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New traffic signal slated for Chamberlayne Avenue and Bacon Street to improve roadway safety

Posted May 8, 2024


RICHMOND, Va. –   As part of the city’s ongoing efforts to evaluate and improve city streets, the Department of Public Works will begin the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Chamberlayne Avenue and Bacon Street next month. The new traffic signal will help improve roadway safety for people who walk, roll and drive through the area.

The project will include:

  • The installation of new traffic signal mast arm poles with traffic signal heads
    • The signal heads will be equipped with retroreflective backplates which are more visible in both daytime and nighttime conditions, helping to reduce crashes
  • Vehicle detection, countdown pedestrian signal heads, and push buttons
  • The installation of high visibility crosswalks and accessibility ramps

Weather permitting, this project is expected to be completed by Spring 2025.

During construction, there will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures. Please give our construction workers extra space and slow down when you see orange cones in the work zones.

The city operates and maintains 486 traffic signal control devices.

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The City of Richmond Department of Public Works (DPW) is one of only 195 currently accredited public works agencies in the United States. DPW’s portfolio comprises a wide array of services to include leaf collection; street, sidewalk and alley maintenance; trash collection; recycling; grass cutting;  graffiti removal; parking enforcement; urban forestry; street signs; traffic signals and pavement markings and civil engineering. In addition, DPW maintains upkeep on most city buildings; issues permits for working in the city’s right-of-way; manages the RVA Bike Share program and maintains the fleet of city vehicles. DPW’s operating budget comes from the general fund of the City of Richmond.  For more information about DPW services, click here or call 3-1-1