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RICH-1106

April 21, 2011



TRANSPORTATION BILL FUNDS RICHMOND AREA PROJECTS
Includes I-64 widening from Henrico to Goochland

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) released the draft Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) yesterday which includes funding for projects in Governor McDonnell’s historic transportation package.

Richmond area residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed program at a public hearing on May 18 at the Virginia Department of Transportation located at 1221 East Broad Street in Richmond. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

The following are projects for the Richmond area receiving new allocations as a result of the governor’s transportation funding package:

  • I-64 widening from Henrico to Goochland – widening 4.5 miles of I-64 east and west from Route 288 in Short Pump to the Route 623 interchange in Goochland County.
  • Improve Parham Road/Patterson Road intersection in Henrico – begin the preliminary engineering and right of way phases to reduce congestion at this intersection.
  • Route 10 widening in Chesterfield – complete the widening of Route 10 from Ware Bottom Springs Road to Meadowville Road.
  • Relocation of Springfield Road in Henrico – begin preliminary engineering and design of 1.5 miles of Springfield Road between Nuckols Road and Staples Mill Road (Route 33).
  • Widening Route 360 in Hanover – complete preliminary engineering and design to widen Route 360 between Lee Davis Road and Walnut Grove Road.
  • Route 360 bridge replacements in Henrico and Hanover counties – replace four bridges over the Chickahominy River—three in Henrico and one in Hanover.
  • Replace Route 609 bridge at Amelia/Powhatan line – replace the Route 609 (Royalton Road) bridge over the Appomattox River.
  • Widen Route 711 and replace bridge at Chesterfield/Powhatan line - widen nearly two miles of Route 711 (Huguenot Trail) to a four lane divided road with sidewalks and bicycle lanes and replace the bridge over Bernard’s Creek.

Following public hearings around the state, the CTB will vote on a final plan on June 15 for the July 1 fiscal year.

To view the draft SYIP, visit http://syip.virginiadot.org. For more information on the meeting and other CTB actions, visit http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/meetings.asp.

For more information about VDOT projects and programs, visit www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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