Construction Activities for GRTC Pulse Scheduled to Begin August 16

Construction activities for the GRTC Pulse (Bus Rapid Transit) Project are scheduled to begin Tuesday, August 16, weather permitting.

All activities in preparation for construction are now complete, and the Pulse Design-Build (DB) Contractor, Lane Construction, is ready to proceed with its construction plan.

Utility relocation work is expected to begin at Thompson and Broad Street, progressing eastward on the south side of Broad Street. Temporary work zones will involve closing one curb lane of Broad Street and the adjacent sidewalk for 500 feet around the work site. Please follow travel signage around these mobile lane closures and be aware of workers in the field for everyone's safety. Pedestrians, please follow work zone signage in the sidewalk area. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

During construction, access to businesses and organizations located along the Project route will remain open.

WHO:              DB Contractor, Lane Construction
WHAT:            Temporary Sidewalk and One Curbside Lane Closures
WHEN:            Tuesday, August 16 through approximately October 2016, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

WHERE:         The following areas will be impacted:

  • Eastbound Broad Street from Thompson Street to Laurel Street. Work occurs on eastbound Broad Street on the south side sidewalk and south side curbside lane.

Pulse service is expected to begin in October 2017. As always, work is weather and progress-dependent.

A new construction hotline is now 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 on the “what, when and where.”

The DB Team 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 prior 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.

  Connect With GRTC: 
Call GRTC Customer Service Center at 804-358-GRTC (4782).

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.