Construction Info

(Updated April 28, 2017)
Construction Activities Underway
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The Pulse Design-Build (DB) Contractor, LANE Construction, has workers in the field in the permitted work area during permitted day and night hours.  Construction activities for the GRTC Pulse (Bus Rapid Transit) Project continue with median roadway and median station construction work on Broad Street between Hamilton Street and 1st Street. There is no need to detour off of Broad Street as two travel lanes in each direction will remain open for travel. This groundwork includes demolition of concrete medians and curbs to facilitate station construction. Traffic signal work also continues at intersections on Broad Street. Additionally, at Rocketts Landing, crews are constructing the Orleans station. On Main Street, crews are preparing for construction at the Shockoe Bottom East station. Crews are also working on a water line relocation at Staples Mill Eastbound. Curb and median work will be on-going in the coming months, with further updates issued as progress is made. All work is weather and progress-dependent. 

It is important to note that field conditions can change rapidly and LANE's goal is to work safely and swiftly to minimize impacts to the areas where they work. The schedule is progress- and weather-dependent, and can change in the field as conditions evolve. 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.

Depending on proximity to the work zone, those in the area could hear portions of the construction work. All work is being done within permitting guidelines, including allowed noise levels.


IMPORTANT MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC (MOT) NOTICE!

The median and inside lanes (eastbound & westbound) of Broad Street, from Hamilton Street to 1st Street, are closed while the GRTC Pulse median stations in this area are constructed. In addition to the median and inside lane closures, motorists should anticipate lane shifts in areas where median stations are being built. Lane Construction will uphold MOT at all times. There is no need to detour off of Broad Street as two travel lanes in each direction will remain open for travel.

Traffic will be guided by weighted orange barrels, signage, protective fencing and concrete barriers. They are there for the general safety and well-being of the traveling public, as well as Lane’s workers. Motorists are advised to slow down, obey all traffic signs and watch out for workers and pedestrians when traveling through work zones. Please remember: Orange Cones = NO Phones. 

While Lane Construction is committed to work zone safety, accidents can sometimes occur. If you accidentally hit any equipment, such as an orange barrel, please call the GRTC Pulse Construction Hotline, (804) 980-0084.


IMPORTANT BUS RIDER INFORMATION: Work zones temporarily close any GRTC bus stops within that area. Operators are announcing closed bus stops to inform customers. GRTC offers the following two choices for customers unable to access their bus stop in a work zone.

  • Customers can request a stop at the next open bus stop. Before exiting the bus, ask the Operator for a free "Emergency Transfer" to board a bus across the street. Ride that bus back to the original destination, cross the street again in the pedestrian pathways through the work zone. Please note: this free pass is timed to accommodate customers needing to connect onto a different bus as a result of a closed bus stop.
  • Customers may remain on the bus to the Temporary Transfer Plaza and ride back to the original destination across the street without paying another fare. 

IMPORTANT BUS STOP NOTICE: GRTC Prepares Local Bus Stops for Pulse


WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW

A construction hotline is active at 804-980-0084, providing updates on construction and expected impacts. 

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

WHO:              DB Contractor, LANE Construction
 
WHAT:            Median work and median station construction activities, as well as waterline relocation and traffic signal work.
 
WHEN:            Day work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Night work hours are from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday to Thursday. 

WHERE:         The following areas are currently being impacted:

  • On Broad Street between Hamilton St and 1st St (median-running section of the route). There is no need to detour off of Broad Street as two travel lanes in each direction will remain open for travel.
  • On Broad Street between Chantilly St. and Blacker St.
  • On East Main Street, eastbound between 24th and 25th Streets.
  • Orleans Street at Rocketts Landing.

LOOK-AHEAD: (next update expected 5/5/17)
For the week of Sunday, April 30 to Saturday, May 6:

Traffic Signal Work during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and night-time (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.)

  • WHEN: Night work (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) from Sun., April 23 to Thurs., April 27
                 Day work (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) from Mon., April 24 to Fri., April 28
  • WHERE: Broad St. (eastbound and westbound) at intersections of Adams St., Monroe St., 3rd St., 5th St., 6th St. (trenching) - TRAFFIC ADVISORY
  • IMPACTS: Temporary single and double lane closures laterally across Broad St. at signal intersections.
    Temporary detours possible on Broad St. where signal work is occurring.
    Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes equipment cutting across streets and intersections.

Median Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) continues at all times.

  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of the median and inside lanes of Broad St., between Hamilton St. and 1st St.  Two travel lanes remain open in both directions. There is no need to detour off of Broad Street.
    Lane shifts are in effect at Allison, Science Museum and Cleveland Street stations. Parking has been temporarily removed in these locations, while construction is occurring, and will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.
    At the Cleveland East station, left-turn access from Broad St. onto Cleveland St. and Altamont St. is temporarily closed, in both the eastbound and westbound directions, while construction of this station is occurring.

Waterline Relocation: Staples Mill Eastbound during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • WHERE: Broad St., opposite Maywill St., between Chantilly St. and Blacker St.
  • IMPACTS: Temporary closure of the curbside lande of Broad St., between Chantilly St. and Blacker St., heading eastbound.

Station Construction at Allison St Eastbound during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Median of Broad St., between Allison St. and Meadow St.
  • DETAILS: Station foundation (pending approvals)
  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of the median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, at Allison East occur.  Street parking impacts are as follows:
    • North side of Broad St (WB direction) between Strawberry St. and Allen Ave: parking is permanently removed.
    • South side of Broad St (EB direction) between Strawberry St. and Allen Ave: parking is temporarily removed, while the Allison East station construction is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
      Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment being used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Science Museum West and East Stations during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Median of Broad St., between Robinson St. and Terminal Pl.
  • DETAILS: Station foundation
  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of the median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, at Science Museum East.  Street parking impacts are as follows:
    • North side of Broad St (WB direction) between Robinson St. and Terminal Pl.: parking is temporarily removed while construction of Science Museum East is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
    • South side of Broad St (EB direction) between Robinson St. and east of the Boulevard: parking is temporarily removed, while the Science Museum East station construction is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
      Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Cleveland St. East and West Stations during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Median of Broad St., between Cleveland St. and Altamont St.
  • DETAILS: Excavation and foundation installation
  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of the median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, at Cleveland St. East.  Street parking impacts are as follows:
    • North side of Broad St (WB direction) between N. Sheppard St. and Cleveland St.: parking will be temporarily removed while construction of Cleveland East is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
    • South side of Broad St (EB direction) between Tilden St. and Wayne St.: parking is temporarily removed, while the Cleveland East station construction is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
      Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Orleans during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Orleans Street (at Rocketts Landing)
  • DETAILS: Station foundation 
  • IMPACTS: A portion of the roadway will be closed for construction operations, but travel lanes should remain open in both directions. Additionally:
    • The sidewalk within the construction zone will be closed during construction.
    • Parking on Orleans Street will be temporarily removed during construction.
    • Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Shockoe Bottom East during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • WHERE: East Main Street, eastbound between 24th and 25th Streets
  • DETAILS: Removal of light pole, excavation and station foundation
  • IMPACTS: Temporary closure of the eastbound right lane. Travel lanes should remain open in both directions. The sidewalk within the construction zone will be closed during construction. Parking will be temporarily removed in this location.
    Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

For the week of Sunday, May 7 to Saturday, May 13:

Traffic Signal Work during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and night-time (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.)

  • WHEN: Night work (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) from Sun., May 7 to Thurs., May 11
                 Day work (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Mon., May 8 to Fri., May 12
  • WHERE: Broad St. at intersections to be determined (trenching)
  • IMPACTS: Temporary single and double lane closures laterally across Broad St. at signal intersections.
    Temporary detours possible on Broad St. where signal work is occurring.
    Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes equipment cutting across streets and intersections.

Median Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) continues at all times

  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, between Hamilton St. and 1st St. Two travel lanes remain open in both directions. There is no need to detour off of Broad Street.
    Lane shifts are in effect at Allison, Science Museum and Cleveland Street stations. Parking has been temporarily removed in these locations, while construction is occurring, and will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.
    At the Cleveland East station, left-turn access from Broad St. onto Cleveland St. and Altamont St. is temporarily closed, in both the eastbound and westbound directions, while construction of this station is occurring.

Waterline Relocation: Staples Mill East during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • WHERE: Broad St., opposite Maywill St., between Chantilly St. and Blacker St.
  • IMPACTS: Temporary closure of the curbside lane of Broad St., between Chantilly St. and Blacker St., heading eastbound.

Station Construction at Allison St Eastbound during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Median of Broad St., between Allison St. and Meadow St.
  • DETAILS: Station foundation (pending approvals)
  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of the median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, at Allison East.  Street parking impacts are as follows:
    • North side of Broad St (WB direction) between Strawberry St. and Allen Ave: parking will be permanently removed.
    • South side of Broad St (EB direction) between Strawberry St. and Allen Ave: parking is temporarily removed, while the Allison East station construction is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
      Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Science Museum West and East Stations during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Median of Broad St., between Robinson St. and Terminal Pl.
  • DETAILS: Totem and equipment pad (pending approvals)
  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of the median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, at Science Museum East.  Street parking impacts are as follows:
    • North side of Broad St (WB direction) between Robinson St. and Terminal Pl.: parking will be temporarily removed while construction of Science Museum East is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
    • South side of Broad St (EB direction) between Robinson St. and east of the Boulevard: parking is temporarily removed, while the Science Museum East station construction is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
      Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Cleveland St. East and West Stations during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Median of Broad St., between Cleveland St. and Altamont St.
  • DETAILS: Station foundation work
  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of the median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, at Cleveland St. East.  Street parking impacts are as follows:
    • North side of Broad St (WB direction) between N. Sheppard St. and Cleveland St.: parking will be temporarily removed while construction of Cleveland East is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
    • South side of Broad St (EB direction) between Tilden St. and Wayne St.: parking is temporarily removed, while the Cleveland East station construction is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
      Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Orleans during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Orleans Street (at Rocketts Landing)
  • DETAILS: Station foundation
  • IMPACTS: A portion of the roadway will be closed for construction operations, but travel lanes should remain open in both directions. Additionally:
    • The sidewalk within the construction zone will be closed during construction.
    • Parking on Orleans Street will be temporarily removed during construction.
    • Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Shockoe Bottom East during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • WHERE: East Main Street, eastbound between 24th and 25th Streets
  • DETAILS: Station foundation
  • IMPACTS: Temporary closure of the eastbound right lane. Travel lanes should remain open in both directions. The sidewalk within the construction zone will be closed during construction. Parking will be temporarily removed in this location.
    Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

For the week of Sunday, May 14 to Saturday, May 20:

Traffic Signal Work during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and night-time (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.)

  • WHEN: Night work (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) from Sun., May 14 to Thurs., May 18
                 Day work (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) from Mon., May 15 to Fri., May 19
  • WHERE: Broad St. at intersections to be determined (trenching)
  • IMPACTS: Temporary single and double lane closures laterally across Broad St. at signal intersections.
    Temporary detours possible on Broad St. where signal work is occurring.
    Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes equipment cutting across streets and intersections.

Median Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) continues at all times

  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, between Hamilton St. and 1st St. Two travel lanes remain open in both directions. There is no need to detour off of Broad Street. 
    Lane shifts are in effect at Allison, Science Museum and Cleveland Street stations. Parking has been temporarily removed in these locations, while construction is occurring, and will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station. 
    At the Cleveland East station, left-turn access from Broad St. onto Cleveland St. and Altamont St. is temporarily closed, in both the eastbound and westbound directions, while construction of this station is occurring.

Waterline Relocation: Staples Mill during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • WHERE: Broad St., opposite Maywill St., between Chantilly St. and Blacker St.
  • IMPACTS: Temporary closure of the curbside lane of Broad St., between Chantilly St. and Blacker St., heading eastbound.

Station Construction at Allison St Eastbound during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Median of Broad St., between Allison St. and Meadow St.
  • DETAILS: Station foundation (pending approvals)
  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of the median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, at Allison East.  Street parking impacts are as follows:
    • North side of Broad St (WB direction) between Strawberry St. and Allen Ave: parking will be permanently removed.
    • South side of Broad St (EB direction) between Strawberry St. and Allen Ave: parking is temporarily removed, while the Allison East station construction is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
      Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Science Museum West and East during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Median of Broad St., between Robinson St. and Terminal Pl.
  • DETAILS: Totem and equipment pad (pending approvals)
  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of the median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, at Science Museum East.  Street parking impacts are as follows:
    • North side of Broad St (WB direction) between Robinson St. and Terminal Pl.: parking will be temporarily removed while construction of Science Museum East is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
    • South side of Broad St (EB direction) between Robinson St. and east of the Boulevard: parking is temporarily removed, while the Science Museum East station construction is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
      Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Cleveland St. East and West Stations during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Median of Broad St., between Cleveland St. and Altamont St.
  • DETAILS: Station foundation work
  • IMPACTS: Permanent closures of the median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, at Cleveland St. East.  Street parking impacts are as follows:
    • North side of Broad St (WB direction) between N. Sheppard St. and Cleveland St.: parking will be temporarily removed while construction of Cleveland East is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
    • South side of Broad St (EB direction) between Tilden St. and Wayne St.: parking is temporarily removed, while the Cleveland East station construction is occurring. After completion of the station, parking will be restored.
      Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Orleans during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • WHERE: Orleans Street (at Rocketts Landing)
  • DETAILS: Station foundation
  • IMPACTS: A portion of the roadway will be closed for construction operations, but travel lanes should remain open in both directions. Additionally:
    • The sidewalk within the construction zone will be closed during construction.
    • Parking on Orleans Street will be temporarily removed during construction.
    • Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

Station Construction at Shockoe Bottom East during the daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • WHERE: East Main Street, eastbound between 24th and 25th Streets
  • DETAILS: Station foundation
  • IMPACTS: Temporary closure of the eastbound right lane. Travel lanes should remain open in both directions. The sidewalk within the construction zone will be closed during construction. Parking will be temporarily removed in this location.
    Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of work. This includes noise caused by equipment used to build the stations.

This schedule is progress and weather-dependent. This look-ahead information will be updated each week, for the following week.


BACKGROUND: During construction, the public will continue to have access to businesses, organizations and services located along the Project route. There is no need to detour off of Broad Street as two travel lanes in each direction will remain open for travel. 

A construction hotline is active at 804-980-0084, providing updates on construction and expected impacts. 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.


OTHER CORRIDOR NEWS:

In support of our commitment to keep everyone clearly informed about activities that are taking place along the “Pulse” BRT corridor, we also want to make you aware of separate, scheduled work that is being conducted by the City along Broad Street and Main Street; however, this work is not being conducted as part of the Pulse Project.  Following is a review of the City’s active or upcoming work.

​If you have questions about this separate work, please contact Amy Inman, Senior Administrator for Multimodal Transportation and Strategic Planning, at 804-646-5871.


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