Construction Info

(Updated June 23, 2017)
Construction Activities Underway
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The Pulse Design-Build (DB) Contractor, LANE Construction, has workers in the field in the work area during permitted day and night hours. Most of construction activity is occurring during daytime hours, 7.a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Traffic signal work is occurring during both daytime and nighttime hours, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday to Thursday. Details are below. All schedules are weather and progress-dependent. 

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This week on Broad Street, station construction continued at Allison East; Cleveland East and West; Science Museum East and West; Staples Mill East and West; and VCU/VUU East and West stations. On E. Main Street, station construction continued at Orleans, East Riverfront and Shockoe Bottom East. Waterline relocation continued at Willow Lawn. Nighttime traffic signal work progressed on Broad St. and E. Main Street.

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 NOTICES:


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 station (median and curbside) 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.
  • On East Main Street at East Riverfront.
  • Orleans Street at Rocketts Landing.

RECENT RECAP AND LOOK-AHEAD: (next update expected 6/30/17)
Independence Day Holiday Restrictions:  Work stops Mon., July 3, and resumes Wed., July 5.
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.

Traffic Signals: 

  • IMPACTS: Temporary single and double lane closures at signal intersections. Temporary detours possible on Broad St., 14th St. and Main St., where signal work is occurring.
    Noise: Depending on proximity to work zone, area residents could hear portions of trenching work. This includes equipment cutting across streets and intersections.

WHEN:

WHERE:

Sun., June 18 to Thurs., June 22 (6 pm to 6 am)
Mon., June 19 to Fri., June 23 (7 am to 5 pm)

Broad St. at Old 14th St. (trenching)
Main St. at 14th St. (trenching)
Cabinet Foundations on Broad St., from Monroe St. eastward (daytime)

Sun., June 25 to Thurs., June 29 (6 pm to 6 am)
Mon., June 26 to Fri., June 30 (7 am to 5 pm)

Main St. at 17th St., 18th St. (trenching)
Pulling wire from Robinson St. east (day work)

Sun., July 2, Wed., July 5 and Thur., July 6 (6 pm to 6 am)
Wed., July 5 to Fri., July 7 (7 am to 5 pm)

Main St. at 17th St., 19th St. (trenching)
Pulling wire from Robinson St. east (day work)

Sun., July 9 to Thur., July 13 (6 pm to 6 am)
Mon., July 10 to Fri., July 14 (7 am to 5 pm)

Locations TBD (trenching)
Pulling wire from Robinson St. east (day work)

Roadway Work: 

  • IMPACTS: No additional traffic impacts; work is within existing work zone and MOT.
Mon., June 19 to Sat., June 24 (7am to 5 pm)

No roadway work this week.

Mon., June 26 to Sat., July 1 (7am to 5 pm)

Undercut / Backfill from Lombardy St. westward

Wed., July 5 to Sat., July 8 (7am to 5 pm)

Clean up median, prepare for asphalt from Lombardy St. westward

Mon., July 10 to Sat., July 15 (7am to 5 pm) Asphalt median from Lombardy St. westward

Waterline Relocation:

  • IMPACTS: Temporary closure of the sidewalk and curbside lane of eastbound Broad St.
Mon., June 19 to Sat., June 24 (7 am to 5 pm) Willow Lawn, Broad St. eastbound, between Byrd Ave. and Willow Lawn Dr.

Mon., June 26 to Wed., June 28 (7 am to 5 pm)

Willow Lawn, Broad St. eastbound, between Byrd Ave. and Willow Lawn Dr.
Thur., June 29 to Sat., July 1 (7am to 5 pm) Arts District West, Broad St. westbound, between Adams St. and Jefferson St.
Wed., July 5 to Sat., July 8 (7 am to 5 pm) Arts District West, Broad St. westbound, between Adams St. and Jefferson St.
Mon., July 10 to Sat., July 15 (7 am to 5 pm) Arts District West, Broad St. westbound, between Adams St. and Jefferson St.

Station 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.
  • 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 and Cleveland 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.

Mon., June 19 to Sat., June 24 (7 am to 5 pm):

Median Station Allison East: Broad St., btwn Allison St. & Meadow St. Structural Slab
Median Stations Science Museum East/West: Broad St., btwn Robinson St. & Terminal Pl.

No scheduled activity this week

Median Stations Cleveland East/West:  Broad St., btwn Cleveland St. & Altamont St.

No scheduled activity this week

Median Station VCU & VUU East: Broad St., btwn Shafer & Laurel Sts. Pour concrete for footers (East)
6/22: Set barrier (West)
Curb Station Orleans:  Orleans St. at Rocketts Landing Pour concrete for totem and kneewall / blocks and bricks, install electrical conduits
Curb Station East Riverfront East/West: E. Main St., btwn Ash St. & Nicholson St.

Pour concrete for totem and kneewall / blocks and bricks, install electrical conduits

Curb Station Shockoe Bottom East:  E. Main St. eastbound, between 24th & 25th Sts.

Footers 

Curb Station Staples Mill East/West: Broad St., btwn Staples Mill Rd. & Blacker St.

Demolition / excavation / backfilling

Mon., June 26 to Sat., July 1 (7 am to 5 pm):

Median Station Allison East: Broad St., btwn Allison St. & Meadow St. Structural Slab / Pour concrete
Median Stations Science Museum East/West: btwn Robinson St. & Terminal Pl.

TBD

Median Stations Cleveland East/West:  btwn Cleveland St. & Altamont St.

Structural Slab / Pour concrete

Median Station VCU & VUU East/West: Broad St., btwn Shafer & Laurel Sts.

Kneewall/Backfill/Install communications and electrical conduits (East station)
Footers / Backfill (West station)

Curb Station Orleans:  Orleans St. at Rocketts Landing Kneewall / Blocks, Bricks / Install communications and electrical conduits 
Curb Station East Riverfront West/East: E. Main St., btwn Ash St. & Nicholson St.

Kneewall / Blocks, Bricks / Install communications and electrical conduits 

Curb Station Shockoe Bottom East:  E. Main St. eastbound, between 24th & 25th Sts. Pour concrete for Footers / Kneewall / Install communications and electrical conduits
Curb Station Staples Mill East/West: Broad St., btwn Staples Mill Rd. & Blacker St.

Footers

Wed., July 5 to Sat., July 8 ( 7 am to 5 pm):
Independence Day Holiday Restrictions:  Work stops Mon., July 3, and resumes Wed., July 5.

Median Station Allison East: Broad St., btwn Allison St. & Meadow St.   Kneewall / Set up steel structure
Median Stations Science Museum East/West: btwn Robinson St. & Terminal Pl.

Structural Slab (West station)

Median Stations Cleveland East/West:  btwn Cleveland St. & Altamont St.

Pour concrete / Structural Slab (West station)
Pour concrete / Structural Slab / Kneewall (East station)

Median Station VCU & VUU East/West: btwn Shafer St. & Laurel St.

Footers (West station)

Curb Station Orleans:  Orleans St. at Rocketts Landing Install communications and electrical conduits
Curb Station East Riverfront West/East: E. Main St., btwn Ash St. & Nicholson St. TBD
Curb Stations Shockoe Bottom East:  E. Main St. eastbound, between 24th & 25th Sts. TBD
Curb Station Staples Mill East/West:  WB Broad St., btwn Staples Mill Rd. & Blacker St. Pour concrete for Footers
Curb Station Willow Lawn: EB Broad St., btwn Byrd Ave & Willow Lawn Dr.

Demolition / Excavation / Backfill 

Mon., July 10 to Sat., July 15 ( 7 am to 5 pm):

Median Station Allison East: Broad St., btwn Allison St. & Meadow St.   TBD
Median Stations Science Museum East/West: btwn Robinson St. & Terminal Pl.

Pour concrete / Structural slab

Median Stations Cleveland East/West:  btwn Cleveland St. & Altamont St. TBD
Median Station VCU & VUU East/West:  btwn Shafer St. & Laurel St. Pour concrete for Footers (West station)
Curb Station Government Center East: Broad St. btwn 8th & 10th Sts.

Tree removal / Demolition / Excavation / Backfill

Curb Station Orleans:  Orleans St. at Rocketts Landing   TBD
Curb Station East Riverfront East/West: E. Main St., btwn Ash St. & Nicholson St. TBD
Curb Station Shockoe Bottom East:  E. Main St. eastbound, between 24th & 25th Sts. TBD
Curb Station Staples Mill East/West: EB Broad St., btwn Staples Mill Rd. & Blacker St.

TBD

Curb Station Willow Lawn: EB Broad St., btwn Byrd Ave & Willow Lawn Dr. Backfill

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.

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

  • 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; 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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