Construction Info

(Updated April 13, 2018)
Construction Activities Underway
As work progresses, frequent updates are provided here on the “what, when and where.”
GRTC Pulse Construction Hotline: (804) 980-0084.

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The Design-Build (DB) Contractor, LANE Construction, has workers in the field in the work area during permitted day and night hours, working on GRTC Pulse, a new bus rapid transit system serving the Richmond Region, from Rocketts Landing to Willow Lawn. Construction activity is occurring during permitted daytime hours, 7.a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and permitted nighttime hours, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday to Thursday. Details are below. All schedules are weather and progress-dependent. Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) has been established where work is occurring.

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Work is continuing at Willow Lawn; Staples Mill East and West; Scott’s Addition East and West; Science Museum East and West; Allison East and West; VCU & VUU East and West; Arts District East and West; Convention Center East and West; Government Center East and West; VCU Medical Center East and West; Main St. Station East and West; Shockoe Bottom East and West; East Riverfront East and West; and Rocketts Landing. With much of the station construction complete, Lane continues to make final finishes at the stations:  downspouts, cedar ceiling installation, totem signage, lighting, station glass and more. Meanwhile, roadway work and the integration of electrical components and communications are occurring.

Motorists traveling the project route should be advised that changes in some traffic turn signals and permanent parking configurations are taking effect from now and into the following weeks. Please drive carefully and adhere to all posted signs. 

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!

  • Median Stations:    
    • Permanent closures of median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, from Hamilton St. to 1st St.
    • Lane shifts are in effect at Scott's Addition, Science Museum, Allison and VCU & VUU stations.
    • At the Scott's Addition 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.
  • Curbside Stations:  
    • A portion of the roadway will be closed for construction operations, but travel lanes should remain open in both directions.
    • Sidewalks within construction zones will be closed during construction.

CLICK HERE to check for the latest traffic advisories in GRTC's News & Updates.

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.

For the general safety and well-being of all individuals, orange cones and barrels, as well as protective fencing, have been set in the median and inside lanes along Broad St., as well as on E. Main St., where construction is occurring on the GRTC Pulse bus rapid transit project. This may present unfamiliar changes to your travel patterns, including shifting travel lanes, closed parking lanes and sidewalks, and the presence of construction equipment and personnel.

Our installed signage and our work crews will help to guide you safely through work zones. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians also are responsible for keeping work zones safe. When traveling near work zones, please dedicate your full attention to the roadway.

Driving, walking or biking inside the orange barrels, within our work sites, is not allowed. Hazards exist here, which may not seem noticeable at first. The orange cones, barrels and fencing are there for your travel protection, as well as for Lane’s workers. In most areas, sidewalks and intersections remain open, providing pedestrian access to businesses and destinations.

We also encourage you to refrain from using cell phones or mobile devices in these areas. Your full attention to your surroundings will help get you safely through the work zones.

Lane Construction appreciates the public’s adherence to keeping outside of our designated work zones. For more information, 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 NOTICES:


RECENT RECAP AND LOOK-AHEAD: (next update expected 4/20/18)



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 Scott's Addition 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.

Week of April 8, 2018

Willow Lawn: EB Broad St., btwn Byrd Ave. & Willow Lawn Dr. (CURBSIDE; WESTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction: Enclosure for beam lights / Downspouts / Beam lights

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Staples Mill East / West: Broad St., between Staples Mill Rd. & Blacker St.  (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: Downspouts (both stations); Totem signage

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring.

Scott's Addition East / West: Broad St. between Cleveland St. & Altamont St.  (MEDIAN)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Science Museum East / West: Broad St. between Robinson St. & Terminal Pl.  (MEDIAN)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Allison East / West: Broad St., between Meadow & Strawberry Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Roadway Work:  Totem signage (West station)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

VCU & VUU East / West: Broad St., between Shafer & Laurel Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Arts District East / West: Broad St., between Foushee & Jefferson Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction: Install cameras (both stations)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Convention Center East / West:  Broad St., between 2nd & 5th Sts.  (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: Downspouts (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Government Center East / West: Broad St., between 8th & 10th Sts.  (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: Downspouts (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

VCU Medical Center East / West: Broad St., between 11th & Old 14th Sts.  (CURBSIDE)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Main St. Station East / West:  E. Main St., between 15th & 17th Sts.  (CURBSIDE)

 Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Shockoe Bottom East / West:  E. Main St., between 24th & 25th Sts.  (CURBSIDE)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

East Riverfront West / East: E. Main St., between Ash St. & Nicholson St.  (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Install cameras (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Rocketts Landing:  Orleans St. at Rocketts Landing   (CURBSIDE; EASTERN TERMINUS)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Other Location Impacts:

Roadway Work:  Construct pedestrian curb ramps (GC-12’s) at several median intersections along Broad St.: Westmoreland St.; btwn Allison St. & Terminal Pl.; btwn 7th & 8th Sts.; btwn Cleveland & Altamont Sts. / Willow Lawn Dr. @ Markel Rd. / Sidewalk repairs along Broad St. at Altamont St., Davis St. 

 

Week of April 15, 2018

Willow Lawn: EB Broad St., btwn Byrd Ave & Willow Lawn Dr. (CURBSIDE; WESTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction:  Beam lights / Cedar ceiling

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Staples Mill East / West: EB Broad St., between Staples Mill Rd. & Blacker St. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights / Cedar ceiling

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Scott's Addition East / West: Broad St. between Cleveland St. & Altamont St.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction: Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights / Downspouts (both stations); Cedar ceiling (East station)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Science Museum East / West: Broad St. between Robinson St. & Terminal Pl.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction: Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights / Downspouts (both stations)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Allison East / West: Broad St., between Meadow & Strawberry Sts.    (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights / Downspouts (both stations); Totem signage (East station)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

VCU & VUU East / West: Broad St., between Shafer & Laurel Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Downspouts (both stations); Totem signage (East station)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Arts District East / West: Broad St., between Foushee & Jefferson Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Downspouts (both stations)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Convention Center East / West:  Broad St., between 2nd & 5th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Government Center East / West: Broad St., between 8th & 10th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

VCU Medical Center East / West: Broad St., between 11th & Old 14th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: Downspouts (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Main St. Station East / West:  E. Main St., between 15th & 17th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Downspouts (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Shockoe Bottom East / West:  E. Main St., between 24th & 25th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: Downspouts (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

East Riverfront West / East: E. Main St., between Ash St. & Nicholson St. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: Downspouts (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Rocketts Landing:  Orleans St. at Rocketts Landing (CURBSIDE; EASTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction: Downspouts

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Other Location Impacts:

Roadway Work:  Construct pedestrian curb ramps (GC-12’s) at several median intersections along Broad St. / Sidewalk repairs along Broad St.

 

Week of April 22, 2018

Willow Lawn: EB Broad St., btwn Byrd Ave & Willow Lawn Dr. (CURBSIDE; WESTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction:  Station landscaping

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Staples Mill East / West: EB Broad St., between Staples Mill Rd. & Blacker St.  (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Cedar ceiling / Station landscaping (Both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Scott's Addition East / West: Broad St. between Cleveland St. & Altamont St.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Cedar ceiling / Station landscaping (Both stations)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Science Museum East / West: Broad St. between Robinson St. & Terminal Pl.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Cedar ceiling / Station landscaping (Both stations)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Allison East / West: Broad St., between Meadow & Strawberry Sts.    (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Cedar ceiling (Both stations)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

VCU & VUU East / West: Broad St., between Shafer & Laurel Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Beam lights / Cedar ceiling (both stations); Totem signage (West station)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Arts District East / West: Broad St., between Foushee & Jefferson Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Beam lights / Cedar ceiling (both stations)

Parking Impacts: No Parking in these locations during construction; parking will be restored to final configuration upon completion of each station.

Convention Center East / West:  Broad St., between 2nd & 5th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: Beam lights / Enclosure for Beam lights (both stations); Cedar ceiling (East station)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Government Center East / West: Broad St., between 8th & 10th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:   Beam lights / Enclosure for Beam lights (both stations); Totem signage (East station)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

VCU Medical Center East / West: Broad St., between 11th & Old 14th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Beam lights / Enclosure for Beam lights (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Main St. Station East / West:  E. Main St., between 15th & 17th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Beam lights / Enclosure for Beam lights (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Shockoe Bottom East / West:  E. Main St., between 24th & 25th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

East Riverfront West / East: E. Main St., between Ash St. & Nicholson St. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights (both stations)

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Rocketts Landing:  Orleans St. at Rocketts Landing (CURBSIDE; EASTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights

Parking Impacts: Parking is temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring

Other Location Impacts:

Roadway Work:  Construct pedestrian curb ramps (GC-12’s) at several median intersections along Broad St. / Sidewalk repairs along Broad St.

  • 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.
    Median Station Impacts:    
    • Permanent closures of median and inside lanes of Broad St., in both the eastbound and westbound directions, from Hamilton St. to 1st St.
    • Lane shifts are in effect at Allison, Science Museum, Cleveland and VCU & VUU stations. Parking has been 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.
  • Curb Station Impacts:          
    • A portion of the roadway will be closed for construction operations, but travel lanes should remain open in both directions.
    • Sidewalks within construction zones will be closed during construction.
    • Parking will be temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring.
    • East Riverfront East and West stations are within an area that is already closed due to city’s existing East Riverfront Redevelopment project. No MOT is required.

Allison East Construction Parking Impacts:

  • 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 station, parking will be restored.

VCU & VUU Construction Parking Impacts:

  • North Side of Broad St. (WB direction):  Parking will be permanently removed from Harrison St. to Belvidere St. After completion of station, some parking will be restored west of Harrison St., near the Siegel Center.
  • South side of Broad St. (EB direction):  Parking will be temporarily removed across from Hancock St. to Laurel St. After completion of station, some parking will be restored east and west of Shafer St.

Science Museum Construction Parking Impacts:

  • North side of Broad St (WB direction): Parking will be permanently removed from the Science Museum entrance to near Terminal Pl. After completion of station, some parking will be restored near Terminal Pl.
  • South side of Broad St. (EB direction):  Parking will be permanently removed between the Boulevard to Strawberry St. After completion of station, a few parking spaces will be restored west of Robinson St. and west of Strawberry St. 

Cleveland Station Construction Parking Impacts:

  • North side of Broad St (WB direction) between N. Sheppard St. and Cleveland St.:  Parking will be temporarily removed while construction of Cleveland stations is occurring. After completion of stations, some parking will be restored between Sheppard St. and Boulevard; west of MacTavish St.; and between Roseneath Rd. and I-195 overpass.
  • South side of Broad St. (EB direction) between Tilden St. and Wayne St.:  Parking will be permanently removed from I-195 overpass to Boulevard.

Arts District Construction Parking Impacts:

  • North side of Broad St. (WB direction):  Parking will be temporarily removed between Brook Road and approx. 90 ft. west of Jefferson Street.
  • South side of Broad St. (EB direction):  Parking will be temporarily removed from approx. 120 ft. west of Jefferson Street to approx. 75 ft. east of Foushee Street.

Construction Parking Impacts for Curb Stations (Orleans, Shockoe Bottom, Government Center, Convention Center, Staples Mill, Willow Lawn):

  • Construction will temporarily close sidewalks and a portion of curb lanes, where stations are being built. Parking will be temporarily removed, where station construction is occurring.

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. As always, work is weather and progress-dependent. 

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.

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. 

​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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