Project Summary and Scope
Forest Hill Ave. improvements from Powhite Parkway to Hathaway Road...
The project scope is to improve safety, accessibility, drainage, multimodal transportation and aesthetics through the corridor.
Installation of a 12' raised median (with median trees and other landscaping) the project includes, 4 - 11' wide travel lanes, Curbing (both sides), Storm sewer (underground), 4' planting strip (with street trees), 4' sidewalks (both sides)
5' bike lanes (both sides), Pavement markings and a Traffic Signal at Melbourne Drive synchronized with Hathaway Road (to ease the left turn from Melbourne Drive).
Noise Study: “Forest Hills Ave. Noise Summary 7-12-11”
Complete Right of Way acquisition – November 2016
Complete Construction plans – January 2017
Advertise for Construction – October 2017
Begin Phase 1 Utility Relocations – February 2018
End Phase 1 Utility Relocations – February 2019
Begin Construction – August 20, 2018
Complete Construction – March 31, 2021 (projected)
$12,542,956– Federally funded. Award #’s: 500254/500256/500258/500259/500383/500384, Project #: 100571
Project Status Updates
- Construction underway - The Notice to Proceed given to contractor 8/20/18.
Permit, information is listed below. For details please call the Department of Planning, Development and Review at 804-646-4169.
Environmental permit Categorical Exclusion (CE) – see link.
Work in Streets Permit (WISP-039488-2018) http://energov.richmondgov.com/EnerGov_Prod/CitizenAccess/Site/Permit/View/ByPermitNumber/WISP-039488-2018.
Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)
Design - $ 1,658,446.36
Right of Way - $ 857,992.31
Private Utility Relocation - $ 594,837.37
Construction - $ 2,008,389.48
Project Contact Information, if you have questions about this project please contact this individual.
- City of Richmond Department of Public Works Alvin Hicks, PE Alvin.Hicks@richmondgov.com 804-646-5654
Performance Measures and Benchmarks
Construction is currently within budget but the schedule is currently delayed due to encountering unforeseen utiltiies. Utility relocation underway and projected complete 10/2/19. Road construction underway.
Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)
No information listed to date.
City Contract number: 18000022733
Contractor: Blakemore Construction Corporation, 2318 Commerce Center Drive, Rockville VA 23146