General Assembly Construction: Bus Stop Temporary Closure

Construction work at the General Assembly building on Broad St. between 9th and 10th Streets begins Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Fencing around this work zone temporarily closes Bus Stop #349 (Broad & 10th EB) through 2021. The sidewalk in this block is also closed. Additionally, beginning in December 2017, the curbside lane of Broad St. between 9th and 10th Streets will close through 2021.

The two closest open EB bus stops are:

  • #352 Broad & 11th (in front of Old City Hall): open for buses traveling straight down Broad St. east of 8th, such as Express Routes. This stop is not open to buses leaving from 10th & Marshall turning left onto Broad. 
  • #457 Broad & Old 14th: open for buses traveling east on Broad St. (Expresses, 6, 21, 24, 37, 74)

The following WB bus stops remain open:

  • #354 Broad & 12th
  • #350 Broad & 10th

Pulse construction is also underway at the Government Center eastbound station located at Broad & 9th Streets. Until station construction is complete, Bus Stop #383  (Broad & 8th EB) is temporarily closed.

Once the Pulse service opens, the Government Center EB station will also be open through General Assembly construction.  A queue jump at the traffic signal at Broad and 9th will enable Pulse vehicles to merge around the General Assembly work zone and return to the dedicated Pulse-only lane to service the next eastbound station at VCU Hospital.

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.

Thank you for your patience during construction. 

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