Richmond school intersection set for pedestrian safety improvements

Richmond middle school intersection set for pedestrian safety improvements
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The intersection of Macdonald Avenue and 33rd Street near Lavonya Dejean Middle School is set to receive a number of pedestrian safety improvements later this year.

On Tuesday, Richmond City Council will vote on approving $790,000 for a project that will include installing a new modern traffic signal system at that intersection, along with bulbouts on all four corners, ADA-compliant curb ramps, crosswalks, sidewalk and storm drain improvements, traffic striping and pavement markings, according to city documents.

The intersection requires safety measures as it is heavily trafficked and adjacent to both Dejean Middle and Nichol Park.

Ghilotti Bros., Inc. has been recommended to take on the project. Construction is expected to occur this coming spring and summer, city officials said.