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 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 2018
Complete Construction plans – July 2019
Advertise for Construction – January 2020
Begin Construction – April 2020
Complete Construction – April 2022
$17,710,405 – Federally funded. Award #’s: 500263/500264/500265, Project #: 100691
Project Status Updates
Utility Relocations are underway. 100% Plans completed November 2019. Projected advertisement for bids 1/31/20.
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)
Project Contact Information, if you have questions about this project please contact this individual.
- City of Richmond Department of Public Works Thomas Westbrook Thomas.Westbrook@Richmondgov.com (804)646-3421
Performance Measures and Benchmarks
Plan Design and Utility Relocations are on-time and within budget.
Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)
Necessity to Acquire Right of Way Ordinance:
None listed to date.