Project Summary and Scope
Commerce Road improvements from Bells Road to Bellemeade Road. Bells Road East Connector and Deepwater Terminal Connector roads are being improved as well.
The project scope is to improve safety, accessibility, drainage, multimodal transportation and aesthetics through the corridor.
Provide improved business entrances
Improve both connector roads under I-95 (Bells Road East Connector and Deepwater Terminal Connector) to provide three lanes, add curb and gutter and improve drainage while maintaining or increasing vertical clearance.
Replace the bridge over Goode’s Creek (#127-8073, sufficiency index = 49.9)
Install a center raised median (with trees) and painted turn lanes into adjacent businesses.
Installation of curb and gutter on both sides of Commerce.
Install sidewalks and street trees.
Install street trees along the west side and in the raised median
Reconfigure the intersection of Commerce Road and Bellemeade Road
Add a bike lane to connect the City’s Bike Route from Bells Road down Commerce Road and then under I-95 at the Bells Road Connector road terminating the railroad tracks to the east of I95.
Complete Right of Way acquisition – November 2016
Complete Construction plans – January 2017
Advertise for Construction – September 2017
Begin Construction – January 2018
Complete Construction – December 2019
$15,660,000 – Federally funded. Award #’s: 500263/500264/500265, Project #: 100691
Project Status Updates
Acquiring right of way and finishing construction plans as of September 2016.
Permit, information is listed below. For details please call the Department of Planning, Development and Review at 804-646-4169.
Environmental permit Programmatic Categorical Exclusion (PCE) – see link. Work in Streets Permit (WISP) to be finalized once the final plans are approved.
Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)
JMT (Construction plan and design): $1,293,698
VDOT Oversight: $49,162
Rinker Design Associates (Right of Way services): $48,500
Project Contact Information, if you have questions about this project please contact this individual.
- City of Richmond Department of Public Works Sharon North SHARON.NORTH@RICHMONDGOV.COM (804) 646-5607
Performance Measures and Benchmarks
On a monthly basis, details concerning schedule, cost to date/budget and critical issues are reviewed at construction progress meeting and requirements, to the extent such measures or requirements are set forth in the City contract are reviewed by the Project Manager or the City appointee.
Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)
Necessity to Acquire Right of Way Ordinance:
None listed to date.