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Sidewalk Reopens on North Arthur Ashe Boulevard Bridge

In-house crew saves the city $51,500

The sidewalk has reopened and pedestrian access has resumed on the northbound side of the North Arthur Ashe Boulevard Bridge between Leigh Street and Avenue of Champions. 

A routine bridge inspection in November revealed an emergency repair was needed to fix one of the concrete piers that supports the northbound sidewalk. 

The Department of Public Works used its in-house Bridge Team for the job, which cost $33,800, compared to $85,300 it would have cost to use a contractor. That resulted in a savings of $51,500. 

The November inspection revealed no safety concerns on the traffic lanes or the southbound sidewalk.

Richmond 300 to host second community meeting for Greater Scott’s Addition Redevelopment Study December 16

As part of the Richmond 300: Guide for Growth master plan effort, the Department of Planning and Development Review is taking a closer look at the Greater Scott’s Addition area, which includes the Diamond and its environs.
The second Greater Scott’s Addition community meeting, titled “Identifying the Opportunity,” will take place on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad Street.
Attend this meeting to learn about past proposals and discuss the future of the Greater Scott’s Addition area as we seek to develop guiding principles for the area’s redevelopment.
Councilmember Kim Gray hosted the first meeting to talk about Greater Scott’s Addition on July 23, 2019 at the Science Museum of Virginia. The meeting included remarks from: Ms. Gray; Trevor Dickerson, President of Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association; Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Chief Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia; and Mark A. Olinger, Director of the Department of Plan…