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Hull Street Road Corridor Improvement Project ~ Phase I utility relocations starting soon ~

RICHMOND, VA - The City of Richmond Department of Public Works will start Phase I of the Hull Street Road Corridor Improvement Project next week.  This project will enhance capacity and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists by separating the thru lanes from turning lanes and by reducing the number of conflict points along the corridor.

The first phase consists of relocating the overhead and underground utilities along Hull Street between Hey Road and Warwick Road and will include the following work: Dominion Energy clearing trees to install new poles and overhead lines; Verizon installing new underground conduits and poles (they will work simultaneously with Dominion Energy). Comcast and two fiber optic companies will relocate their cables to the new poles after work has been completed by Dominion Energy.

The utility relocation work begins June 1 and weather permitting, this portion of the project is expected to take approximately 12 months. There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the project.

Project construction is expected to start late spring 2023 and will include:

  • Reconstructing the existing divided highway between Hey Road and Warwick Road to improve the roadway and intersection
  • Constructing left and right turn lanes or tapers
  • Widening the median and adding median landscaping
  • Installing pedestrian crosswalks
  • Adding sidewalks and shared use paths
  • Installing curb and gutter, and drainage improvements to handle stormwater runoff
  • Installing streetlights

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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.