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Richmond road resurfacing starts Monday

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - City crews will be resurfacing several roads in the Richmond area starting Monday.

The city says this project will provide safe roads on which to travel and save money in the future. Resurfacing roads today helps avoid total reconstruction costs tomorrow.

In just three weeks Christopher Davis will open a business on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Clay Street in Church Hill. He says it's about time the city is paying attention to the area.

"Church Hill has been neglected for a long time, and there are a lot of people moving into the community," said Davis. "We all pay taxes in the area and it's good to see the local tax money coming back to the roads in which we drive in."

The Department of Public Works will begin resurfacing Jefferson between Leigh and 21st streets Monday.  Davis says the potholes have been torture on his vehicle.

"It can certainly have an impact on your automobile every day when you're driving.  Your shocks and tires, keeping it in alignment, hitting pot holes every day can be an issue."

There are several other areas on where drivers may experience similar stress to their cars. The city will also be working on the following:

  • Broad Rock Boulevard between Belt and Walmsley boulevards
  • Leigh Street from DMV Drive to Boulevard
  • Whitcomb Street from Mecklinburg to Mechanicsville Turnpike

Alfonso Roane thinks the final resurfacing area of this project is most important. He lives right off Patterson Avenue.

"Right when you turn on to Patterson from Willow Lawn Drive, automatically the roads are bumpy," said Roane. "From Patterson Avenue all the way up to Three Chopt 29, a lot of pot holes, a lot of rough driving for your vehicle."

Some drivers expressed concern about the extra congestion the construction may cause, but the city says traffic will be maintained throughout the project. Work is expected to be complete April 15.

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