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Traffic signal improvements scheduled at key intersections across the city

~Upgrades will improve traffic signal visibility and improve safety for people who walk and ride transit ~


RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Department of Public Works will upgrade existing traffic signal equipment and accommodations for people who walk and ride transit at the following intersections:

  • Brook Road and Brookland Park Boulevard
  • Chamberlayne Avenue and Westbrook Avenue
  • Forest Hill Avenue and Roanoke Street

Work for the project includes installing the following upgrades:

  • Replacing the existing traffic signal poles
  • New accessible curb ramps
  • Pedestrian countdown signals
  • High visibility crosswalks
  • Traffic signal controllers
  • Updating traffic signal indications with high visibility backplates
    • These backplates are more visible in both daytime and nighttime conditions and are a recognized proven safety countermeasure for all users regardless of selected transportation mode, age, and ability.

Weather permitting, this project is scheduled for completion by Summer 2024.

During construction, there will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures. Please give our construction workers extra space and slow down when you see orange cones in the work zones.

This $1.2 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