US 27 Bridge Replacement Project Detours

March 24, 2023

Interactive Detour Map

Starting Monday, April 3rd, the US 27 between North D Street and North G Street will be closed for demolition as part of INDOT's US 27 Bridge Replacement Project.

The official detour will send traffic to I-70 and US40 to avoid the area. Local traffic should plan an alternative route. To help plan your route, the City of Richmond has provided an interactive map with multiple routes around the bridge. The City of Richmond is expecting most vehicles to take 12th Street to bypass the affected streets.

Because US 27 is an important route for many commuters, plan for extra travel time during your morning and afternoon commutes, especially in the first few days of the closure.

US 27 is expected to reopen to traffic in the Fall of 2024 after the completion of the new bridge. Thank you for your patience as INDOT works to replace this important bridge.

For more information about the US 27 Bridge Replacement Project, visit INDOT's Renew Richmond webpage.

View the City of Richmond's interactive detour map here.

Upcoming Closures

The project includes the long-term closure of US 27 from North D Street to North G Street. It’s expected to close on or after Monday, April 3. Fort Wayne Avenue from North 8th Street to North F Street (north of the railroad tracks) is expected to close at the same time. Access will be maintained for local businesses.

The long-term closures are expected to be in place through Fall 2024 when both US 27 and Fort Wayne Avenue are expected to reopen to traffic. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2025.

Project Overview

The project will replace the deteriorating US 27 bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) and local streets in downtown Richmond. The improvements will address current safety issues with pier columns in busy downtown streets, and pedestrian facilities will be improved to be compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). More information about the project can be found here

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