Hit-and-runs on Richmond Parkway costing city money


The safety guardrail systems meant to protect drivers along Richmond Parkway have been put to a lot of use thanks to hit-and-run drivers, according to the city.

After multiple incidents where drivers strayed from the road, ran into the guardrail and fled, the city is recommending spending $55,000 to repair the safety systems in the areas of Giant Road and Hensley Street.

A proposed contract includes replacing the traffic guardrail system at Giant Road and a crash cushion system at Hensley Street.

The city is recommending contracting with C&W Construction Specialty, Inc. for the repairs. In the proposed contract, the company says it can complete the work in about three days. The work period will require traffic control. See the proposed contract here.

The emergency spending measure appears on the Richmond City Council consent calendar for the Tuesday, Dec. 5, agenda.