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Road closures planned for 10th and Turpin streets on VCU’s MCV Campus; traffic plan and detours in place


Starting Saturday, Oct. 20, street closures will be in effect on Virginia Commonwealth University’s MCV Campus for portions of North 10th and Turpin streets. The monthlong closures are necessary as a contractor for VCU Facilities Management completes the installation of an underground pipe at the intersection of the two roadways.

North 10th Street will be closed between East Leigh Street and the Duval Street Connector. Turpin Street, which begins near VCU’s Larrick Student Center and ends at North 10th Street, has been closed and will continue to be closed. Closures will be in place 24 hours a day.

Orange detour signs marking the temporary routes for vehicles traveling in both directions on Leigh Street will be posted. (These closures will affect traffic to VCU’s N Deck parking facility at 615 N. 10th St., and a VCU daycare facility in the same building.)

  • Westbound traffic on Leigh Street, including VCU daycare and N Deck patrons, will follow a route along Leigh Street and will turn northbound on North Eighth Street. Drivers will need to follow Eighth Street to the Duval Street Connector and turn eastbound. A section of North 10th Street will be open for access to the N Deck and daycare drop-off/pick-up traffic only.
  • Eastbound traffic on Leigh Street will have to turn northbound on North Fourth Street, eastbound on Jackson Street and northbound onto North Eighth Street to access the Duval Street Connector for N Deck and daycare access.

The university is communicating with N Deck subscribers, daycare center families and other VCU and VCU Health community members affected by this closure. All drivers in the area are encouraged to allow extra time as heavy traffic is expected.

VCU Police officers will be working to mitigate traffic congestion and will stage at multiple locations for morning and evening rush hour traffic control starting Oct. 22.

This project is expected to end in three to four weeks. However, schedules are subject to change.