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Last Updated: 2019-11-08

What We Do

  • Internal and external communications
  • o   News Releases

    o   Street/Lane Closure Notifications

    o   Promote DPW events and activities

    o   Social Media

    o   DPW Newsletter

    o   Starnet Updates

    o updates

    o   Attend/Address community, civic meetings

  • Department spokesperson (Public Information Manager)
  • o   Media Relations

    o   FOIA representative

  • Respond to resident’s inquiries
  • o   Research service complaints and update residents

  • Create advertising/education campaigns
  • o   Media Buys

    o   Video Shoots

    o   Script writing

  • Coordinate events campaigns with other agencies (internal and external)

Public Information Manager:

Sharon North

p: 804-646-5607


Marketing and Public Relations Specialist:

Paige Hairston

p: 804-646-3659


Media Advisories

Title Date
City Temporarily Closing Sidewalk on One Side of Arthur Ashe Boulevard Bridge 2019-11-08
Lane Closure – Sherwood Farms Area 2019-10-25
Major Traffic Delays Anticipated During Renovations at Transfer Station 2019-10-24
More Parking Pay Stations Being Installed Throughout Central Business District 2019-10-23
City Launches Tree Pruning Project to Enhance Safety on Roadways 2019-10-03
City's Annual Leaf Collection Program Kicks off October 1, 2019               2019-2020 Leaf Collection Sector Map 2019-09-16
Richmond E-Cycle Day scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019 2019-08-27
City Closing Lynhaven Avenue Bridge Immediately 2019-07-19
Hopkins Road Transfer Station Closing During Paving Project 2019-07-19
New Traffic Signal on Williamsburg Road at Fire Station 8 Installed to Improve Safety 2019-06-20
City Transportation Engineer Receives Coveted Award for Vision Zero Initiative 2019-06-07
High Visibility Crosswalks Installed at Various Intersections in the Fan 2019-06-04
Initiative to Increase Disabled Parking Access Begins May 28, 2019 2019-05-17
City E-Cycle Day on Saturday, May 18, 2019                                                                               E-cycle - FLYER 2019-05-01
New Traffic Signal at Forest Hill Avenue and Westower Drive Installed to Improve Safety 2019-05-01
Renderings of Shockoe Valley Streets Improvement Project to be Available at Upcoming Meeting 2019-05-01
City to Increase Fees for Work-in-Street Permit 2019-04-11
City Releases Pavement Condition Scores through Interactive Mapping Applications 2019-03-29
Speed Limit Reductions and Additional Transportation and Pedestrian Safety Measures being Implemented in
Targeted areas
City Introducing Pedelec Bicycles to make Pedaling Easier for RVA Bike Share Riders 2019-03-19
Department of Public Works Receives Two Prestigious Awards 2019-03-06
Seasonal Leaf Collection Program Drawing to a Close 2019-02-06
Next Phase of Traffic Signal Retiming Project Begins Monday 2019-01-30
The "Bring One for the Chipper" event is rescheduled to January 19, 2019 2019-01-11
DPW Ushers in New Year with 10th Annual Bring One for the Chipper 2018-12-19
DPW Introduces New Employee Mr. Public Works 2018-12-03
City Garnering Input for Proposed Bicycle Infrastructure Project                      Comment Form - Online SURVEY 2018-11-21
City Rallies Against Litter and Illegal Dumping with New Signage 2018-11-19
Public Meeting to Detail Greater Church Hill Transportation Improvement Project 2018-10-25
City's Urban Forestry Division to Accept Richmond's 26th Tree City Designation at Arbor Day Event 2018-10-16
Public Meeting to Review Jefferson Avenue Improvements Project - Tuesday, October 23, 2018             FLYER 2018-10-16
E-cycle Day Rescheduled to Saturday, October 20, 2018 - NEW Date & Location                     E-cycle - FLYER 2018-10-02
City to Re-time Nearly 300 Traffic Signals in Downtown Area 2018-10-02
City Leaf Collection Program Enhanced for Upcoming Season 2018-09-27
City Cracking Down on Illegal Signage in Rights-of-Way 2018-09-27
Grayland Avenue Bike Lane Improvements                                                                       Project - FACT SHEET 2018-08-20
City Launches First Mobile Payment Option 2018-08-07
Public Meeting to Review East Main Street & Williamsburg Avenue Intersection Improvements and
Nicholson Street Streetscape Project
City’s Fleet Division Designated One of the Best in the Americas 2018-05-09
Richmond E-Cycle Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018 2018-04-24
Public Meeting to Detail Shockoe Valley Streets Improvement Project 2018-04-09
City Expands On-Street Parking Time to Encourage Turnover 2018-03-28
Work Getting Underway for the Franklin Street Cycle Track Project 2018-02-28
Public Meeting to Detail Greater Church Hill Transportation Improvement Projects 2018-02-22
New Idlewood Roundabout Affords Easier Access to VCU 2018-02-09
DPW Building Receives LEED Certification 2018-01-24
CANCELLED - January 17 Community Meeting - Nine Mile Road Streetscape and 29th Street Bike Walk Blvd 2018-01-16
City Begins Re-timing of More Than 70 Traffic Signals 2018-01-16
A Day of Sustainability Efforts at Annual Bring One for the Chipper 2017-12-21
Major Enhancements to Bulk and Brush Collection Program Begin Monday 2017-12-15
City to Begin Post Winter Storm Pothole Blitz Today 2017-12-14
Public Meeting to Detail Laburnum Avenue Roundabout Project 2017-11-22
Mayor Signs Pledge for City's Participation in Vision Zero Initiative 2017-10-27
Mayor Set to Sign Pledge for City's Participation in Vision Zero Initiative 2017-10-26
Construction to Begin on the Idlewood Avenue Roundabout 2017-09-22
City Rolling Out Upgraded Leaf Collection Program 2017-09-19
City Schedules Recycle Day September 23 2017 2017-09-18
Work Begins Next Week to Permanently Close 17th Street in Shockoe Bottom 2017-07-28
East Richmond Road Convenience Center Closing Early on Thursday, June 22, 2017 2017-06-22
Special Parking Restrictions will be in Place near Polling Locations during Primary Election 2017-06-07
Residential Trash Accepted at East Richmond Road Convenience Center 2017-04-28
City of Richmond E-Cycle Day on May 6, 2017 2017-04-21
Public Invited to Provide Input on Design of Proposed Bicycle Infrastructure 2017-03-17
Proposed Bulk and Brush Trash and Leaf Collection Imporvement 2017-03-07
Leaf Bulk & Brush Removal FAQ 2017-03-07
Work Getting Underway on Project to Widen East Main Street and Relocate Dock Street 2017-02-23
Bulk and Brush Blitz Scheduled for Upcoming Weekend 2017-02-14
Renovations Planned for Shockoe Plaza Parking Deck 2017-02-14
Special Parking Restrictions will be in Place Near Polling Locations during February 7, 2017 Special Election 2017-02-02
City Gearing up for Pothole-palooza 2017-01-10
Annual Bring One for the Chipper RESCHEDULED to January 14 due to Weekend Weather Forecast 2017-01-04
Special Parking Restrictions will be in Place near Polling Locations during January 10, 2017 Special Election 2017-01-04
Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas Tree Recycling Event Scheduled for January 7, 2017 2016-12-14
Bellemeade Pedestrian Trail and Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony December 20, 2016 2016-12-14
Neighborhood Leaf Clean-Up Program Begins this Weekend 2016-12-01
City Upgrading Parking Pay Stations with Two New Payment Options 2016-11-18
Applications For Upcoming Tree Stewards Class Being Accepted 2016-11-14
City Upgrades Leaf Collection Program with Zone Revisions and Events 2016-10-26
City E-Cycle Day September 24 2016-09-06
Ribbon-Cutting Scheduled to Observe Opening of Six Points Roundabout 2016-08-18
Special Collection Scheduled for Ginter Park and Bellevue Areas 2016-06-22
City Urges Caution and Safety During Storm Clean-Up 2016-06-17
City Reminds Motorists of Parking Meter Fee Increases on July 5 2016-06-13
City will Impose Special On-Street Parking Restrictions near Polling Locations during Primary Election 2016-06-09
City Schedules E-Cycle Day May 21 2016 2016-05-04
Additional Signage in City Residential Traffic Circles Makes Traffic Pattern Similar to Roundabouts 2016-04-12
Richmond Receives Tree City USA Designation for 25th Consecutive Year 2016-04-06
Public is Invited to View Plans for Widening East Main Street and Relocating Dock Street 2016-03-22
Public Meeting to Detail Main and Franklin Streets Separated Bike Lane Project 2016-03-11
City Implements Energy and Cost Saving Measure at City Hall Entrance 2016-03-11
Final Phase of Belvidere Streetscape Project Begins Monday 2016-03-04
Special Parking Restrictions will be in Place near Polling Locations during March Primary Election 2016-02-24
City's Public Works Says Snow Removal Process is Progressing 2016-01-27
City's Public Works Provides Update on Residential Snow Plowing Progress 2016-01-26

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Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000


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