The Richmond Police Department is releasing data on the top 10 high crash intersections in the city to raise public awareness.
Thursday, police announced the city has received a federal grant to begin major safety improvements.
"This is a multi-million dollar contract. It should kick off later on this year towards the Fall to make it safer for the citizens of this city and those who come here from outside," Lt. William Kelly aid.
He says the overhaul will bring new traffic lights, crosswalks and signals - although the city's plan to add a red light camera at Elkhardt and Hull remains on hold.
Kelly says officers' focus right now is bringing these numbers down and they're calling on city engineers to start studying each of these intersections.
"Traffic flow, traffic patterns, visibility of lights. Can you see the light? At what point does the intersection recognize a vehicle as it's coming into it…Timing of the lights, how long does it stay green, how long does it stay yellow? How long does it stay red?" he said regarding the study.
As the city does its part, police say drivers should do theirs. Drive defensively. Slow down and stop at that red light. Afterall, they say, it's there for a reason.
Richmond Police Department's Top 10 High Crash Intersections:
Hull and Elkhardt
Belvidere and Leigh
Cowardin and Semmes
Cowardin and Bainbridge
Forest Hill and Chippenham
Hull and Commerce
Broad Rock and Warwick
Broad and Harrison
Cary and Boulevard
18th and Main
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