Cleveland Station Construction Temporarily Impacts Altamont and Cleveland Intersections on Broad

Pulse station construction work progressed this week to the Cleveland eastbound (EB) and westbound (WB) median station platforms located at Broad and Cleveland Streets and Broad and Altamont Streets.  As a result of this work zone, concrete barriers are installed in the median of Broad Street at these two intersections and through the Cleveland station footprints.

Left-turn access from Broad Street onto Cleveland Street and Altamont Streets is now closed. During this construction there are additional temporary left-turn restrictions from these two side streets onto Broad Street, as follows.

Cleveland Street intersects Broad Street on the eastbound/south side (Museum District side). It does not continue through to the north side. Motorists traveling on eastbound Broad Street can still access Cleveland Street with a right-hand turn. Motorists traveling north on Cleveland Street (from the Museum District) can turn right onto Broad Street; however, they cannot turn left onto westbound Broad Street, due to the closure. Once the Pulse is operational, motorists will be allowed a left turn onto westbound Broad Street, from Cleveland Street.

Altamont Street intersects Broad Street on the westbound/north side (Scott’s Addition side). Motorists traveling on westbound Broad Street can still access Altamont Street with a right-hand turn. Motorists traveling south on Altamont, from Scott’s Addition, can turn right onto westbound Broad Street. They cannot turn left onto eastbound Broad Street, due to the closure.  Once the Pulse is operational, motorists will be allowed a left turn onto eastbound Broad Street, from Altamont Street.

There are several alternative left-turn access points from Broad Street into Scott’s Addition and Museum District during this phase of construction, including Sheppard Street (EB & WB), Roseneath Road (EB & WB), Thompson Street (WB), and Tilden Street (WB). Also, right-hand turns onto Broad Street from side streets remain open/accessible.

Two travel lanes in each direction of Broad Street remain open. There is no need to detour off of Broad Street.  The future median Pulse-only dedicated travel lanes will be permanently closed to general vehicular traffic. Permanent conditions will prohibit left turns from Broad onto both Cleveland and Altamont, but will allow left turns from Cleveland and Altamont onto Broad. Additionally, permanent conditions will permit left turns at Sheppard Street, Tilden Street, and Roseneath Road (see map below).

WHO:              DB Contractor, LANE Construction
WHAT:             Construction of the Cleveland median station platforms, temporarily protected by concrete barriers.
WHEN:            From Tuesday, April 11, 2017 until construction is estimated to end this Summer.

WHERE:           Inside lanes on Eastbound and Westbound Broad Street located at the intersections of Broad and Cleveland Streets and Broad and Altamont Streets.

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: and explore more at 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.

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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