Creighton Road bridge closing July 23 for repairs

Starting at 5 p.m. Monday, July 23, all travel lanes will be closed on Creighton Road at the bridge over the Chickahominy River just south of the I-295 interchange for repairs through December. Drivers should expect delays.

During construction, drivers are encouraged to use the following detour:

Creighton Road southbound (from Hanover County)

  • I-295 north to Mechanicsville Turnpike/Route 360 west (exit 37)

  • Left turn onto Laburnum Avenue to Creighton Road


  • Creighton Road northbound (from Henrico County)

  • Left turn onto Laburnum Avenue

  • Right turn onto Mechanicsville Turnpike/Route 360 east

  • I-295 south to Creighton Road (exit 34)


  • For the latest real-time traffic information or road conditions, call 511 or visit http://www.511virginia.org.
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    Henrico Public Library wins Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation grant


    The Henrico County Public Library system recently won the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation's Library Grant Award, which provides funding, materials and programming from VBCF to help educate citizens about breast cancer.

    The grant is given to select libraries in Virginia that apply and is intended to further the VBCF mission to educate the public about breast health and breast cancer. > Read more.

    Pet Valu to open in Glen Allen Aug. 26


    Pet supplies and accessories retailer Pet Valu will open at 5304 Wyndham Forest Drive in Glen Allen Saturday, Aug. 26.

    The store will offer free samples, goody bags, refreshments, raffles and prizes and kid- and pet-friendly entertainment during its first day of business from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. > Read more.

    State issues warning about purebred puppy scam


    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is warning Virginia consumers about an active fraud involving purebred puppies.

    Herring's Consumer Protection Section recently has received a number of reports of consumers entering into agreements to buy a pet with a company they found online, later to learn the website and the company are a scam – and that no such puppy ever existed. > Read more.

    Kaine, McEachin to host Service Academy Day


    Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) will co-host their Service Academy Day to educate high school students about the service academy nominations process, an honor awarded by members of Congress for students interested in attending a service academy after high school.

    The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane, Chesterfield 23838. It will provide an opportunity for high school students and parents to learn about the nation’s military academies, a career in military service and the nominations process. > Read more.

    Red Cross, Sport Clips offer free haircuts to blood donors


    The American Red Cross and Sport Clips are partnering to provide free haircuts to anyone who donates blood or platelets to the Red Cross during September.

    Blood donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage. > Read more.

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    The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host a Happy Hour Art Class from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Instructor Nancy Jacey will show you how to create a whimsical piece of art to take home – today’s project is Sailboat Silhouette. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while you paint; additional glasses or bottles may be purchased. Cost is $35. To register, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com. Full text

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