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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Smither named director of Henrico’s Department of Finance

Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Edward N. “Ned” Smither Jr. to serve as director of the Department of Finance, effective July 1.

Smither has served Henrico since 2013 as director of the Accounting Division in Finance. He will succeed Eugene H. Walter, who has delayed his retirement until June 30 to ensure an orderly transition within the department.
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State honors EMS officials this week

There were nearly 1.5 million emergency medical services calls and 4,063 incidents per day in Virginia just last year.

This week, May 21-27, declared as National EMS week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, recognizes the more than 34,000 EMS personnel and 631 agencies in the state and commends their efforts and commitment to Commonwealth citizens.
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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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Police release photo of hoax bomb

Henrico Police have released a photo of the clock that resembled a bomb that led to the arrest of a Richmond woman in Shot Pump earlier this week.

The device, which the woman told police she purchased at a yard sale, was visible in her car at the Whole Foods at West Broad Village May 19, and a passerby called police, fearing it was a real bomb. Police responded as they would have had the device been real, they said, because they weren't sure if it was real or not.
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Henrico school buses with compliance issue to be fixed this summer


The 176 Henrico school buses that have been purchased since March 2011 will be fixed during the summer, Henrico Schools spokesman Andy Jenks told the Citizen. The bus manufacturers will retrofit the buses at no cost to the school division, he said.

The brake interlock device is required on all automatic transmission buses in Virginia that were purchased after March 2011, which is when the device was added to the state Board of Education's requirements for school buses. As many as 4,000 school buses in the state may be affected, according to the Virginia Department of Education.
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May’s Innsbrook Wellness Forum, “The Forgotten Side of Wellness: How Toxic is Your Day,” will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Carpenter Room B at 4501 Highwoods Pkwy. The guest speaker will be Charlene Eshleman. The forum continues every second Thursday of the month. A free, light lunch will be provided to those who register. For details, call 217-8804 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Full text

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