VDOT News - Richmond
Bob Spieldenner 804-524-6179
June 12, 2018
VDOT IMPROVES PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AT HENRICO INTERSECTIONS
Pedestrian accommodations project completed ahead of schedule, under budget on Broad Street
HENRICO – Pedestrians have a safer way to cross a part of W. Broad St. (Rt. 250) in Henrico County as construction of safety improvements wrapped up at several intersections this week, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The pedestrian safety improvement project included new sidewalks, ramps, crosswalks and accessible pedestrian signals at the following intersections:
- Forest Avenue,
- Dickens Road,
- the Home Depot entrance,
- Horsepen Road,
- and Libbie Avenue.
“The improvements, especially the addition of accessible pedestrian signals and crosswalks, enhance pedestrian safety at these intersections,” said Robb Alexander, director of VDOT’s Central Region Operations. “The pedestrian signals use audio cues and voice instructions to help people with visual impairments.”
The project is the first of several pedestrian safety improvements along W. Broad St. in Henrico County. The $1.9 million project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Approximately 29,000 vehicles travel through the area per day.
For more information about the intersection improvements project, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/pedestrian_accommodations_along_w._broad_street_in_henrico.asp
Anyone with questions about the project can call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
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