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The first of 14 stations for GRTC’s Bus Rapid Transit is under construction.
Work began last week on the station located on the north side of the 2200 block of West Broad Street between Allison and Strawberry streets, officials said. The work has closed the westbound curb lane on Broad Street in that area.
Separately, the work to relocate utilities continues along the south side of Broad Street and along East Main Street to make way for additional transit stations.
About $65 million is being poured into developing the speedier bus line — dubbed The Pulse — that will run 7.6 miles between Rocketts Landing in the east to The Shops at Willow Lawn in the west.
The city is contributing $7.6 million and Henrico County $400,000. The federal government is providing $25 million, with the state contributing the remaining $32 million.
The Pulse is expected to be in operation next October, officials have said.
Fall in Forest Hill Park
In the light //
A youngster interacts with Miatta Kawinzi’s art installation “Gatherin’ Place” during InLight Richmond 2016, an annual one-night, free outdoor exhibition of light-based art and performances organized by 1708 Gallery. This year’s event was held last Friday in Scott’s Addition, where people wandered among the creative array of lighted exhibits on walls, pathways, sidewalks and green spaces. Jellyfish-shaped lanterns were part of the event’s kickoff Community Lantern Parade.
Soup’s on // Year-old Nevaeah Scott, above, has other interests rather than the stew offered by her mother, Deanna Scott, at the recent 2016 Brunswick Stew Festival.
Soups on // The 17th Street Farmers’ Market in Shockoe Bottom became a wonderful kitchen on Nov. 5 as Meredith Minter of Highland Springs, left, and other cooks stirred and served enormous vats of brunswick stew.