both directions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“In the interest of public safety, we ask members of the community to please pre-plan accordingly and avoid this area if possible,“ said Captain Donald Davenport, Commander of the Richmond Police Department’s Special Operations Division. 

Many of GRTC’s Downtown operating bus routes, including the Pulse, will have to detour around the street closures. Their full detour list can be found here

8News is following this march closely. Our reporters are speaking with Pro-Life groups and Abortion Rights groups. 

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