Construction continues on W. Broad Street for GRTC Pulse Project

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Construction continues on the GRTC Pulse (Bus Rapid Transit) Project Wednesday. This project may cause some traffic headaches and lane changes on Broad Street, as the construction is to progess to the median-running section.

GRTC wants to make clear there is no need to detour off of Broad Street as two travel lanes in each direction will remain open.

The project will be a 7.6-mile route along Broad and Main Streets, from Rocketts Landing to Willow Lawn.

Construction activities for the project will continue with traffic signal work. Preliminary station construction has also begun on Broad Street.

According to GRTC, initial station construction activities lay the groundwork for the stations. This groundwork includes demolition of concrete medians and curbs to facilitate station construction.

Between late January 2017 and late May 2017 is when GRTC expects the median stations to be constructed. GRTC says curb and median work will be on-going in the coming months and will update as progress is made.

For more information on the GRTC Pulse Project, visit here. 

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