RMA Downtown Expressway Beautification Project
Richmond Metropolitan Authority will be adding natural beauty to the roadway that runs through the heart of our City, the Downtown Expressway (DTE). Chesterfield owned Cross Creek Nursery & Landscaping has incorporated into the design plantings that will provide maximum four-season interest with an emphasis on low maintenance plants that bloom for extended periods of time. The zones on the Expressway receiving a facelift will be the median between Cherry and Harrison Street overpasses, the southside area of the DTE plaza, and the eastbound grassy area on the right shoulder at the 2nd Street onramp. On August 29th, measures will be taken to remove existing vegetation in preparation to prepare the new beds for planting, which will begin on September 5th. Between September 10 – 17, plants will be installed in all beds.