The Downtown Tunnel on I-264 is the oldest of two tunnels that cross the Elizabeth River. The Downtown Tunnel links Norfolk and Portsmouth. The first of two two-lane tunnels opened in 1952 and the second in 1987. Along with the Berkeley Bridge, which connects I-264 and I-464 on the Norfolk side of the tunnel, the Downtown Tunnel carries more than three million vehicles a month. 

Client: Elizabeth River Crossing  Purpose: Additional Security & Visual Appeal 
Manufacturer: Ideal Aluminum Rail
Materials: Top Rail, Bottom Rail, Cover Plate Picket, Self Tapping Flange Plate, SS Socket Head Cap




Richmond 2015 was such a great opportunity for our city and for us. we were able not only to prevent several wrecks, but to offer the public the chance to get close to the race without impeding traffic or feeling fenced in.

On day 4, we watched the time trials sail through Shockoe Bottom. At one point, Dock St. was engulfed by Three unique Hurricane Fence projects different and specific in their security enclosure intentions. 

Before the founding of Richmond, Shockoe Creek ran through what is now the Bottom and drained into the James River. In the 1850s, Shockoe Creek was directed through a series of arches that ran beneath the East-West streets from Marshall to Dock St.

More pictures of The Pump House Here!

Dock Street Pump Station in RVA Shockoe Bottom is protected by Hurricane Fence K-Rated High-Security Ornmantal Steel Dock Street Pump Station in Richmond, VA  sits under the -195 underpass  protected by Hurricane Fence K-Rated High-Security  Steel

In the parking lot across the street, the Dock Street Pump Station sits like a huge windowless gray post, obscuring the giant machines that when powered kick 75,000 gallons of water and sewage out through a 60-inch pipe every minute.

Being the lowest point on the north side of James River, the Shockoe Bottom area is subject to flood from both the James River and interior rainfall event.

In 1994, the City completed the flood wall project which protects Shockoe Bottom from the river flooding. Since then, business and development have quickly thrived in the bottom area. 

An angled shot of  Dock Street Pump House in Richmond captures three Hurricane Fence Company jobs.

However, it has been observed that the low-lying areas in Shockoe Bottom, such as Pine Alley, Walnut Alley and the Farmers Market, have experienced local flooding more than once in a two-year period 

After Hurricane Gaston, Richmond overhauled it's pump and reservoir facilities so that natural disasters don't jeopardize the businesses , residents and patrons of Shockoe Bottom from 17th St. Market to the near East End.

The  Government Fence Upgrade with Ameristar Impasse K Rated Security Fencing was provided by the City of Richmond. It continues to enable a long term benefit to residents, businesses and commuters that rely on Historic Historic Shockoe Bottom for their daily activities.

Hurricane Fence Company is Blue Ribbon Contractor with BBB & OSHA Accredations. We have been a local and regional fence provider since 1994. Our vast expertise in sustainable security fence applications ensure that not only will you get  the fence enclosure you need, but the fence solution you want.


The party may be over, but Hurricane Fence has loads of images from the Barricades Eye View (and even a few Rooftop gems. Again, we are very honored to have been a part of this Historic Event that brought in more than 600,000 visitors from all over the globe. Thanks to The UCI & Richmond 2015 Planning Committees, Volunteers and Richmond City Officials & Our Fine Fence Crew for ensuring this grand procession went smoothly. Can't wait to be a part see what our ever evolving city does next!

A group of visitors from Europe lean up against the Libby Hill UCI race course waving an american flag. A Virginia is for Lovers arch lines the Libby Hill cobblestone UCI race track with temporary barricades from Hurricane Fence Company
Road bikes rest on a Shimano banner covered Barricade from Hurricane Fence Company at the final day of Richmond 2015 race. A long time Libby Hill Resident holds up her grandmother's american flag accross a Richmond 2015 barricade

Neither rain, sleet, or influx of nearly half a million people can deter us from doing our part to keep our RVA safe and fun during the week long adventure that is UCI Richmond 2015.

stainless steel bike racks line broad street in downtown RVA in preperation for the World Cycling Championship

Monument ave gets ready foir the big Richmond 2015 bike race with bikeracks and barricades from Hurricane Fence Company in RVA.

barricade lines davis & monument avenue in preparation for Richmond 2015 Bike Race

Broat street gets ready foir the big Richmond 2015 bike race with bikeracks and barricades from Hurricane Fence Company in RVA.
Hurricane Fence Co.  installs barricades and bike racks for UCI Richmond 2015 Championship Bike racks with the Hurricane logo curve around the VA Governors mansion in prepeation for the UCI Bike Race.

RVA will be busting at the seams this weekend to accomodate nearly half a million people visiting Richmond, currently home to only 1.3 residents. Crews will be working literally both night and day to get our Barricades, Temporary Fencing and of course, Bike Racks positioned for the event. More pictures, and updates as they arise.

Follow the Progress. Here!


Commercial Barricade for previous bike race in washington dc

The UCI world championships are annual competitions promoted by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to determine world champion cyclists.

Championships are held for men and for women, on the road, on a velodrome, cross-country, downhill and indoors. There are also championships for disabled competitors.

Hurricane Fence Company Inc. is honored to be a contributor of temporary fence and barricades for Richmond 2015.

The City of Richmond has worked tireless on the organization of the event's transportation layout. Roads, buses, foot traffic, parking lot access and even shuttles from Hanover County,VA have all been considered and accounted for.

Along with Richmond 2015 partners, UCI. volunteers and staff, the city has prepared a plan that will keep these crucial elements working together with the flow of the traffic without blocking in commuters and RVA local businesses.

Sonco temporary barricades can be used in commercial and event settings alike. Richmond 2015 Societe logo for vendors Hurricane Fence Company logo Since 1994

Crowd control french barricades used at a professional soccer or football event outside

Richmond 2015's perimeter enclosure plan calls for a streamlined location specific set up and an easily transportable of temporary fence borders. In conjunction with our good friends at Sonco Worldwide, Hurricane Fence will install hundreds of steel barricade

This specific fence solution is a lightweight and more mobile alternative to the classic heavy duty barricade of industry's past. This fence is Ideal for delineating foot traffic or establishing a secured perimeter for bike racks, automobiles, race spectators, advertising space and combating unexpected weather.

steel barricade can be positioned to provide security and crowd control during events


A crowd of spectators stands behind a temporary commercial barricade at a rally in Washington, DC



This year's RTC had a good run, but we think our Spear Picket 4 ft. Ornamental Aluminum that surrounds the entire facility did even better. It seems like every year not only do we step up our ability to plan, install, combine and relocate our fencing systems, but the value of our service lends itself to handling a vast number of the city's most lucrative urban development projects this side of The Recent Richmond Renaissance. Ahem, I mean "RVA"  While not as cute or British as the traveling gnome, we think if fence had feelings, it would be truly excited to be a part of it all.

Check out the last pics from RTC and get ready for updates on RICHMOND 2015.
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The Washington Redskins are headed back to train at their new facility for year three Redskins Training Camp. All of  the bells and whistles are sure to follow with fans, vendors, paparazzi and the players
themselves coming and going for the next few months. As the exclusive fence contractor for the entire facility and grounds, Hurricane Fence continues to provide all commercial temporary fencing solutions as maintenance and upkeep of all the Ornamental aluminum Enclosures and a predetermined layout for both foot traffic plan that incorporates the original installation of Ideal Aluminum's 4 ft. Spear Pickett Commercial Series of Fencing Solutions

Looking over a temporary fence installed by Hurricane Fence of Richmond for the Redskins training camp season 2015.
A group up view of spear picket ornamental aluminum fence enclosures at the redskins training camp in Richmond, Virginia. spear picket aluminum fencing surrounds redskins training camp in Richmond, Virginia.

Check out the specs  for the permanent Spear Picket Ornamental Aluminum Fencing System from Ideal AluminumIt  works beautifully and seamlessly for both Residential and Commercial fence applications. 

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Hurricane Fence in RVA is proud to provide fence solutions for Redskins Training Camp again this year. Last year's maiden voyage of The Redskins Training Camp allowed Hurricane Fence Company to encompass the whole facility with eye-catching Spear Picket Ornamental aluminum, chain link boundaries and Aluminum railing enclosures. This year saw added ammenities for the facilty, players and patrons installing bike racks, temporary fence panels and a wind and weather resistant black mesh material dividing the parking lot in half and providing a even flow for fan traffic.

DESIGNMASTER FENCE SYSTEMS is a west coast welded wire company that has made fence not only clean and industrial in appearance but still offers the height & security of traditional chain link / Barbwire and ormnamental steel.It's a unique option with many applications. Use your imagination to create a custom welded wire fence that will have your neighbors and customers do a double take. 

THE LASTING APPEAL OF LONGEVITY around your yard is that it produces a fence enclosure with superior impact resistance and UV/weather protection for unsurpassed durability. Commercial vinyl fencing is adept for most applications specified by builders, developers, architects and property managers. 

ORNAMENTAL ALUMINUM has become synonymous with elegance and Appalachian Aluminum pays a suitable tribute to its close cousin, wrought iron. The signinficant time, upkeep, labor cost difference makes Appalachian Aluminum a formittable fence option bridging modern technology and old world charm.



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In their first commercial partnership, Hurricane Fence Company and Simtek Fence Products worked in conjunction with The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to replace an existing but dilapidated wood fence that separates the I-95 and 64 Interchange from an otherwise quiet neighborhood in Richmond's North Side.

Hurricane Fence & Simtek worked closely with VDOT and The City of Richmond to provide a low maintenance and cost effective solution for a section of the city that sees some of Richmond's most consistently high traffic throughout the day. Hurricane Fence & Simtek presented VDOT with Eco Stone; a simulated Granite Privacy Fence solution. While not a privacy fence or guard rail in the traditional sense, the new preventative barrier has versatile advantages.

Eco Stone is man-made, and it's lifespan is longer than it's wood counterpart. This attribute makes it a perfect fence solution for a location that gets its share of environmental exposures.Visually, Simulated Granite it's more appealing not only to regular commuters on their way in and out of the city, but vastly improves the neighborhood's aesthetics for its' residents.

This structure was built specifically for the Richmond VDOT project. Typically these privacy structures are not twelve feet in height. However, as specifications permit, Hurricane Fence Company and Simtek Fence Products will custom create a versatile fence structure that matches each client's unique specifications whether a Commercial, Residential or Government Fence Project.


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