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City’s new Six Points Roundabout now open in Northside

The Six Points Roundabout installation project cost $1.2 million, 90 percent was federal funding and 10 percent was state funding.

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UPDATE 8/25/16:

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The Richmond Department of Public Works posted some pictures on their Twitter account that offer a birds eye view of the roundabout. Also pictures of the dramatic cutting of ribbon, no giant scissors though.

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ORIGINAL POST 8/19/16
From City of Richmond Press Release:

Mayor Dwight C. Jones and other City leaders and guests will be on hand to celebrate the official opening of the Six Points Roundabout on Tuesday, August 23 at 4:30 p.m. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 1302 E. Brookland Park Boulevard, at the corner of Dill Avenue.

The newly constructed traffic control design is located at the intersections of Brookland Park Boulevard, Meadowbridge Road, 2nd Avenue and Dill Avenue, known as Six Points. It includes landscaped islands, pedestrian crosswalk markings, handicap ramps and new signage at each intersection.

The roundabout is expected to reduce vehicle and pedestrian conflict points and provide slower operating speeds for motorists. It also will decrease the crossing distance for pedestrians. Transportation experts say there can be as much as a 90 percent reduction in fatal accidents at intersections where there are roundabouts.

The Six Points roundabout is the third roundabout constructed in the 6th District. The others are in Highland Park at the intersections of 1st, 3rd and Rowen avenues and Trigg Matthews and Daniel streets and Holy Cross Cemetery and near the Biotech at the intersections of East Duval and North 8th Streets and the Duval Street Connector.

The Six Points Roundabout installation project cost $1.2 million, 90 percent was federal funding and 10 percent was state funding.

For more information on City services please visit www.Richmondgov.com

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