Traffic Advisory: Some Overnight Detours on Broad St Between Adams and 6th Streets Downtown

Traffic signal work continues to progress for the Pulse project, advancing through intersections Downtown on Broad Street between Adams St. and 6th St. This work is permitted during both day and night. Although most of the work does not require a detour, LANE Construction may implement some temporary overnight detours directing drivers off of either Eastbound or Westbound Broad Street.

This detour will adjust each night as work progresses through the intersections. Drivers are encouraged to pay close attention to Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) signage indicating differing lane closures overnight in locations where the traffic signal work is occurring. At this time, work is planned only on Broad St, not on the side streets; side streets are expected to remain open to traffic.  Anticipated schedules are detailed below.

WHO:              DB Contractor, LANE Construction
WHAT:             Night traffic signal work (trenching) at Eastbound and Westbound Broad St. intersections from Adams Street to 6th Street
WHEN:            Beginning 6 PM Sunday, April 30, 2017 (subsequent nights permitted between 6 PM and 6 AM, Sundays through Thursdays). Work is weather- and progress-dependent.

WHERE:           Intersections on Broad Street from Adams Street to 6th Street, estimated as follows, weather- and progress-dependent.
                        Sunday, April 30: WB Broad St. closed at 3rd St.
                                                       WB Broad St. closed at Adams St.
                        Monday, May 1: EB Broad St. closed at 3rd St.
                                                      EB Broad St. closed at Monroe St.
                        Tuesday, May 2: WB Broad St. closed at 3rd St.
                                                      WB Broad St. closed at Monroe St.
                        Wednesday, May 3: EB Broad St. closed at 6th St.
                                                            EB Broad St. closed at 5th St.
                        Thursday, May 4: WB Broad St. closed at 6th St.
                                                       WB Broad St. closed at 5th St.

BRIEF: 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. This traffic signal work includes cutting into the roadway and sidewalk at intersections. 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.

Contact for GRTC Media Inquiries:
Carrie Rose Pace
Director of Communications
804-358-3871, Ext. 354
After Hours: 804-516-4148

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