Lots of traffic anticipated in downtown Norfolk for OpSail

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Posted on June 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 8 at 5:21 PM

NORFOLK  -- Because of OpSail, the streets of Norfolk are unusually packed.

Friday afternoon, the Berkley Bridge had an extended opening to let ships through.  It caused a two-mile backup in each direction.

Downtown on Boush Street, traffic was moving, but slowly in the afternoon hours.

"Traffic is going to get worse," said one driver.  "We're here mid-day so it's not that bad, but later on as it cools down, I think it's going to get busy."

As for parking, the city of Norfolk says it has 19,000 parking spaces.

Parking is available at the following city lots: Harbor Park, Brambleton, Education, Plume Street, St. Paul's and Harrison Opera House.   Most parking will be $5.00.  MacArthur Center parking garage will be open for regular operation and rates.

 

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