RICHMOND, Va. – The City of Richmond has completed the 30 percent design for 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.
Elements of the project 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, and installation of a new traffic signal at South 7th and East Byrd Streets.
To review the project information, visit the project webpage or call 804-646-2467 to make an appointment to visit the Department of Public Works. Please call ahead to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions.
Comments can be mailed to: Ms. Yongping Wang, Richmond Department of Public Works, 900 East Broad Street, 6th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219 or by email to Yongping.Wang@richmondgov.com
If your concerns cannot be resolved, the City of Richmond is willing to hold a public hearing. Send your request with the subject, “US-60 Downtown Expressway Gateway Improvements” to the address listed above. Requests for a public hearing must be received by July 19, 2021. If it is deemed necessary to hold a public hearing, the notice of the date, time and place of the hearing will be posted.
The City of Richmond will arrange for reasonable accommodations for non-English speaking persons or those persons with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments when notified by July 19, 2021.
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