Annual Milling, Paving Begins on Williamsburg Streets

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Westbound Richmond Road has been milled and paved as of May 3, 2016. (Ty Hodges/ WYDaily)
Westbound Richmond Road has been milled and paved as of May 3, 2016. (Ty Hodges/ WYDaily)

Locals and tourists alike can look forward to a smoother ride on Williamsburg streets following the annual milling and paving of city roads.

Work began last week on westbound Richmond Road in the City of Williamsburg.

Milling and paving from High Street to the northern city limit, near La Tolteca Restaurant, concluded earlier this week. Striping had not been completed as of May 3.

All work associated with this program is expected to conclude by July 1, but the schedule could change due to weather conditions. Drivers are encouraged to stay alert to changing traffic patterns, reduced speeds and, at times, uneven and rough pavement in work areas.

Work on the eastbound lanes of the same stretch of Richmond Road, from High street to near La Tolteca, will begin after William & Mary’s graduation weekend, which will conclude May 15.

Milling and paving began in the Pinecrest area, which includes streets Hamilton, Tanyard, Monumental, and Grove on April 28.

Work on the Williamsburg Regional Library parking lot began Tuesday and is set to conclude Thursday.

Dates have not been set for work in the following areas:

  • Lafayette Street and City Square – Lafayette (Richmond to Henry), N. Boundary (Scotland to Lafayette), Fire Department parking lot
  • Richmond Road (Brooks to Boundary)
  • Cary Street Area – Cary, Griffin, Pollard Park, Wythe, Norfolk, Idlewood
  • Burns Lane Area – Burns, Goodwin, Powell

This year’s paving program is estimated to cost $1.6 million, according to an announcement from the City of Williamsburg. Of that total, $500,000 comes from the city and the rest from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

For more information about the paving program, visit the City of Williamsburg website.