Important: Upcoming 10th St. closures; N Deck impacted

In preparation to complete the North Branch steam line project, the intersection of 10th and Leigh streets will be closed to northbound traffic, from February 24 through May 15. This three-month-long closure will shut down all through traffic northbound on 10th St. between East Leigh St. and Turpin St. 

To access the N Deck and VCU Child Development Center from Leigh St. (Westbound):

  • Westbound traffic on Leigh St., including the childcare center and N Deck subscribers, will follow a detour route along Leigh St. and turn northbound onto N. 9th St. 
  • Drivers will proceed on 9th St. through the Q Lot, continue right onto Turpin St., and turn left on 10th St. to access the N Deck and childcare center. Child care parking will remain in the Q Lot on 10th St. until completion of the project.

To access the N Deck and VCU Child Development Center from Leigh St. (Eastbound):

  • Eastbound traffic on Leigh St. will turn northbound onto N. 4th St., eastbound on Jackson St. and then northbound onto N. 8th St. to access the Duval St. Connector for N Deck and childcare center access.

VCU Police will have units present at Turpin and 10th streets and 9th and Leigh streets during peak traffic hours, Monday through Friday, as needed, to assist with the flow of traffic for the first few days of the closure.

Please be mindful of construction crews as you travel through this area, and use dedicated crosswalks when crossing the street.  It may be helpful to incorporate additional time in your commute while this project takes place, as heavy traffic is expected.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Additional information regarding this project can be found online at If you have questions or concerns regarding parking impacts, please contact customer service at 828-PARK (7275).

2 thoughts on “Important: Upcoming 10th St. closures; N Deck impacted

  1. What will be the impact on pedestrians walking from the hospital to 8th street deck? Which sidewalks will be open/closed? Intersections of 11th and Leigh and 10th and Leigh are very busy due to the new building construction.

    1. Hi! There will only be impacts to the sidewalk right at the drop off/pick up entrance for the childcare center. In fact, this impact is already partially in effect now because when the contractor was cutting the trench, a portion of the sidewalk fell in close to where the driveway and the road intersect. No other sidewalks will be closed when the lane closure occurs. The intersections you mentioned will not be impacted, and the crosswalks across 10th street will not be impacted.

Comments are closed.