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Oct. 15, 2014

Trail phase provides significant link between completed sections

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Trail bridge just east of Sturgeon Point Road parallel to Route 5

COLONIAL HEIGHTS —  The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced today that the Sherwood Forest phase, a 12.5 mile stretch of the Virginia Capital Trail, is nearing completion. While the trail section has been paved, cyclists and pedestrians should use extra caution in the area while landscaping and other work is completed, which could take up to eight weeks.

The phase’s completion marks an important milestone in the overall trail’s construction, which now links the Charles City Courthouse phase with the Chickahominy Riverfront phase. “Completion of this phase will allow for 29 miles of continuous travel for cyclists and pedestrians,” said Tom Hawthorne, VDOT Richmond District Administrator.

Work continues on the four remaining phases of the trail, including the Richmond Riverfront phase, the Varina phase, the Park phase and the New Market Heights phase. Once complete, the trail will connect over fifty miles of trail between the City of Richmond and the Jamestown trailhead. Weather permitting, construction is expected to be complete in 2015.

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