Shockoe Valley Streets Improvement Project

Project Summary and Scope

Shockoe Valley Streets Improvment smart scale  project provides a comprehensive set of improvements in the vicinity of the Broad Street interchange. Some of the corridors and intersections improvements based on Traffic analysis will include Oliver Hill &Venable Street (newly proposed roundabout ), Venable St and 18th street (new roundabout), Mosby and Venable St (Roundabout), 17th Street and Broad Street (new traffic signal), MLK bridge, Mosby and “O” Street (new roundabout). Some streets like 18th Street from Balding to Broad and Oliver Hill from Broad will be converted after traffic analysis from one-way to two-way traffic. The goals of this project is to improve safety , improve multi modal Transportation, Environmental Sustainability , Econimic development and land use .

VDOT conducted a planning study in 2012-2013 of the I-95/64 Overlap area in the City of Richmond and Henrico County. The purpose of this study was to identify potential transportation and safety improvements within the study area. Several potential improvements were identified, including the “I-95 Broad Street Interchange Area” project. In June 2016 this project was selected as a HB-2 project (now called smart scale) and awarded $28,043,000 in federal allocations in VDOT’s Six-Year plan.

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Part of the Project Written Studies, Reports, Presentation

 plannning Staff report to UDC

For Milestones Written Studies, Reports, Presentation prepared for use of employees

 UPC 109310 VDOT Current Schedule.pdf

Project Milestones:

Utility Field Inspection…………….11/21

Public Hearing………………………....3/24

 Final UDC and CPC…………………………..5/24

RW acquisition 7/24 to 10/25

Utility relocation 4/25 to 6/26

Final plans and VDOT approval 12/25

Advertisement ……………………….7/26

Award ………………………….11/26

Start construction …………………..12/26 pending project to be fully funded 

Construction Completion………..12/28 pending fully funded Project 




Project Funding

This project is funded  through smart scale Federal funds at no cost to the City, however due to inflation and rising cost estimates of materials and labor project is short funded, City is seeking additional funding sources cover the shortfall of funds, breakdown of funding is as follows:

P.E                                 = $ 3,800,000

RW and Utility relocation= $ 8,838,000

Construction Cost           = $ 33,805,000

 Total Project Funding    = $ 46,443,000         

Project Status Updates

Project is currently in detailed design with 60% plans submitted in August 2020. Updated 60% plans  submitted by RKK on 10/22 . . Project presented to UDC on June 6th , 2019 for Location Character and extent and City Planning Commission on June 17th, 2019  for conceptual approval. conceptual design is completed, project is now moving to detailed design stage and filing historic reports with department of historic resources for environmental review . Phase II archaeological and historic resources are underway till end of March 2023. New draft DHR report  is  submitted in 03/23 with mitigation measures sought to avoid impacting any potential  Archaeological  or Historical sites . Currently waiting on DHR final recommendation for potential sites 

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)

Total expenditures to date on 03/23 is $ 3,100,000 for design efforts


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Performance Measures and Benchmarks

This project is on-time and within budget. Project is not yet fully funded 

Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)


Ordinance Information

Ordinance  no 2016-276 to enter project agreement with VDOT

Ordinance No 2016-285 to accept funds form VDOT

Signed City State agreement with VDOT for Project # U000-127-972 , UPC 109310

Contract Information

Design contract with RK&K up to final  design in an amount of $ 3,500,000 and contract No 17000023004 with two other  design supplements .