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Construction and related utility work at and around the VCU Health Outpatient Pavilion and Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU facility sites will affect traffic patterns for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on the MCV Campus. Please take note of the traffic impacts below and plan your travel accordingly so you arrive safely and on time.

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Traffic updates

Upcoming traffic considerations  

Oct. 26 – mid-December, nightly from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • All eastbound lanes of E. Broad St., between 9th and 10th streets, will be closed nightly  (Monday-Friday and some weekends) as part of the on-going construction of the new General Assembly building.
  • Detours will be in place and flaggers will be utilized.

Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 a.m.  –  Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

  • A portion of the northernmost lane of Marshall St., at the Nelson Clinic garage and valet exit, will be closed.
  • The Nelson Clinic garage entrance and exit will be closed.
  • The valet exit will be reduced to one lane, but is still operational.
  • Detour signage will be in place and VCU Police will be on-site to direct traffic.

Ongoing traffic considerations

  • 11th St., between Broad and Marshall streets, is reduced to one lane through Nov. 30, 2021.
  • Exits out of the Children's Pavilion are not affected. Detour signage is in place.

  • The sidewalk on 11th St. (Children's Pavilion side of street), between Broad and Marshall streets, is closed to midblock.
  • For your safety, please follow detour signs and use the marked crosswalk at the intersection of Broad and 11th streets.

  • Two lanes of E. Marshall St., between 10th and 11th streets, are closed.
  • One eastbound and one westbound lane have been maintained.
  • Two northbound lanes of 10th St., between Broad and Marshall streets, are closed.
  • One northbound and one southbound lane have been maintained.  
  • The northbound lane of 10th St., between Marshall and Leigh streets, is closed.  
  • The parking lane on 11th St., between Clay and Leigh streets, is now utilized as a travel lane for the remainder of construction of the Adult Outpatient Pavilion.
  • 11th Street will continue to be open to two lanes of through traffic between Clay and Leigh streets.  
  • "No Turn on Red" signs have been installed at the intersection of 11th and Leigh streets.

  • The westbound sidewalk on Marshall St., between 12th and 13th streets, is closed through Dec. 12, 2020. Detour signage is in place.
  • The sidewalks on 10th and 11th streets, between Clay and Leigh streets, have been closed to pedestrians for the duration of the construction of the VCU Health Outpatient Pavilion. For your safety, please follow detours in this area.  

For your safety, please follow street and pedestrian detour signs through these areas and allow extra time for travel. We apologize for any inconvenience as we work to improve our campus.

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