Friday, June 15, 2012

2012 Department of Public Utilities Annual Floodwall Testing


Beginning Monday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at various times each day (schedule below) and weather permitting, the City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities will be performing its annual floodwall testing.  During the testing at the Mayo Bridge, the bridge will be closed to all forms of traffic including motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

The following is a schedule of the dates and locations along the floodwall that testing will occur:  




While floodwall testing is taking place, motorists will be detoured to adjoining streets.  Barricades and signs will be posted to alert motorists.  

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is a premier provider of utility service.  DPU provides natural gas, water, wastewater and storm water utility services to more than 500,000 residential and commercial customers in the metropolitan region.  In addition, DPU operates an electric street lighting utility, which maintains 37,000 streetlights throughout the City.  For more information, visit DPU's Web site at www.richmondgov.com/dpu.