VDOT News - Richmond
Bethanie Glover 804-524-6032
Sept. 13, 2019
VDOT COMPLETES PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT W. BROAD STREET (ROUTE 250) AND LIBBIE PLACE IN HENRICO
New accommodations will enhance pedestrian safety
HENRICO — On Friday, September 13, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews completed work to install pedestrian accommodations on W. Broad Street (Route 250) at Libbie Place/Willow Place Shopping Center (opposite side of Broad Street) in Henrico County. Three pedestrian crosswalks were added, along with new curb ramps and visible/audible pedestrian signals to provide guidance to pedestrians with disabilities.
“The crossing work at W. Broad Street and Libbie Place follows a series of recently installed pedestrian accommodations along W. Broad,” said Robb Alexander, Central Region Operations Manager. “With more travelers than ever using alternative transportation, providing a safe crossing location for pedestrians in high-volume locations is a major priority. Additionally, the success of the GRTC Transit System’s bus rapid transit has generated additional pedestrian traffic in the area, and VDOT recognizes the need for signalized crossings close to the Willow Lawn bus access hub.”
Anyone with questions about the work can contact VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-367-7623 or visit https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. For more information about other recently completed pedestrian improvements in the Richmond District, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/pedestrian_safety_project_in_chesterfield_and_henrico.asp and http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/pedestrian_accommodations_along_w._broad_street_in_henrico.asp
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