The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office anticipates traffic congestion in the Mechanicsville area during the NASCAR races to be held this weekend at the Richmond Raceway in Henrico County. Citizens are encouraged to plan in advance to avoid traffic congestion that will be caused by this event.
On Saturday, August 13, the Worldwide Express 250 Truck series race will start at 8:00 p.m. Traffic will be congested on Meadowbridge Road all day, with the most congestion occurring in the evening hours.
On Sunday, August 14, the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series race will start at 3:00 p.m. Traffic will be congested on Meadowbridge Road all day, with the most congestion occurring mid-afternoon and late evening (before and after the race).
For citizens traveling on I-295, the Route 301 (Chamberlayne Road) or the Route 360 (Mechanicsville Turnpike) exits are recommended as alternatives to the Meadowbridge Road exit. In addition, citizens are encouraged to avoid Atlee Road, especially on Sunday, and utilize Shady Grove Road as an alternative.
On Sunday, deputies will be positioned on Meadowbridge Road and assist with traffic direction when needed.
It is the goal of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office to facilitate the safe flow of traffic for this special event in such a way that causes minimal inconvenience to our citizens.