Friday, May 8, 2015

Final Phase Begins to Replace 5th and 7th Street Bridges

On Wednesday morning, May 13, prior to rush hour, 5th Street Bridge over Leigh Street will close to vehicular and pedestrian traffic to allow for bridge replacement.  Construction is expected to end in mid-August.

The following changes will be in place during construction:


  • 5th Street will be closed at Jackson Street to through traffic.  Traffic will be detoured to 3rd Street; south on 3rd Street to Marshall Street, east on Marshall Street to 5th Street
  • Leigh Street will remain closed to vehicles, pedestrians and parking between 4th Street and 8th Street.  No on-street parking will be permitted.

Motorists are encouraged to adhere to all detour and parking signage posted in the construction area.

Meantime, work is continuing to replace the 7th Street Bridge, which has been closed since January. The bridge is expected to re-open in mid-June.

The $3.6 million dollar project is being funded through City and state funds.  The contract has been awarded to Corman Construction.

Additional details can be obtained by contacting the project manager, Thomas Westbrook, with the Department of Public Works, at 646-3421 or at Thomas.Westbrook@richmondgov.com.