Construction Info

(Updated May 17, 2018)
Construction Activities Underway
As work progresses, frequent updates are provided here on the “what, when and where.”
GRTC Pulse Construction Hotline: (804) 980-0084.

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The Design-Build (DB) Contractor, Lane Construction continues work on GRTC Pulse, a new bus rapid transit system serving the Richmond Region, from Rocketts Landing to Willow Lawn.

Work is continuing at Willow Lawn; Staples Mill East and West; Scott’s Addition East and West; Science Museum East and West; Allison East and West; VCU & VUU East and West; Arts District East and West; Convention Center East and West; Government Center East and West; VCU Medical Center East and West; Main St. Station East and West; Shockoe Bottom East and West; East Riverfront East and West; and Rocketts Landing. Work includes landscaping and installing items such as cedar ceiling, totem signage, lighting, station glass and more. Meanwhile, roadway work and integration of electrical components and communications are occurring. Permitted work hours are 7.a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday to Thursday.

Motorists traveling the project route should be advised of changes in some traffic turn signals and permanent parking configurations. Please drive carefully, stay out of GRTC Pulse bus-only lanes and adhere to all posted signs, including new parking configurations. For updated information on dedicated bus lanes, parking, dedicated left-turn lanes and station locations, please access:

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RECENT RECAP AND LOOK-AHEAD: (next update expected 5/25/18)

 

Week of May 13, 2018

             Willow Lawn: EB Broad St., btwn Byrd Ave & Willow Lawn Dr. (CURBSIDE; WESTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction:  Drill for station glass & glazing

             Staples Mill East / West: EB Broad St., between Staples Mill Rd. & Blacker St.  (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Drill for station glass & glazing (both stations)

             Scott’s Addition East / West: Broad St. between Cleveland St. & Altamont St.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Drill for station glass & glazing (both stations); Totem light installation (West station)

             Science Museum East / West: Broad St. between Robinson St. & Terminal Pl.  (MEDIAN)

             Station Construction:  Totem light installation (both stations)

Allison East / West: Broad St., between Meadow & Strawberry Sts. (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Cedar ceiling / Totem light installation (both stations)

VCU & VUU East / West: Broad St., between Shafer & Laurel Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction: Cedar ceiling / Totem light installation (both stations)

             Arts District East / West: Broad St., between Foushee & Jefferson Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Cedar ceiling / Totem light installation (both stations)

             Convention Center East / West:  Broad St., between 2nd & 5th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Totem light installation (both stations)

             Government Center East / West: Broad St., between 8th & 10th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Totem light installation (both stations)

             VCU Medical Center East / West: Broad St., between 11th & Old 14th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Totem light installation / Cedar ceiling (both stations)

             Main St. Station East / West:  E. Main St., between 15th & 17th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Totem light installation / Cedar ceiling (both stations)

             Shockoe Bottom East / West:  E. Main St., between 24th & 25th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Totem light installation (West station)

             East Riverfront West / East: E. Main St., between Ash St. & Nicholson St. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Totem light installation (both stations)

             Rocketts Landing:  Orleans St. at Rocketts Landing (CURBSIDE; EASTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction:  No activity scheduled.

Other Location Impacts:

Roadway Work:  Construct pedestrian curb ramps and repair sidewalks.

 

Week of May 20, 2018

             Willow Lawn: EB Broad St., btwn Byrd Ave & Willow Lawn Dr. (CURBSIDE; WESTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction:  Totem light installation / Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights

             Staples Mill East / West: EB Broad St., between Staples Mill Rd. & Blacker St.  (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Totem light installation / Enclosure for beam lights (both stations); Beam lights (West station)

             Scott’s Addition East / West: Broad St. between Cleveland St. & Altamont St.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights (both stations); Install totem lights (East station)

             Science Museum East / West: Broad St. between Robinson St. & Terminal Pl.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights (both stations)

             Allison East / West: Broad St., between Meadow & Strawberry Sts.    (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights (both stations)

             VCU & VUU East / West: Broad St., between Shafer & Laurel Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights (both stations)

             Arts District East / West: Broad St., between Foushee & Jefferson Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Install cameras (both stations); Cedar ceiling (East station)

             Convention Center East / West:  Broad St., between 2nd & 5th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

             Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights (East station)

Government Center East / West: Broad St., between 8th & 10th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

             Station Construction:  No activity scheduled. (both stations)

VCU Medical Center East / West: Broad St., between 11th & Old 14th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: No activity scheduled. (both stations)

             Main St. Station East / West:  E. Main St., between 15th & 17th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: No activity scheduled. (both stations)

             Shockoe Bottom East / West:  E. Main St., between 24th & 25th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: No activity scheduled. (both stations)

             East Riverfront West / East: E. Main St., between Ash St. & Nicholson St. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Drill for station glass & glazing (both stations)

             Rocketts Landing:  Orleans St. at Rocketts Landing (CURBSIDE; EASTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction:  Drill for station glass & glazing / Totem light installation

Other Location Impacts:

Roadway Work:  Construct pedestrian curb ramps and sidewalk repairs.


Week of May 27, 2018

             Willow Lawn: EB Broad St., btwn Byrd Ave & Willow Lawn Dr. (CURBSIDE; WESTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction:  No activity scheduled.

             Staples Mill East / West: EB Broad St., between Staples Mill Rd. & Blacker St.  (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  No activity scheduled. (both stations)

             Scott’s Addition East / West: Broad St. between Cleveland St. & Altamont St.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  No activity scheduled. (both stations)

            Science Museum East / West: Broad St. between Robinson St. & Terminal Pl.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  No activity scheduled. (both stations)

             Allison East / West: Broad St., between Meadow & Strawberry Sts.    (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Set station glass & glazing (both stations)

             VCU & VUU East / West: Broad St., between Shafer & Laurel Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Set station glass & glazing (both stations)

             Arts District East / West: Broad St., between Foushee & Jefferson Sts.  (MEDIAN)

Station Construction:  Beam lights (both stations)

             Convention Center East / West:  Broad St., between 2nd & 5th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights (West station); Beam lights (both stations)

             Government Center East / West: Broad St., between 8th & 10th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights (both stations)

             VCU Medical Center East / West: Broad St., between 11th & Old 14th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights (both stations)

             Main St. Station East / West:  E. Main St., between 15th & 17th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights (both stations)

             Shockoe Bottom East / West:  E. Main St., between 24th & 25th Sts. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights (both stations); Set station glass & glazing (East station)

             East Riverfront West / East: E. Main St., between Ash St. & Nicholson St. (CURBSIDE)

Station Construction: Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights (both stations)

             Rocketts Landing:  Orleans St. at Rocketts Landing (CURBSIDE; EASTERN TERMINUS)

Station Construction:  Enclosure for beam lights / Beam lights

Other Location Impacts:

Roadway Work:  Construct pedestrian curb ramps and sidewalk repairs.

This schedule is progress and weather-dependent. This look-ahead information will be updated each week, for the following week.


BACKGROUND: During construction, the public will continue to have access to businesses, organizations and services located along the Project route. There is no need to detour off of Broad Street as two travel lanes in each direction will remain open for travel. 

A construction hotline is active at 804-980-0084, providing updates on construction and expected impacts. As work progresses, frequent updates will be provided. As always, work is weather and progress-dependent. 

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.

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. GRTC Pulse is jointly sponsored by Bon Secours Richmond Health System and VCU Health System. The Pulse will link the public to many exciting destinations, businesses, services and restaurants.


OTHER CORRIDOR NEWS:

In support of our commitment to keep everyone clearly informed about activities that are taking place along the “Pulse” BRT corridor, we also want to make you aware of separate, scheduled work that is being conducted by the City along Broad Street and Main Street. 

​If you have questions about this separate work, please contact Amy Inman, Senior Administrator for Multimodal Transportation and Strategic Planning, at 804-646-5871.


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