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City to hold Public Meeting for US-60 Downtown Expressway Gateway Pedestrian Improvements Project

~ Meeting scheduled to provide information and solicit public input ~

RICHMOND, Va. – The Department of Public Works (DPW) invites the community to attend a public meeting Monday, May 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Main Street Station, 1500 East Main Street to learn more about the US-60 Downtown Expressway Gateway Pedestrian Improvements Project. The project will provide improvements to the pedestrian infrastructure around Kanawha Plaza (South 9th Street, East Canal Street, South 7th Street, and East Byrd Street) in the vicinity of the downtown expressway. The proposed improvements will provide safer pedestrian access to the Plaza. The development team will be available to answer questions. Public engagement is important to the success of the project.

The proposed improvements include:

  • Increased pedestrian accessibility
  • Adding and widening sidewalk
  • Reconstruction of intersection geometry
  • Enhanced pedestrian crossings by reducing the length of the crossing and clearly marked crosswalks
  • Installation of pedestrian signals
  • Planting street trees
  • Installation of a new traffic signal at South 7th and East Byrd Streets

Project information will also be available at City Hall, 900 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Please call 804-646-2467 to make an appointment to review project documents. Please call ahead to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer questions.

Comments can be submitted at the meeting or mailed to: Ms. Yongping Wang, Richmond Department of Public Works, 900 East Broad Street, 6th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219 or by email to Please include "UPC111702 – US 60 Downtown Expressway Gateway Pedestrian Improvement Project” on the email subject line. All comments must be received by the June 5, 2023 deadline.

If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, email or call 804-646-2467.

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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.