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Bridge replacement, Dock Street relocation expected to take most of 2017

December 28, 2016 8:23 am by

On the radar since November of 2015, the Main Street Bridge Replacement project kicks off in January, with the Dock Street Relocation Project starting in February.

From Varina Community Connections::

Happy New Year!
If you use Rt. 5 for your commute into the city you will have a detour at Rocketts Landing starting January 3rd. After a few emails and phone calls here is what I received from VDOT and the City of Richmond

From VDOT

There are actually 2 separate projects in the same general vicinity. The first is the Rt 5 bridge replacement project being administered by VDOT. This project will replace the structure over Norfolk Southern Railroad. This is the project that will close RT 5 on January 3rd. A short detour will be in place during construction which is expected to last until July 21, 2017.

From Richmond City

East River Front Transportation Improvement Project as follows:

  1. Phase I East Main street improvement from Nicholson street to the newly constructed round about at the intersection of E. Main street and new Relocated Dock street, construction will start around mid February and scheduled for completion by September 1st
  2. Continue roundabout construction plus retaining wall and new relocated Dock street construction will continue further and scheduled completion date is January 2017.

City of Richmond is using same detour plans as VDOT RTE 5 Bridge Project which is attached to this e mail. Traffic will be detoured to Williamsburg avenue then to Nicholson street to Rockets Landing and E. Main street will be closed to traffic for phase I of the Project. Once phase I is completed E. Main street will be opened to traffic and Dock street as well as water street will be closed.


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