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Lobby Day 2021 Caravan Routes - important infomaton, please read first

These maps represent the general route that the caravans are going to follow on VCDL Lobby Day - Monday, January 18, 2021.  Once a caravan leaves its starting location, it will not stop at the waypoints.  Those waiting at the various waypoints can simply join the caravan as it passes.


The four main caravans start in the Staunton, Fairfax County, Hampton, and Emporia areas and will each be lead by a "decked-out" bus.  Once these caravans leave their starting location, they will stay on the main highways and will not stop.  So, the Staunton caravan, for example, will stay on I64 East and will not exit in Charlottesville, but there is a waypoint in Charlottesville where people can wait for the caravan to pass by and merge into it.


The sub-caravans start in Bristol, Winchester, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Wattsville, Burgess, and Dahlgren areas.  These sub-caravans will not be stopping either.  However, if a sub-caravan arrives at the associated main-caravan location early, the sub-caravan can head to the main-caravan starting location.  Otherwise, the sub-caravan can keep going on the route and hopefully catch up with the main-caravan.


For those in Central Virginia, you can join whatever caravan is convenient for you based on location and time.  Or you might want to park downtown to watch the caravans passing through.


Waypoints in the maps below are in bold.


Details of the Richmond routes for the four main-caravans are covered under the corresponding main-caravan section.  All caravans pass through Richmond on Broad Street Road (250) between I195 and I95.


Anyone wishing to visit downtown Richmond, feel free to park and walk around downtown.  You can be armed and carry a sign, as VCDL is not doing an event in Richmond.  Don't block the sidewalks and don't block traffic and you'll be fine.  If you don't have a CHP from Virginia or some other state, don't have a magazine in your openly-carried gun that can hold more than 20 rounds.  You can have larger magazines on your person, but don't put them in the gun.  Also, whether you have a CHP or not, don't have a loaded long gun in your vehicle while driving.  If posted, Richmond government buildings and parks are off-limits.


NOTE:  The Burgess and Dahlgren sub-caravans now join the Fairfax County main-caravan in Ashland instead of Fredericksburg to save many miles.  Times for the associated waypoints have been changed, too.  See the updated maps, below.


UPDATE:  Address for the Hampton start point has been moved slightly off the main property of the Hampton Coliseum to parking lot "D".  The starting point is an empty dirt parking lot on the left as you drive toward the Coliseum on Convention Center Blvd.  Map:


 


Overview of routes statewide - all roads lead to Richmond!


Fairfax County area main-caravan

  • Fairfax County Caravan will leave the starting point at 9:50 AM [Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway]
  • passes by Springfield around 10:25 AM [Springfield Town Center, 6500 Springfield Mall]
  • passes by Fredericksburg around 11:00 AM [Route 17 commuter lot, exit 133B off I95]
  • passes by Ashland around 11:45 AM [Green Top Sporting Goods Store, 10150 Lakeridge Parkway]
  • and arrives in Richmond around 12 noon


 



Details of the route once in the Richmond area.  This map begins on I95 near Bryan Park in the upper left corner.  The caravan will circle back to I95 N. to head back to Fairfax County:



Staunton area main-caravan

  • Staunton Caravan will leave the starting point at 1:30 PM [Park & Ride by Waynesboro Town Center mall, Waynesboro, exit 94 off I64]
  • passes by Charlottesville around 2:00 PM [Park & Ride, exit 118A off I64]
  • and arrives in Richmond around 3:00 PM





Details of the route once in the Richmond area.  This map begins on I64 near Bryan Park in the upper left corner.  The caravan will circle back to I64 W. to head back to Staunton:




Emporia area main-caravan

  • Emporia Caravan will leave the starting point at 12:30 PM [Walmart Super Center, 303 Market St.]
  • passes by Stoney Creek around 1:00 PM [Stoney Creek Park & Ride, exit 31, Gee Farm Road & Route 40]
  • passes by Petersburg around 1:30 PM [Southpark Mall by Regal Cinema (west side of mall), 300 Southpark Circle, Colonial Heights]
  • and arrives in Richmond around 2:00 PM


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Details of the route once in the Richmond area.  This map begins on I95 in the lower right corner.  The caravan will circle back to I95 S. to head back to Emporia:




Hampton area main-caravan

  • Hampton Caravan will leave the starting point at 11:30 AM [Hampton Coliseum parking lot "D", which is a dirt parking lot on the left side of Convention Center Blvd. as you approach the Coliseum. Geographic location is 37°02'17.4"N 76°22'35.6"W.  The PLUS Code, which is unique to Google Maps, for that lot is 2JQF+79 Hampton, Virginia.  Lot "D" is marked in orange below.]
  • passes by Williamsburg around 12:15 PM [Lightfood Park & Ride, 636 E. Rochambeau Dr., Williamsburg]
  • and arrives in Richmond around 1:00 PM








Details of the route once in the Richmond area.  This map begins on I64 in the lower right corner.  The caravan will circle back to I64 E. to head back to Hampton:



Details of the route once in the Richmond area.  The caravan will circle back to I95 S. to head back to Emporia:

Virginia Beach area sub-caravan joining the Emporia main-caravan

  • Virginia Beach Sub-Caravan will leave the starting point at 10:50 AM [Park & Ride, Reon Drive and Route 407 (Indian River Road)]
  • passes by Norfolk around 11:25 AM [Military Circle Mall, Cine Mark theater, 880 N. Military Highway]
  • passes by Suffolk around 11:45 AM [Huddle House/BP 2872 Pruden Blvd (Route 460)]
  • passes by Windsor around 11:55 AM [Food Lion, 11435 Windsor Blvd (Route 460)]
  • passes by Wakefield around 12:20 PM [Virginia Diner, 408 N. County Drive (Route 460)]
  • passes by Waverly around 12:35 PM [Hardee's, 239 South County Drive (Route 460)]
  • passes by Disputanta around 12:50 PM [Branch Library, 10010 County Drive (Route 460)]
  • merges with the Emporia Main-Caravan passing by Petersburg around 1:30 PM
  • and arrives in Richmond around 2:00 PM






Chesapeake area sub-caravan joining the Emporia main-caravan

  • Chesapeake Sub-Caravan will leave the starting point at 11:15 AM [Village Square Shopping Center, Sears, 2001 S. Military Highway]
  • passes by Suffolk around 11:45 AM [Huddle House/BP 2872 Pruden Blvd (Route 460)]
  • passes by Windsor around 11:55 AM [Food Lion, 11435 Windsor Blvd (Route 460)]
  • passes by Wakefield around 12:20 PM [Virginia Diner, 408 N. County Drive (Route 460)]
  • passes by Waverly around 12:35 PM [Hardee's, 239 South County Drive (Route 460)]
  • passes by Disputanta around 12:50 PM [Branch Library, 10010 County Drive (Route 460)]
  • merges with the Emporia Main-Caravan passing by Petersburg around 1:30 PM
  • and arrives in Richmond around 2:00 PM






Winchester area sub-caravan joining the Staunton main-caravan

  • Winchester Sub-Caravan will leave the starting point at 11:35 AM [J.C. Penny, Apple Blossom Mall, exit 313 off I81]
  • passes by Mount Crawford around 12:55 PM [Harrisonburg Park & Ride, exit 240 off I81]
  • merges with the Staunton Main-Caravan passing by Staunton around 1:30 PM
  • passes by Charlottesville around 2:00 PM [Park & Ride, exit 118A off I64]
  • and arrives in Richmond around 3:00 PM


 



Bristol area sub-caravan joining the Staunton main-caravan

  • Bristol Sub-Caravan will leave the starting point at 9:35 AM [Walmart parking lot, exit 7 off I81]
  • passes by Wytheville around 10:45 AM [Ft. Chriswell Park & Ride, exit 80 off I81]
  • passes by Christiansburg around 11:40 AM [Christiansburg Park & Ride, exit 118 off I81]
  • passes by Roanoke around 12:00 PM [Roanoke Park & Ride, exit 140 off I81]
  • merges with the Staunton Main-Caravan passing by Staunton around 1:30 PM
  • passes by Charlottesville around 2:00 PM [Park & Ride, exit 118A off I64]
  • and arrives in Richmond around 3:00 PM





Lynchburg area sub-caravan joining the Emporia main-caravan

  • Lynchburg Sub-Caravan will leave the starting point at 11:10 AM [Walmart Supercenter, 3900 Wards Road]
  • passes by Appomattox around 11:40 AM [Sprout Spring Park & Ride, Route 460 & Route 648 (Reedy Spring Road)]
  • passes by Farmville around 12:15 PM [Walmart, 1800 Peery Drive]
  • passes by Crewe around 12:50 PM [Nottoway Courthouse, 328 W. Courthouse Road]
  • merges with the Emporia Main-Caravan passing by Petersburg around 1:30 PM
  • and arrives in Richmond around 2:00 PM





Martinsville sub-caravan joining the Emporia main-caravan

  • Martinsville Sub-Caravan will leave the starting point at 10:25 AM [Walmart Supercenter, 976 Commonwealth Blvd.]
  • passes by Danville around 11:10 AM [Danville Stadium Cinemas, 3601 Riverside Drive]
  • passes by South Boston around 11:50 AM [World of Sports, 2016 U.S. 58]
  • merges with the Emporia Main-Caravan passing by Petersburg around 1:30 PM
  • and arrives in Richmond around 2:00 PM




Burgess area sub-caravan joining the Fairfax County main-caravan

  • Burgess Sub-Caravan will leave the starting point at 10:00 AM [Lillian Lumber True Value, 15115 Northumberland Hwy.]
  • passes by Heathsville around 10:10 AM [Food Lion, 7424 Northumberland Hwy.]
  • passes by Callao around 10:20 AM [Dairy Freeze, 362 Northumberland Hwy.]
  • passes by Warsaw around 10:35 AM [Tractor Supply 4238 Richmond Road]
  • passes by Tappahannock around 10:45 AM [Walmart Supercenter, 1660 Tappahannock Blvd.]
  • merges with Fairfax County Main-Caravan passing by Ashland around 11:45 AM [Green Top Sporting Goods Store, 10150 Lakeridge Parkway]
  • and arrives in Richmond around 12 noon






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Dahlgren area sub-caravan joining the Fairfax County main-caravan

  • Dahlgren Sub-Caravan will leave the starting point at 10:30 AM [Walmart Supercenter, 16375 Merchants Lane, king George]
  • merges with Fairfax County Main-Caravan passing by Ashland around 11:45 AM [Green Top Sporting Goods Store, 10150 Lakeridge Parkway]
  • and arrives in Richmond around 12 noon






Wattsville area sub-caravan to Emporia main-caravan

  • Wattsville Sub-Caravan will leave the starting point at 8:50 AM [Food Lion, 7013 Lankford Hwy, Oak Hall]
  • passes Eastville around 9:50 AM [Valero gas station]
  • joins the Virginia Beach Sub-Caravan at 10:50 AM [Park & Ride, Reon Drive and Route 407 (Indian River Road)]
  • passes by Norfolk around 11:25 AM [Military Circle Mall, 880 N. Military Highway]
  • passes by Suffolk around 11:45 AM [Huddle House/BP 2872 Pruden Blvd (Route 460)]
  • passes by Windsor around 11:55 AM [Food Lion, 11435 Windsor Blvd (Route 460)]
  • passes by Wakefield around 12:20 PM [Virginia Diner, 408 N. County Drive (Route 460)]
  • passes by Waverly around 12:35 PM [Hardee's, 239 South County Drive (Route 460)]
  • passes by Disputanta around 12:50 PM [Branch Library, 10010 County Drive (Route 460)]
  • merges with the Emporia Main-Caravan passing by Petersburg around 1:30 PM
  • and arrives in Richmond around 2:00 PM


 





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