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Work is underway at three signalized intersections to improve pedestrian safety

Posted March 1, 2024

~This project is part of the city’s ongoing efforts to improve safety for people who walk and roll~

RICHMOND, Va. –   The Department of Public Works (DPW) is upgrading intersections at Iron Bridge Road and Belmont Road, Cary Street at 9th Street and Cary Street at 10th Street.  These upgrades use low-cost, systemic, quick build improvements that provide proven immediate safety benefits through changing the built environment. 

Improvements include:

  • High visibility crosswalks
  • Pedestrian median refuges 
  • Accessible ramps, and 
  • Pedestrian countdown signals at locations currently without them 

Weather permitting, work will be completed in late April.

Please continue giving our construction workers extra space and slow down when you see orange cones in the work zones.

This $299,852 project is funded through the Central Virginia Transportation Authority and is part of a larger 10.5 million investment in improving the safety of people who walk and roll across streets in Richmond.

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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