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Dominion Energy demolishes Richmond building May 30

Street closures announced ahead of Dominion Energy building demolition
Posted at 4:11 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 14:37:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Multiple streets throughout downtown Richmond were closed in advance of the demolition of Dominion Energy's One James River Plaza building scheduled for May 30.

The building, located at 701 E. Cary Street, was demolished early in the morning on May 30.

The following streets will be closed in advance of May 30:

  • 7th Street between Canal and Cary Streets – closing May 18 and reopening June 4;
  • 8th Street between Cary and Canal Streets – closing May 25 and reopening June 2;
  • Canal Street between 9th and 7th Streets – closing at 6 p.m. on May 28 and reopening by end of day on June 1; and
  • Cary Street between 5th and 8th Streets – closing at 6 p.m. on May 28 and reopening by the end of the day on June 1.


A larger restricted area was closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic beginning around 5:45 a.m. on May 30, and reopened in the hours after implosion, with the exception of the street closures above. That zone encompassed 15 blocks – the south side of E. Main Street from 10th to 5th Streets to the north side of E. Byrd Street, also from 5th to 10th Streets.

Both Main and Byrd Streets remained open on May 30.

Detailed detour plans for the street closures may be found here.