I-64 Repaving Project Schedule Updated

VDOT today announced the scheduled for next week's repaving work on I-64 in Henrico County. (Work has stopped for the weekend because of the NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway today and tomorrow.) The following lane closures are expected to cause delays from Sept. 13-17. Road work is subject to change depending on inclement weather.

I-64 west
There will be alternating double lane closures on I-64 west between the I-95 Bryan Park interchange (mile marker 186) and Parham Road (mile marker 181) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sept 13-17.

I-64 east
There will be alternating lane closures on I-64 east between Broad Street/Glenside Drive (mile marker 183) and the I-95 Bryan Park interchange (mile marker 186) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sept. 13-17.

Ramp work
The ramp from Staples Mill Road west to I-64 east will be closed Sept. 13-17 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The ramp from I-64 west to Broad Street/Glenside Drive west will be closed Sept. 13-17 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The ramp from I-64 west to Broad Street east will be closed Sept. 13-17 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

There will be alternating ramp closures on and off I-64 east to Broad Street/Glenside Drive Sept. 13-17 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
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Therapeutic healing


In a room labeled the garden room, a bright space with lavender-colored walls and pebble-gray chairs, art therapist Becky Jacobson might ask her patients to imagine a safe place, but she doesn’t ask them to describe it to her — she wants them to draw it.

The patients are free to draw whatever they envision, expressing themselves through their colored markers, a form of healing through art therapy.

“Some people might not feel safe anywhere because they have had hard things happening to them, and I have the background to help that person reground and feel safe in the group,” Jacobson said. > Read more.

Eight’s enough? Crowded race for 56th District develops


Following the retirement of Delegate Peter Farrell [R-56th District], a number of candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to vie for the open seat in the Virginia General Assembly district, which contains a portion of Henrico’s Far West End.

Democratic challengers include Lizzie Basch and Melissa Dart, while Republican contenders include George Goodwin, Matt Pinsker, Graven Craig, Surya Dhakar, Jay Prendergrast and John McGuire. In addition to a section of Henrico, the district also includes portions of Goochland and Spotsylvania County, as well as all of Louisa County. > Read more.

On the trail to Awareness


Twenty-five teams, composed of some 350 participants, gathered at Dorey Park in Varina April 8 for the Walk Like MADD 5k, to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving Virginia. The event raised more than $35,000, with more funds expected to come in through May 7. > Read more.

Leadership Metro Richmond honors St. Joseph’s Villa CEO


Leadership Metro Richmond honored St. Joseph's Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett, a 2003 graduate of LMR, with its 2017 Ukrop Community Vision Award during its annual spring luncheon April 6.

The award honors a LMR member who demonstrates a purposeful vision, a sense of what needs to be done, clear articulation with concern and respect for others with demonstrated action and risk-taking. > Read more.

Glen Allen H.S. takes second in statewide economics competition

Glen Allen H.S. was among six top schools in the state to place in the 2017 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.

Taught by Patricia Adams, the Glen Allen H.S. team was runner-up in the Economics division, in which teams faced off in a Quiz Bowl. > Read more.

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Richmond International Raceway will host the inaugural Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Fun Run at 6:30 p.m. The course will take participants around the RIR property, as well its historic track surface. Post-race festivities include photos in Gatorade Victory Lane, food trucks and craft beer on pit road and music. Participants will receive an official Checkered Flag 5K & Kids Fun Run hat. The event kicks off the April spring race weekend with the ToyotaCare 250 on Apr. 29 and the Toyota Owners 400 on Apr. 30. To register, visit http://www.rir.com/5k. Full text

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