Pulse construction work is expected to progress to the median-running section of the Pulse route beginning Monday, January 23, 2017.


The inside lanes and median of Eastbound and Westbound Broad Street will close between N. Hamilton and 1st Street to facilitate median station construction and new median construction, as permitted by the City of Richmond Department of Public Works Work In Street Permit (WISP-010848-2017).

This closure will permit LANE Construction to build median stations concurrently, when possible, through May 30, 2017. Staging for work in this area will occur within the closure space, limiting area impacts. Two travel lanes in each direction of Broad Street will remain open. The future median Pulse-only dedicated travel lanes will be permanently closed to general vehicular traffic.

On-street parking impacts will occur when individual median stations are constructed, as shown here:  Parking (I-195 to Bowe St); Parking (Ryland St to 14th St). Specific updates will be provided as the station construction progresses. The first median station expected to be built is Allison St Eastbound.

WHO:              DB Contractor, LANE Construction
WHAT:             Closure of inside lanes on Eastbound and Westbound Broad Street from: N. Hamilton to Boulevard; Boulevard to Hermitage; Hermitage to Belvidere; Belvidere to 1st Street. This closure is necessary to facilitate demolition of the existing median, construction of a new median and construction of median stations.
WHEN:            Beginning Monday, January 23, 2017. Closure hours will be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This work is permitted through May 30, 2017.

WHERE:          Inside lanes on Eastbound and Westbound Broad Street from: N. Hamilton to Boulevard; Boulevard to Hermitage; Hermitage to Belvidere; Belvidere to 1st Street.

BRIEF: 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. 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. Travelers may notice temporary barriers while this closure is in effect.

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. For the City of Richmond Pulse Business Support Initiative, please visit

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.

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GRTC Transit System’s mission is to provide clean, safe, and reliable transportation and to improve mobility and access throughout Central Virginia.