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Current Advisories

Bank Street Resurfacing Project 

November 8, 2017

Milling work on Bank Street is expected to be completed on Thursday. Repaving is scheduled for Friday and may extend into Saturday, with re-striping scheduled for Monday, Nov. 13.

Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times during the project. 


November 2, 2017

The city's contractor expects to complete concrete work on Bank Street by Saturday. No work is planned for Monday or Tuesday, November 6 and 7. Milling work will begin on Wednesday, and paving is expected Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11.

All work is contingent upon good weather. 


October 30, 2017

Please be advised that the city's Bank Street resurfacing project will begin at 7 p.m. tonight, and the work will impact those of you who park in the Bank Street Deck (Lot 3).

The city's contractor will begin demolishing the concrete from 12th to 14th streets at 7 p.m. Beginning as early as 6 a.m. tomorrow, only one lane will be available to enter and exit the deck. Security guards will be on hand to direct traffic entering and exiting the deck.

This work is expected to be finished by the end of the week.


October 27, 2017

Beginning Monday, Oct. 30, crews from the City of Richmond plan to start a project to repair concrete and replace the asphalt surface of Bank Street between 14th and Ninth streets. 

Lee Hy Paving Corp. will begin work on Monday night, Oct. 30. Working simultaneously on both parking lanes -- those lanes closest to the sidewalks -- crews plan to start at 12th Street going east and 14th Street going west. The plan is to perform concrete demolition at night, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., and pour new concrete during the day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The plan is to not remove all the concrete -- just the damaged areas at the joints -- with the exception of two areas on the north side of Bank Street that will require total replacement.

The contractor plans to have all concrete work completed by Nov. 10 and all asphalt work finished by Nov. 30.

Because of the election, there will be no work performed on Nov. 6 or Nov. 7.

Follow DGS on Twitter at @DGSVirginia for updates.  



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