Virginia Street | Weekly Update October 4, 2019


Virginia Street at Plumb Lane on September 20 and October 2, 2019.

Crews paved the lower section of Virginia Street last week from Plumb Lane to Mt. Rose Street. Remaining concrete sidewalks, final paving, median island construction, striping, signs and landscape and aesthetics are in process. Side streets are paved and crews are installing signs, striping and sidewalks this week.

Construction Look Ahead

A new roundabout will be located on Virginia Street at Mary Street and Center Street.

Roundabout Construction at Mary Street

Beginning the week of October 14, construction will begin on the new roundabout on Virginia Street at Mary Street and Center Street.  The entire operation will take approximately six months.  Crews will work on underground utility improvements on Mary Street first, then concrete sidewalks.  The roundabout will be constructed in two sections (east and west) to maintain southbound traffic on Virginia Street. During construction, drivers can expect closures and detours on Mary Street and Center Street. Businesses will always remain accessible.  Detailed detours and traffic control maps are in process and will be available in next week’s update.

Watch the weekly project video HERE.


Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure meets Halloween! The Emerson at the corner of Virginia and Martin Streets,
will host DJs, cocktails, stilt walkers, scary clowns and a bounce house on Saturday, October 5! Kids welcome until 5 p.m. so come get your face painted and have some fun! Adult beverage specials all day.  DJs start 6 p.m.

Midtown Business Marketing Success

Create tailored maps to your business or ask the RTC team to customize one for you!


Each week, Lotus Radio airs a Midtown Minute, providing important Virginia Street Project information. We would like to include more business owners in the weekly radio spot. If you would like to record a Midtown Minute, letting your customers know how to get to your business during construction, please reach out to Lauren Ball, RTC Public Information Officer at ((Business owners need to be available on Thursday afternoons between 3-5 p.m. to record the segment at Lotus Radio studios on Plumb Lane. The recording takes 10-15 minutes.)

Lyft Partnership: 50% Off Trips TO Midtown

The project team is providing another option for people to visit their favorite Midtown businesses during construction by partnering with Lyft to offer a 50-percent-off coupon, up to $10 off, to any rider going INTO Midtown.


To use the coupon:

  • Input the code RAPID directly into your Lyft app in the “promo” section, or
  • Click here to visit our custom claim site
  • Click here for Midtown limits

The code is valid for trips into the Midtown area within the construction zone. The code is valid for trips originating from anywhere in our community that is outside of the Midtown District.