Friday, August 12, 2016

LANE CLOSURES – Eastbound Broad Street from Thompson Street to Laurel Street

Traffic Advisory
Department of Public Works

Richmond, Virginia
Mayor Dwight C. Jones
For Immediate Release
August 12, 2016
For more information, contact:
Sharon North – (804) 646-5607

   LANE CLOSURES – Eastbound Broad Street from Thompson Street to Laurel Street

WHO:  City of Richmond Department of Public Works

WHAT:  Lane Closure

WHEN: Tuesday, August 16 to Sunday, October 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Saturday 
WHERE:  The following areas will be impacted:
·         Eastbound Broad Street from 3321Thompson Street progressing to the 300 block of Laurel Street. Work will occur on the sidewalk on the south side of Broad Street
BRIEF: Utility relocation work will begin at Thompson and Broad Street. Construction will progress eastward along the south side of Eastbound Broad Street. This work will progress at a rate of roughly one block per day. Work Zones will involve closing one curb and/or parking lane of Broad Street and a portion of the adjacent sidewalk for approximately 500 to 550 feet around the work site.  Pedestrian pathway detours and street lane closure signs will be posted accordingly. Please follow construction signage and be aware of construction workers and vehicles within the Work Zone(s). Pedestrians are advised to follow Work Zone signage in the sidewalk area. Permitted work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

BACKGROUND: During construction, the public will continue to have access to businesses, organizations and services located along the Project route.

A construction hotline is active at 804-980-0084, providing updates on construction and expected impacts. For updates online, please visit the Pulse Construction Updates page: As work progresses, frequent updates will be provided.

Lane Construction will proactively minimize disruption to businesses and residents during construction. Any activity that would impact parking, loading zones, access, utilities and other business-related functions must receive approval from VDOT who will ensure that continuous access will be provided to all businesses at all times. All Project team members are committed to providing prompt information to ensure a smooth construction phase for businesses, residents and patrons of the region as part of the overall success of the Project.

As always, work is weather and progress-dependent. Pulse service is expected to begin in October 2017.

GRTC Pulse is a modern, high quality, high capacity rapid transit system that will serve a 7.6 mile route along Broad Street and Main Street, from Rocketts Landing in the City of Richmond to Willow Lawn in Henrico County. The Pulse will link the public to many exciting destinations, businesses, services and restaurants.