As appeared in the Fan District Association‘s newsletter:
Construction and Road Closing
Starting Thursday, October 5, 2017
The Department of Public Works (DPW) will start construction on the Idlewood Avenue, Grayland Ave, and RMTA on-ramp roundabout. The work is expected to last 120 days. During that time the road will be closed. “Resident and emergency access along Idlewood Avenue shall be maintained at all times. In addition to the roundabout, the project includes:
• Landscaped islands
• Pedestrian crosswalk markings
• Handicap ramps
• New signage
The improvement will reduce vehicle and pedestrian conflict points, provide slower operating speeds for motorists, and shorten the crossing distance.
The project does include up to three (3) weekend closures of the 195 off ramp, including a detour. After all hardscape is installed, the site will be landscaped, stabilized and the erosion measures will be removed. At completion, Idlewood Avenue will be converted to a two-way traffic between Harrison Avenue and Cherry Street.”
If you have questions/concerns, please contact Jian Xu, P.E. at 804-646-5402 or the city’s field inspector, Ned Bailey at 804-646- 1553.
Idlewood yesterday morning. According to weather reports, today should be similar but rain is expected at the beginning of this coming Labor Day weekend.
St. Andrew’s School has orientation for families tomorrow and first full day for students on Tuesday.
This a good reminder for motorists to slow down on Idlewood and look out for pedestrians.
From the St. Andrew’s School webpage:
Extended learning time in the form of a longer school day and a longer school year is shown to have many benefits, both for students and for their families. This year 75% of our students are enrolled in our Extended Day program, attending school until 5:30pm. Next year, our goal is for 100% of our students to participate.
Please come and celebrate the unveiling of the new OREGON HILL highway marker to commemorate the important history of the Oregon Hill neighborhood!
What: Highway marker dedication ceremony with guest speaker Councilman Parker Agelasto
When: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Where: 911 Idlewood Avenue (one block west of St. Andrews School)
Neighbors reported various problems last night in the midst of stormy weather-
At 11pm Monday nite, at two Intersections, Traffic Lights completely dark. Corner of Belvedere & Idlewood Ave. and corner of S. Laurel St. & Idlewood Ave. Reported to SeeClickFix.
2:15am Power outage here 500 block S. Pine St.
Report all outages (888) 667-3000
Chimney fire on 600 block of S. Pine. Thank you RFD for a quick response.
Power out on part of 400 block Laurel.
Also, sometime between 8-10pm, there was an apparent hit and run on 1000 block of Idlewood. Looks like someone coming off expressway too fast hit two parked cars, knocking them into each other and up onto the sidewalk.
7XX IDLEWOOD AVE
Feb 11, 2017 at 9:15 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department
Please send in photos.
From FaceBook event page:
our tradition continues! Bring dark and light shirts. THIS IS A FRIENDLY GAME. ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS ARE WELCOME!
980 Idlewood Avenue, 9:30 – noon TODAY