Project Title

McGuire & Chapel Drive Drainage Improvement Project Phase II

Project Summary and Scope

The McGuire & Chapel Drive Drainage Improvements Project Phase II is an active DPU/SW capital project located in the Southside Richmond neighborhood, aimed at reducing localized repetitive flooding and improving connectivity and conveyance of stormwater throughout the McGuire and Chapel Drive and Hopkins Road neighborhoods. Extensive new and upgraded stormwater conveyance including replacement of existing undersized piping, new stormwater pipe systems, valley gutter / curb & gutter, stormwater inlets, and drainage channel restoration are planned in the area with the primary goal of this project being prevention and protection of inland neighborhood flooding including but not limited to following:

  • Reduce / eliminate neighborhood flooding incidents by improving existing infrastructure
  • Reduce / eliminate citizen flooding complaints
  • Reduce / eliminate public and private property damage due to repetitive flooding
  • Increase public safety

Project Milestones

Design/Permitting complete - Summer 2023

Construction Advertisement for bid - Fall 2023

Contract Awarded - March 2024

Construction Start – Spring 2024

Construction Completion: Winter 2025

Project Funding

This project is funded through the City’s Stormwater Utility but also through ARPA $12.5 MM in funding (estimated cost $18,500,000)

Project Status Updates

Status update March 2024

Permit, information is listed below. For details please call the Department of Planning, Development and Review at 804-646-4169.


Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)

RAPIDS Project # 106715

Total expenditures as of 03/07/2024:  $850,000

Project Contact Information, if you have questions about this project please contact this individual.

City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities Stormwater: William  Boston, (804) 646-8161 

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