Henrico County VA

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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HandsOn Day set for Oct. 17

HandsOn Day 2015, which will feature 1200 volunteers serving more than 65 nonprofits in Greater Richmond, will take place Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the projects in Henrico or surrounding communities that need volunteers are: installing GardenFest lights Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, distribution center assistance at Feedmore, pumpkin carving with residents at SupportOne, work and play at Housing Families First, paint for independence at Heart Havens, spruce up the shelter and clean sweep at Harbor House at Safe Harbor, pinwheel project at REAP and Kidney Walk prep at National Kidney Foundation Serving VA. > Read more.

Online tool helps identify best native plants for pollinators

Virginians who want to plant beneficial plants for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have a new resource at their fingertips. The online Virginia Native Plant Finder now lets users search for native plant species that benefit pollinators. The tool, which is managed by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, is free and easy to use; searches can be completed on desktops, tablets or smartphones.

Native plants are those that grow where they evolved; they have traits that enable them to adapt to local conditions. The Virginia Native Plant Finder lets users create their own custom native plant lists by selecting from dropdown menus. > Read more.

The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band to perform Oct. 15

Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.

Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. > Read more.


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The Henrico Business Leaders’ Networking Breakfast Meeting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at The Westin Richmond. Henrico Fire Chief Tony McDowell will present “ISO Certification and… Full text

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