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Pedestrian safety improvements coming to 35 citywide signal controlled intersections

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

RICHMOND, Va. –   The Department of Public Works (DPW) secured Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds through its partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. This project is a continuation of the work by the Department to use low-cost, systemic, quick build improvements that provide proven immediate safety benefits through changing the built environment. 

This project will start this summer and it is expected to be completed by spring 2024, weather permitting. During this phase of the project, the Department will make improvements at the project intersections listed below and will install:

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

Project Intersections:

Arthur Ashe Blvd & Ellen Rd/Robin Hood Rd

Hull St & 15th St

Arthur Ashe Blvd & Grace St

Hull St & 20th St

Arthur Ashe Blvd & Grove Ave

Hull St & 32nd St

Arthur Ashe Blvd & Main St

Hull St & Broad Rock Rd

Bells Rd & Castlewood Rd

Hull St & Midlothian TP / Clopton St

Broad Rock Blvd & Walmsley Blvd

Leigh St & Harrison St

Broad Rock Blvd & Warwick Rd

Main St & 1st St

Broad Rock Rd & Holly Springs Ave/32nd St

Main St & 3rd St

Cary St & 4th St

Main St & 4th St

Cary St & 10th St

Main St & 13th St/Governor St

Cary St & Laurel St

Main St & Adams St

Cary St & Linden St

Main St & Meadow St

Chamberlayne Ave & Laburnum Ave

Main St & Robinson St

Chamberlayne Ave & North Ave/Claremont Ave

Main St & Strawberry St/Addison St

Chamberlayne Ave & Westwood Ave

Mechanicsville Trpk & Fairfield Ave

Cowardin Ave & Bainbridge St

Richmond Hwy & Lamberts Ave

Ellwood Ave & Thompson St

Richmond Hwy & Terminal Ave

Hermitage Rd & Westbrook Ave






















This phase of improvements total approximately $2.4 million and is part of a larger $10.5 million investment in improving the safety of people who walk and roll across streets.

The Department operates and maintains 480 traffic signal controlled intersections and continues to work to improve the safety of people who walk, roll and cross city streets regardless of their age or ability. 

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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.