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City begins traffic signal and pedestrian upgrade project ~ Upgrades will improve traffic signal visibility and improve pedestrian safety and accessibility ~

RICHMOND, Va.  The Department of Public Works Transportation Engineering Division will upgrade existing traffic signal equipment and pedestrian accommodations at the following intersections:

  • Monument Avenue and Hamilton Street
  • West Broad Street and Westmoreland Street, and
  • Midlothian Turnpike and West Roanoke Street

Work begins May 31 and includes the installation of:

  • Traffic signal poles with updated traffic signal heads and retro-reflective backplates
    • The new traffic signal heads with retroreflective backplates are more visible in both daytime and nighttime conditions, helping to reduce crashes at the intersections
  • Traffic signal controllers
    • Upgraded traffic signal controllers and other signal equipment will improve signal operations
  • Countdown pedestrian signal heads and push buttons
  • Sidewalk accessible curb ramps
  • Pavement markings and high visibility crosswalks

During construction, there will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures.

Weather permitting, this project is scheduled for completion September 15, 2022.

This $1.5 million project is funded through the Central Virginia Transportation Authority (CVTA).

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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.