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Friday, November 9, 2012

DMV Aims to Minimize Customer Impacts of Marathon Road Closures
Customers Urged to Plan Ahead, Seek Alternate Routes

RICHMOND- On Saturday, November 10, 2012, the Richmond Marathon will bring road closures to the areas surrounding DMV headquarters at 2300 West Broad Street in Richmond. DMV anticipates some challenges for customers attempting to get to and from the customer service center at that location.

"We expect that the closures of sections of West Broad Street and the Boulevard between 7 and 9 a.m. will be the biggest challenges for our customers," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "Our Richmond central office is open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., it is going to be very difficult to access our office. We encourage customers to plan ahead and allow extra time to travel to DMV to conduct business on Saturday."

According to marathon organizers, the closures near DMV will be:

  • Broad Street eastbound and westbound between 5th Street and North Boulevard, closed from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Lombardy Street between Brook Road and Monument Avenue, closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • North Boulevard northbound from Broad Street to Hermitage Road, closed from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

To help better plan a visit to DMV on Saturday, a full list of traffic pattern changes can be found here:

Customers in the Richmond area can also visit DMV locations in North Henrico, East Henrico, West Henrico and Chesterfield.

When DMV is closed or anytime, customers may visit to sign up for a myDMV account and take care of their DMV business online. Customers can conduct more than 30 different secure transactions with a myDMV account and personal identification number (PIN) such as renewing driver licenses or ID cards, and they may obtain information specific to them, such as their driving records.

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