Bridge construction to close section of westbound I-64

The Henrico County Department of Public Works advises motorists that bridge construction related to the North Gayton Road Extension Project will affect westbound traffic on a section of Interstate 64 from Monday, Aug. 29 to Wednesday, Aug. 31 and from Tuesday, Sept. 6 to Thursday, Sept. 8.

The westbound lanes of I-64 between mile markers 177 and 175 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day while work is under way. Lane mergers starting near mile marker 180 will affect traffic flow beginning at 8 p.m. nightly. Drivers on westbound I-64 will be detoured to the westbound Broad Street/U.S. Route 250 exit.

In addition, the ramp from southbound I-295 will close at exit 53A. Traffic will be detoured to eastbound I-64 and then to the westbound Broad Street/U.S. Route 250 exit.

Detour signs and message boards will be posted. The construction schedule is subject to weather; regular updates will be available at http://www.511virginia.org and by calling 511.

Motorists traveling in the area should drive with caution while crews complete the project.
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Glen Allen native serves aboard Navy’s most advanced submarine


A 2007 Deep Run High School graduate and Glen Allen, Virginia native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, USS Tennessee, Gold Crew.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Uhl, a machinist’s mate, serves aboard the Kings Bay-based boat, one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines.

As a machinist's mate, Uhl is responsible for operating and maintaining the auxiliary engineering equipment aboard the submarine. > Read more.

Fresh Air Fund seeks host families


The Fresh Air Fund, a program through which nearly 4,000 children from low-income New York City communities spend a summer with host families in communities along the East Coast and in southern Canada, is seeking hosts for the coming summer.

According to the organization, there is no such thing as a “typical” host family. First-time Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from seven to 12 years old. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. > Read more.

Godwin student wins in statewide STEM essay contest

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced recently that Morgan Logsdon of Mills E. Godwin High School was one of five statewide winners of the sixth-annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for young women enrolled in their junior or senior year of high school.

The Council on Women established the contest to award scholarships to high school junior and senior young women who plan to pursue STEM careers at institutions of higher education. > Read more.

Varina meeting May 2 to address opioid crisis in Henrico


Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold a Community Conversations meeting Tuesday, May 2 to discuss the opioid epidemic in Henrico County.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road. Nelson will be joined by County Manager John A. Vithoulkas and members of the Henrico Heroin Task Force for a discussion of heroin and opioid abuse and ways to prevent it. > Read more.

Baker ES to remain closed until fall


Baker Elementary School students will complete the 2016-17 school year at other locations and will return to a restored building in fall 2017, school leaders have decided.

The decision was made in order to provide ample time for repairs to be completed at the fire-damaged school and to avoid additional interruptions to instructional time. > Read more.

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