Two major streets in Staunton will be closed briefly Friday afternoon for the 2007 Tour of Virginia bicycle race. Stage 5 of the race will begin in Friday morning and end in Staunton later in the day. The tour will enter Staunton on Middlebrook Avenue and continue on Middlebrook to the Staunton Train Station. It will then turn north on Augusta Street and continue to the finish line in the area on North Augusta Street about in front of St. Francis Catholic Church. There will be a vendor expo of Tour items on Augusta Street near the finish line.
Staunton Police will close Middlebrook Avenue and Augusta Street just before the race contestants arrive, and reopen when they pass. It is expected that the two streets will be closed about 2:15 pm and all should be reopened to traffic by 3 p.m.
To insure space and to prevent drivers from being constrained by the street closings, no parking will be allowed anywhere on Middlebrook or Augusta Street along the route on Friday until about 4 p.m.
As you prepare any advance stories on this major sporting event, please cite the street closings and parking restrictions listed to help local residents. More information on the Tour of Virginia is available online at www.tourofvirginia.com Thanks for your help.
City of Staunton