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Bridge replacement work scheduled this week

The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled several days of work related to bridge replacement along I-95 in Henrico County and Richmond. Traffic delays should be expected during the coming week at the following dates and times:

Oct. 18-19 – There will be periodic right lane closures of about 20 minutes on I-95 north and south at Lombardy Street (mile marker 75) and Chamberlayne Ave. (mile marker 82) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to place temporary traffic signs on the side of the highway for the upcoming bridge replacement. Additionally, the left and center lanes will be closed on I-95 north and south between Boulevard (exit 78) and Laburnum Ave. (exit 79) from 8 p.m. Tues. through 6 a.m. Wed. to prepare the crossover for the bridge replacement Oct. 21-24.

Oct. 20 – There will be periodic right lane closures of about 20 minutes on I-95 north and south at Lombardy Street (mile marker 75) and Chamberlayne Ave. (mile marker 82) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to place temporary traffic signs on the side of the highway for the upcoming bridge replacement.

Oct. 21-Oct. 24 –
Beginning at 8 p.m., Oct. 21 at I-95 north/south at Laburnum Ave. (exit 79), both I-95 north and south will have one travel lane in each direction to allow the contractor to replace the southbound sections of the Laburnum Avenue bridge. Both directions of traffic will merge onto the northbound bridge during construction on the southbound bridge. Expect major delays along I-95 and I-64 at the Bryan Park interchange through 6 a.m., Oct. 24.


Community

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden raises admission $1

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s admission has increased by $1 across all categories. Admission is now $12 for adults; $11 for seniors ages 55 and older; and $8 for children ages 3–12. Admission remains free for children ages 3 and younger and for members.

The last price increase was in 2011, before the Garden consistently hosted Butterflies LIVE! (which is included with admission). > Read more.

Garden tails

The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.

The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.

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Entertainment

‘Top Chef’ finalist to open Willow Lawn restaurant

A finalist in the Bravo television show Top Chef is bringing one of his four restaurant chains to Henrico County.

Bryan Voltaggio, who was the runner-up of the sixth season of Top Chef, (finishing second to his brother, Michael) and his business partner, Hilda Staples, will open their third Family Meal restaurant, at Henrico's Willow Lawn shopping center. The restaurant is expected to open early next year. > Read more.

US Army Field Band to perform in Henrico Aug. 3

The United States Army Field Band will present a free public performance at Deep Run Park in Henrico on Sunday, Aug 3 at 3 p.m.

Members of the band are soldiers who also serve as “musical ambassadors of the Army” and perform for schools and communities nationwide.

The Concert Band will be performing along with the Soldiers’ Chorus. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Get up and dance – square dance, that is – with the Tuckahoe Square Dance Club tonight! More musical events this weekend include family-friendly karaoke at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House, the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus Concert and the Henrico Teen Theatre Company’s production of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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