Richmond street paving gets underway this week

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Three major Capital Improvement Projects are set to begin this month as part of the Mayor's initiative to improve the city's infrastructure. From now until the end of the paving season in late October, a number of major resurfacing projects will take place.

On Wednesday, June 9, the Department of Public Works begins resurfacing Cumberland Street and Parkwood Avenue between Belvidere and Meadow Street. The paving operation is scheduled for completion on Friday, June 18.

From Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 25, crews will resurface Monument Avenue between Thompson Street and the Boulevard.

From Monday, June 21 through Friday, July 9, Belvidere Street between the Robert E. Lee Bridge and I-95 will undergo resurfacing.

"We are launching an aggressive infrastructure improvement effort and want to have repaved 25 percent of neighborhood city streets over the next five years," said Mayor Dwight C. Jones.  "It's important that we continuously address infrastructure needs of the city and the Department of Public Works is moving forward quickly with this effort."

"For 2010 alone we have plans to cover more than 98 line miles of roads with new paving," said Public Works Director, Dexter White. "Our paving plan for the next five years will have a tremendous impact on city streets."

Line striping and other pavement markings will be applied throughout the end of the month of July for each project. Any traffic disruptions will be minimal. The start and completion dates for each project are contingent upon weather conditions.

The cost for these three improvements is just over $1 million.

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