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Midlothian Turnpike and German School Road, Richmond

Flood management project

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
January 2011

Est Completion Date
March 2013

$45.1 million ($31.5 million-Midlothian Turnpike portion; $13.6 million German School Road portion).

Lengths and Limits
Chippenham Parkway (Route 150) to Covington Street

American Infrastructure-VA Inc. of Chantilly, VA


Shane Mann, construction manager
Richmond Dept. of Public Works

What was done?

Approximately two miles of Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60) from Chippenham Parkway (Route 150) to Covington Street was improved as a part of a flood management project. This improvement project involved the installation of curbs, gutters, turn lanes, sidewalks, landscaping, streetlights, storm drains and four transit bus pullouts. The contractor also installed a closed drainage system to allow rain water to flow underneath the road and out into Reedy Creek. There were also improvements to traffic signal coordination.

The project also included improvements to German School Road from Glenway Drive to Warwick Road. Although the project was within Richmond city limits, VDOT administered the project under the Urban Construction Initiative.

Construction photos on Flickr

How was this project funded?

This $45.1 million project was funded with federal and state contributions—80% federal, 18% state and 2% city. State contributions were allocated from urban construction funds.

For more information

City of Richmond news release: City and VDOT to Begin Construction on Midlothian Turnpike and German School Road (Dec. 28, 2010)

Transportation Board Awards Two Contracts for $45 million (Nov. 2, 2010)

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