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City Offices Closed July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, city government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022. City offices will reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
 
All Richmond Parks Recreation and Community Facilities offices and community centers will be closed Monday, July 4. All city pools will be open from Noon – 5 P.M. PRCF will also be hosting a 4th of July Celebration at Dogwood Dell beginning at 6 P.M. Click here for more information.
 
All Richmond Public Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4. All branches will reopen Tuesday, July 5th at 10 A.M. Richmond Animal Care & Control (RACC) is open to the public Monday – Thursday by appointment only. Click here to see new shelter hours for Friday – Sunday.
 
All DPW offices will be closed Monday, July 4. Trash collection will be delayed by one day. Trash collection scheduled for Monday will be picked up on Tuesday and so on through Friday, July 8. Also, the East Richmond Road Convenience Center (ERRCC landfill), located at 3800 East Richmond Road, will be closed Saturday, July 2, and Monday, July 4. DPW offices and the ERRCC will reopen on Tuesday, July 5.

Parks and Recreation Fourth of July Celebration: Programming returning to Dogwood Dell for 2022

As part of the 65th annual Festival of Arts, the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) will be hosting a Fourth of July celebration at Dogwood Dell.

This free event will feature the reading of the Declaration of Independence at 6 p.m., a presentation of the Declaration of Independence at 6:30 p.m., a performance by the Richmond Jazz Concert Band at 7 p.m., and a concert of patriotic and pop music by The Richmond Concert Band at 8 p.m. There will also be a performance of “The 1812 Overture” featuring the concert band at 9 p.m. during the fireworks display.

Richmond Police Department will enforce the following no parking areas from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on July 4.

  • 700-1000 block of Blanton Avenue  between Garrett Street and Grant Street (Both sides)
  • Arthur Ashe Boulevard between Blanton and Idlewood Avenue (Both sides)
  • Park Drive between Pump House Dr. and Blanton Avenue (Both sides)
  • Idlewood Avenue between S. Arthur Ashe Boulevard and S. Robinson Street  (Both sides)

Arthur Ashe Boulevard will close to vehicular traffic at 6 pm. Free parking is available at the Dell, with over flow parking available at City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Avenue with free shuttle bus service beginning at 4 p.m. Vendors and family activities will also be available on site.  For more information, please call (804) 646-3677.

For more information about the department, follow PRCF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Invitation to Virtual Community Conversation ~ Kicking-Off an Equity Centered Transportation Process for a New Transportation Plan to benefit all Richmonders ~

WHO:             City of Richmond Office of Equitable Transit and Mobility | Richmond Connects

WHEN:           Tuesday, June 21 from Noon to 1 p.m.

WHERE:        Online/Virtual Meeting: Go to RVAConnects.com

WHAT:           Representatives of the news media are invited to the first online meeting for Richmond Connects, a two-year process to engage City residents in a new transportation plan that will make getting around Richmond faster, safer and easier for everyone. Designed as a community conversation, the online meeting will be attended by Richmond residents, local government leaders and their staff, as well as leaders of community organizations.

Led by members of the Richmond Connects team, the online meeting is designed to:

  • Introduce and inform audiences on Richmond Connects, an equity-centered process that will engage thousands of City residents, especially those in communities that have experienced past injustices in transportation decision-making, about what needs to be fixed or improved where they walk, bike, drive or take the bus
  • Invite audiences to share feedback about making transportation in Richmond safe and easy for everyone
  • Share an interactive map showing responses gathered to-date from over 3,000 residents during the Path to Equity and Richmond 300 processes

DETAILS:     Representatives of the news media can learn more about the process resulting in a strategic multimodal transportation plan that will identify and prioritize projects for City funding over the next 5 to 10 years. Guided by the City’s Path to Equity Policy Guide, Richmond Connects will remove transportation barriers to access and opportunities, especially in low-income neighborhoods and communities with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color residents. For more information, visit RVAConnects.com or email connects@rva.gov.

We’re Social! For updates on DPW-related projects, activities and events visit us on Twitter @DPW_RichmondVA

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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.

Pulse BRT red lane painting on Broad Street commences ~ Work will occur mostly in the bus lanes with limited impact on motorists; set to be completed in late August ~

RICHMOND, Va. – Mayor Levar M. Stoney today kicked off the next phase of the Department of Public Works Pulse BRT Red Pavement Project – the painting of Pulse BRT bus lanes red.  This project is starting sooner than expected, thanks to the completion of the asphalt paving portion of the project ahead of schedule.

This phase of Pulse BRT Red Pavement project will install red-colored pavement marking in the dedicated bus-only lanes from I-195 to 1st Street. The $2 million project is funded through a Department of Rail and Public Transit grant and is intended to improve driver and pedestrian awareness of the dedicated bus-only lanes, reduce unauthorized use of the bus-only lanes, and improve bus operations.

Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed in late August. Below is the order in which sections of the Pulse lanes will be completed:

Pulse BRT Red Pavement:

Westbound:

Sequence

3rd to Belvedere

1st

Belvedere to Meadows St

2nd

Meadows to Arthur Ashe Blvd

3rd

Arthur Ashe to I-195

4th

Eastbound:

Sequence

I-195 to Arthur Ashe

5th

Arthur Ashe to Meadows

6th

Meadows to Belvedere

7th

Belvedere to 3rd

8th

BACKGROUND:

  • The GRTC PULSE runs, 14 buses, along the Broad Street corridor, almost one hundred times every single day, merging in and out of bus-only lanes from Downtown Broad Street between 4th and 14th Street. 

  • The red lane painting involves the use of a red dye, “Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)” material onto the bus-only lanes.   Once completed, drivers using the right turn lane, onto a side street, will now see hatched red paint to signal them they are allowed use those lanes.  This will better guide vehicles to not cut in front of Pulse buses, but rather to merge into the curbside bus-only lane behind the Pulse bus.  Citizens are still asked to remain alert for pedestrians with the right-of-way crossing the street as you turn right.

  • This project is a result of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation two-year demonstration program developed to produce research on the potential benefits of red-colored pavement on travel time, enforcement and other implications, to include improved safety. 

For more information and weekly updates, go to https://www.rva.gov/public-works/broad-street-project or email questions to AskPublicWorks@rva.gov.

We’re Social! For updates on DPW-related projects, activities and events visit us on Twitter @DPW_RichmondVA

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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.

City Offices Closed June 20 in Observance of Juneteenth

In observance of Juneteenth, city government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022. City offices will reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, June 21.

All Richmond Parks Recreation and Community Facilities offices and community centers will be closed Monday, June 20, 2022. City pools will operate from Noon to 5 P.M. All Richmond Public Library locations will be closed Monday, June 20, and will reopen Tuesday, June 21.

Richmond Animal Care and Control will remain open to the public for adoptions by appointment only. RACC shelter offers adoptions by appointment Sunday through Friday and is open to the public on Saturday from Noon to 5 P.M.

All DPW offices will be closed Monday, June 20. Trash collection will be delayed by one day. Trash collection scheduled for Monday will be picked up on Tuesday and so on through Friday, June 24. Also, the East Richmond Road Convenience Center (ERRCC landfill), located at 3800 East Richmond Road, will be closed Saturday, June 18, and Monday, June 20. DPW offices and the ERRCC will reopen on Tuesday, June 21.

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Las oficinas de la Ciudad estarán cerradas el 20 de junio en celebración del Día de la Emancipación (Juneteenth)

Richmond, Virginia La Ciudad de Richmond cerrará sus oficinas el lunes 20 de junio de 2022 en celebración del Día de la Emancipación (Juneteenth); este cierre incluye a las oficinas del gobierno de la ciudad, incluyendo el Ayuntamiento. Las oficinas de la ciudad abrirán el martes 21 de junio en su horario normal de funcionamiento.

Todas las oficinas administrativas del Departamento de Parques, Recreación e Instalaciones Comunitarias (PRCF), así como todos los centros comunitarios  estarán cerrados el lunes 20 de junio de 2022. Las piscinas públicas de la ciudad funcionarán de 12:00 PM a 5:00 PM. Todas las bibliotecas de la ciudad cerrarán el lunes 20 de junio y reabrirán sus puertas el martes 21 de junio.

La Oficina de Control y Cuidado Animal de Richmond (RACC) abrirá al público únicamente para aquellas adopciones para las cuales se hizo cita previa. RACC ofrece adopciones, exclusivamente mediante cita de domingo a viernes, y tiene atención al público los sábados de 12:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m.

Todas las oficinas del Departamento de Obras Públicas (DPW) estarán cerradas el lunes 20 de junio de 2022. La recolección de basuras programada para ese lunes, se pospondrá para el día siguiente (martes); este ajuste continuará hasta el viernes 24 de junio; además, El Centro de Recolección de East Richmond Road (el vertedero ERRCC), ubicado en el 3800 de East Richmond Road, también estará cerrado desde el sábado 18 de junio hasta el lunes 20 de junio. Las oficinas de Obras Públicas y el ERRCC reabrirán el martes 21 de junio.

Si desea más información, visite nuestra página RVA.gov.

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