Thursday, March 3, 2016

Final Phase of Belvidere Streetscape Project Begins Monday

For Immediate Release
March 3, 2016
Contact: Sharon North – (804) 646-5607

Final Phase of Belvidere Streetscape Project Begins Monday
~Motorists should follow detour signs ~

Richmond, Va – On Monday, March 7, construction crews will shut down the southbound center and median travel lanes on Belvidere Street at the intersection of Canal Street to begin the third and final phase of the Commonwealth Gateway Belvidere Streetscape Project.

The $250,000 project, paid mostly through a federal enhancement fund, is designed to improve driver visibility at the intersection, reduce vehicle speed and improve safety for pedestrians crossing at the intersection.  

This last phase will include construction of brick crosswalks where Belvidere Street intersects with both Cumberland and Canal streets, pavement markings, new signals indicating when it is safe for pedestrians to cross and ADA approved wheelchair ramps. Work will be performed lane by lane, with each lane closed and then re-opened one at a time until the work is complete. 

During construction detour signs will be placed in both directions, on Belvidere Street at 2nd Street heading north and on Belvidere Street at Broad Street heading south. Motorists are encouraged to heed the signage.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-June. 

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