VDOT project aims to improve pedestrian access along West Broad Street near Willow Lawn

The $2 million project will include improved sidewalks, ramps, crosswalks, and pedestrian signals.

West Broad Street near the Willow Lawn area could soon become a little more friendly and accessible to pedestrians and those with disabilities, thanks to some proposed improvements from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

From VDOT:

VDOT is proposing pedestrian accommodations along West Broad Street (Route 250) between the I-64 interchange and the Richmond City line in Henrico County. Accommodations include sidewalks, ramps, crosswalks, and pedestrian signals through seven intersections including, Forest Avenue, Dickens Road, the entrance to the Home Depot, Horsepen Road, Libbie Avenue, the entrance to Libbie Place and Willow Lawn Drive.

The project is currently in the design phase. Construction should begin over the winter. The total cost of the already-funded work is around $2 million, and should wrap up by the winter of 2017.

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