Henrico to hold Oct. 19 workshop on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study


The Henrico County Planning Department will hold a workshop Thursday, Oct. 19 for residents and other members of the public to provide additional input for a study of the Route 5 corridor and Marion Hill areas.

The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at John Rolfe Middle School, 6901 Messer Road. The meeting will include an overview of community input received so far and an explanation of how it is reflected in the study’s draft goals and objectives.
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Airport’s Bell receives Virginia Department of Aviation award


Troy Bell, Richmond International Airport's director of marketing and air service development, recently received the 2017 Virginia Department of Aviation Person of the Year Award, in recognition of his contributions to marketing and communications, air service expansion, and state and local tourism initiatives on behalf of the Capital Region Airport Commission.
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Henrico seeks input on transit

Citizens may weigh in on short-, long-term future of bus service

Should public transit service in Henrico be designed primarily to serve the people most likely to use it?

Or should it be available to a broad geographic portion of the county, even if many of those areas don't produce many riders?
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Section of Hungary Road closing overnight Oct. 1-5

The westbound lanes of Hungary Road between Hungary Spring and Staples Mill roads will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 5 for the installation of a gas line.
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Gas prices likely to remain elevated at least one more week


Gas prices locally are expected to remain elevated for at least one more week in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic officials.

And the uncertainty of the next massive storm – Hurricane Irma – also could have an impact in the days and weeks ahead.

In the Richmond region, the average cost of one gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline Tuesday was $2.49 – up 15 cents per gallon from last Friday and 33 cents per gallon from last month.
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NASCAR races this weekend to impact local traffic


Traffic patterns will temporarily be altered on roads around Richmond Raceway this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, to accommodate fans attending the NASCAR races.

Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and delays in the area on both days, especially on Saturday before and after the race from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Henrico Police officers will direct motorists before and after the races.
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Portion of Galaxie Road reopens following restoration

A section of Galaxie Road between Alycia and Lafayette avenues reopened Sept. 1 following more than two months of work to address storm damage.

The approximate 700-foot section, near Holladay Elementary School, had been closed since June 16, when heavy rains severely damaged the road surface and culverts.
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AAA: Gas prices in Virginia could jump 15-25 cents per gallon in Harvey aftermath


Gas prices in Virginia could jump as much as 15 to 25 cents per gallon – or more – within 10 days as the result of Hurricane Harvey's impact in Texas, AAA Mid-Atlantic officials are warning.

Locally, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas has risen two cents to $2.16 since Monday, according to AAA.
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Quioccasin Road bridge demolition to begin Monday


A series of road improvements associated with a redevelopment project at the Regency Square shopping mall began this week and will impact traffic along Quioccasin and North Parham roads during the next 12 months.

The first phase of work will include the demolition of the Quioccasin Road bridge, which provides access to the mall property west of Parham. Demolition will begin Monday.
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Gas prices locally well below national average

But prices no longer dropping

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the Richmond region this week is $2.08 – one cent less than the statewide average and 24 cents less than the national average, according to AAA.

The national average is at its highest price since June 15 and has increased during 12 of the past 15 days.
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Airport receives $4.5M runway construction grant


The Capital Region Airport Commission has received a $4.59-million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to fund the reconstruction of 3,600 feet of the existing Taxiway L runway, which has reached the end of its useful life.
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Henrico planners hear input on future of Route 5 corridor


Protecting the beauty that exists along the Route 5 corridor should development arrive 20 to 30 years from now is big concern for many Varina residents.

On June 8, Henrico County planners hosted a community input open house at Varina Library to receive input about the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study. The study is a part of the Henrico County 2026 Comprehensive Plan. It focuses on an area 500 feet on either side of the center line of Route 5 for its 13.75-mile length through the Varina District.
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Northern, Eastern Henrico corridor upgrades progressing

Construction on Richmond-Henrico Turnpike bond referendum project to start next year
JUNE 14, 10 A.M. – Upgrades to the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike will cost $31.5 million, and revitalization projects valued at just under $7 million in the Laburnum gateway region and Highland Springs areas have been completed, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday evening.

The board received an update on the progress of the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and revitalization projects in a special work session before its regular meeting.
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Norfolk man arrested at RIC after TSA catches him with gun

A Norfolk man was arrested at Richmond International Airport May 18 after Transportation Security Administration officers detected a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it passed through the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 13 bullets.
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Virginia celebrating ‘Bike to Work Week’ this week


The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is encouraging Virginians to participate in Bike to Work Week all week (May 15-19). The initiative is supported and recognized by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Bike to Work week encourages people to utilize biking as an alternative to driving alone to work.

“Bike to Work Week is an initiative for commuters to explore other travel options rather than congested roadways. It is also a great way to help ease commuter stress,” said Jennifer Mitchell, DRPT director.
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