Thursday, June 23, 2016

Lane Closure - Eastbound and Westbound Broad Street

Traffic Advisory
Department of Public Works

Richmond, Virginia
Mayor Dwight C. Jones
                For Immediate Release
June 23, 2016
For more information, contact:
Sharon North – (804) 646-5607

                           Lane Closure - Eastbound and Westbound Broad Street

WHO:  City of Richmond Department of Public Works

WHAT:  Lane Closure

WHERE:  The following areas will be impacted:

·         Eastbound and westbound Broad Street between Staples Mill Road and 14th Street

·         East Main Street between 14th Street and Orleans Street

WHEN:  Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

BRIEF: There will be intermittent and temporary lane closures (1-2 lanes) at various locations during collection of soil borings for testing.  The borings are being performed as a pre-construction activity of the “Pulse” Bus Rapid Transit project.
BACKGROUND: Pulse Design-Build (DB) Contractor work will be limited to a small, focused area.  These temporary work zones will involve closing one travel lane (minimum) for a small stretch (usually less than 100 feet long) and for only a short period of time (usually less than one hour) with expected minimal impacts.  Please follow travel signage around mobile lane closures and be aware of workers in the field for everyone's safety.  Access to destinations will still be open.

Please note that this activity is part of the Design-Build process and pre-construction activities. Construction of the Pulse has not commenced. This limited work will be performed along small portions of the 
Pulse route within City of Richmond limits, from Staples Mill in the West to Orleans Street in the East. A few borings may be necessary at the Willow Lawn station site in Henrico County.
Please also note that some of these temporary lane closures may not be needed where existing lane closures are already in place for other, unrelated projects happening in the City. For updates on pre-construction activities and future construction plans, please visit the Pulse Construction Updates page: . The DB Team shall minimize disruption to businesses and residents during construction. Any activity that would affect parking, loading zones, access, utilities and other business impacts shall receive prior approval from VDOT and ensure continuous access shall be provided to all businesses at all times. All the Project Partners are committed to providing prompt information to ensure a smooth construction phase for businesses, residents and patrons of the region.