Showing posts from July 1, 2012

Mayor and Sheriff Survey Jail Construction Progress

Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Sheriff C.T. Woody toured the site of the new Justice Center construction project last week. The tour was done as contractors reached the milestone of setting the first cornerstone of the city’s new Justice Center. The project is estimated to cost $134.6 million. “I am pleased to see the progress on this very important and long overdue project,” said Mayor Jones. “We are building this new Justice Center with an eye to the future; a future in which this facility will only house those who actually belong here.” “My employees, our daily visitors, and our jail’s residents all look forward to the transition into the country’s newest, most modern facility. The Richmond Justice center will serve as a model for years to come for other jails across the Nation, and it’s exciting to see it take shape before our eyes,” comments Sheriff C.T. Woody, Jr. “We are grateful for the efforts of the Mayor and all the members of our surrounding community for their suppo

City to Begin Work on State-of-the-Art Traffic Signal System

The City’s Department of Public Works Transportation Engineering Division will begin work July 9 on upgrades to the first 100 traffic signals that will be linked to the City’s proposed Traffic Operations Center (TOC).  This $21 million federally funded project will upgrade the City’s outdated traffic signal system and will install a new state-of-the-art system to the TOC, which is scheduled to open in City Hall next year. The upgrade of the signal system will involve installation of fiber optic and copper communication cables that will connect approximately 300 intersections to the (TOC).  This is the start of the first of three phases that comprise the project.  WHO:   City of Richmond Department of Public Works WHAT:   Richmond Signal System upgrade WHEN:  Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, November 2, 2012, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.                  WHERE:   This project will take place at the following intersections: Broad Street between Belvidere Street and Staples Mill Road