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Planning leaders to discuss improving stretch of Hull Street

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A plan is in the works to completely redevelop 5 miles of one of the area's busiest roads.

We're talking about Hull Street, stretching from Belt Boulevard in Richmond to Walmsley Boulevard in Chesterfield. Families don't feel safe or connected to the rest of the community, and that's what people want to change.

This is a plan more than two years in the making. Civic leaders are calling Hull Street a "barrier" between homes and businesses, where you rarely find any sidewalks, bike lanes or crosswalks.

Because the area is not well woven together according to planners, stores have fallen into disrepair, and quality of life has tumbled. Now a grant from the federal government is aimed at making this part of Hull Street safe, walkable, and community oriented.

People can look forward to sidewalks, quality affordable housing, medians, noticeable improvements for drivers similar to what Midlothian Turnpike is going through right now.

If you have a problem with this road, leaders want to hear from you at Tuesday night's meeting from 6-8 p.m. in the Manchester Middle School auditorium. 

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