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Henrico/VDOT Lay Out Transportation Plan for 2017 and Beyond

Recently, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors heard an update on upcoming public works projects. The projects are coming from a mix of state, local and federal funding. Here’s a look at some of them:

  • Later this year, work is set to begin on a project on Charles City Road to improve the rail crossing near Airport Drive, improve the intersection of Charles City and Airport and relocate the entrance of a Dominion Virginia Power facility. Bids have gone out for the $4 million project.
  • Next year, the county will begin several improvements to Dabbs House Road in eastern Henrico. The $9.1 mil‐lion project includes realigning a bend in the road, dedicated right turn lane from Nine Mile Road and intersection improvements at East Richmond Road to prepare for an eventually connection to Kingsridge Parkway.
  • In 2020, construction is slated to begin on a relocation of portions of Sadler Road near Innsbrook. This $18 mil‐lion project includes a proposed roundabout at Old Sadler Road, as well as pedestrian improvements.
  • Other plans include 11 sidewalk projects, turn lanes at Buffin Road and state Route 5 and the county’s portion of extending Woodman Road toward Brook Road. Additionally, there are other projects that have been mentioned before, like the temporary traffic light at Springfield and Francistown Road and the widening of a portion of Three Chopt Road.

Another long‐range plan is to add an interchange at North Gayton Road and Interstate 64. While the design and funding is still up in the air, one potential option is a diverging diamond interchange. If that’s chosen, it would be similar to the revised I‐64 interchange at Zion Crossroads.

VDOT's Richmond District says its $125 million paving program for 2016‐17 will resurface 1,540 lane miles of state‐maintained roads in the area. VDOT said the program is the largest ever, both in terms of lane miles and price tag, for the region.

The district oversees maintenance and construction on routes in 14 counties: Amelia, Brunswick, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, New Kent, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince George. It also includes the cities of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg. The district is responsible for about 18,000 miles of roads. About $27 million will be spent on local interstate sections, including 78 miles of asphalt paving and 18 lane miles of concrete repairs, on sections of Interstate 95, Interstate 295, Interstate 85 and Interstate 195.

The department said primary routes — including Chippenham Parkway, state Route 288, U.S. 60 and the Powhite Parkway — will get 480 lane miles of asphalt paving, repair and “latex‐modified treatment,” totaling $27 million. Secondary routes will see more than 941 lane miles of resurfacing, totaling more than $23 million. New projects will include:

I‐95 northbound

  • Near mile marker 43 in Prince George County
  • Between Wagner Road (mile marker 48) and I‐85 (mile marker 52) in Petersburg
  • Collector‐distributor lane from U.S. 460 (mile marker 47) to Crater Road (U.S. 301) (mile marker 51) in Petersburg
  • Between state Route 10 (mile marker 61) and Willis Road (mile marker 64)
  • Ramps to and from state Route 288 in Chesterfield County
  • Between I‐64 (mile marker 79) and Hermitage Road (mile marker 80) in Richmond between Sliding Hill Road (mile marker 86) and Lewistown Road (mile marker 89) in Hanover County

I‐95 southbound

  • Between I‐85 (mile marker 52) and Wagner Road (mile marker 48) in Petersburg Collector‐distributor lane from Crater Road (U.S.)

I‐295 northbound

  • Between I‐95 (mile marker 1) and U.S. 460 (mile marker 3) in Prince George County
  • Between Pocahontas Parkway (state Route 895) (mile marker 25) and I‐64 (mile marker 28) in Henrico County etween I‐295 (mile marker 28) and north of the state Route 156/Cold Harbor interchange (mile marker 31) in Henrico

I‐295 southbound

  • Between U.S. 460 (mile marker 3) and I‐95 (mile marker 1) in Prince George County
  • Between state Route 36/Fort Lee (mile marker 9) in Prince George County and mile marker 11 in Chesterfield between mile mark‐ers 42 and 47

I‐85 northbound

  • Between mile markers 50 and 56 between just south of the I‐95 interchange (mile marker 67) and Wythe Street (mile marker 69) in Chesterfield

I‐195 northbound

  • Between mile markers 3 and 3.5 in Henrico

New primary route projects

  • Chippenham Parkway (state Route 150) south between Hopkins Road and I‐95 in Chesterfield
  • Chippenham Parkway (state Route 150) south near Belmont Road in Chesterfield
  • State Route 288 south between I‐64 and West Creek Parkway in Goochland County
  • State Route 288 north between I‐95 and Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield
  • State Route 288 south between Iron Bridge Road and I‐95 in Chesterfield
  • U.S. Route 60 west between Huguenot Road and state Route 288
  • Powhite Parkway east/west between Courthouse Road (state Route 653) and Jahnke Road (state Route 686).

 

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018