Shockoe Valley Streets Improvement Project

Project Summary and Scope

Shockoe Valley Streets Improvment smart scale  project provides a comprehensive set of improvements in the vicinity of the Broad Street interchange. Some of the corridors and intersections improvements based on Traffic analysis will include Oliver Hill &Venable Street (newly proposed roundabout ), Venable St and 18th street (new roundabout), Mosby and Venable St (Roundabout), 17th Street and Broad Street (new traffic signal), MLK bridge, Mosby and “O” Street (new roundabout). Some streets like 18th Street from Balding to Broad and Oliver Hill from Broad will be converted after traffic analysis from one-way to two-way traffic. The goals of this project is to improve safety , improve multi modal Transportation, Environmental Sustainability , Econimic development and land use .

VDOT conducted a planning study in 2012-2013 of the I-95/64 Overlap area in the City of Richmond and Henrico County. The purpose of this study was to identify potential transportation and safety improvements within the study area. Several potential improvements were identified, including the “I-95 Broad Street Interchange Area” project. In June 2016 this project was selected as a HB-2 project (now called smart scale) and awarded $28,043,000 in federal allocations in VDOT’s Six-Year plan.

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Project Milestones

  • CPC approval for conceptual by June 2019
  • 60% plans  design winter 2019
  • CPC final approval winter 2019
  • Right of way acquisition start in late 2020 finish in 2021.
  • Project Advertisement Winter 2022
  • Construction Sring 2022
  • Construction Completion Winter 2024

Project Funding

This project is funded completely through smart scale Federal funds at no cost to the City, breakdown of funding is as follows:

P.E                                 = $ 2,585,000

RW and Utility relocation= $ 7,738,000

Construction Cost           = $ 17,720,000

 Total Project Funding    = $ 28,043,000         

Project Status Updates

Porject is currently in conceptual design with 30% plans submitted in March 2019.  Comment resoluiton meeting held late April 2019. Project presented to UDC on June 6th , 2019 for Location Character and extent and City Plannnig Commission on June 17th for conceptual approval

Permit, information is listed below. For details please call the Department of Planning, Development and Review at 804-646-4169.


Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)

Total expenditures $ 778,210.42


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Performance Measures and Benchmarks

This project is on-time and within budget.

Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)


Ordinance Information

Ordinance  no 2016-276 to enter project agreement with VDOT

Ordinance No 2016-285 to accept funds form VDOT

Signed City State agreement with VDOT for Project # U000-127-972 , UPC 109310

Contract Information

Design contract with RK&K up to 30% design in an amount of $ 813,276.00 and contract No 17000023004   


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