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.
Henrico's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of only 20 gardens in North America nominated for USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” contest for Best Public Garden.
The 20 public gardens nominated are:
• Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
• Buthcart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
• Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. > Read more.
Photo by Patty Kruszewski/Henrico Citizen 02/24/2014
The Fifth Annual Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) Award Banquet, held Feb. 6 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, honored HPAL’s top volunteers and employees, including Morgan Lewis, Youth of the Year; Dale Alexander, Volunteer of the Year; Lowell Thomas, Employee of the Year, and Victor Williams, Board Member of the Year. Also honored for their support were Jim and Christi Dowd of Richmond BMW and Josh Davis of Henrico County Public Schools Pupil Transportation.
Keynote speaker for the banquet was Tim Hightower, a University of Richmond alumnus and former NFL running back. Hightower was introduced by Billy McMullen, former NFL player and a Henrico PAL board member. > Read more.
The Pocahontas Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, based in western Henrico, last year donated more than $1.3 million worth of manufacturers coupons to U.S. military personnel overseas. Throughout 2013, members and friends of the chapter clipped 952,349 manufacturers’ coupons valued at $1,350,630, which Program Chairman Carole Featherston shipped to U.S. military bases abroad. Military personnel can use the coupons when shopping in base stores.
The National Society Daughters of American Colonists is a women’s genealogical and patriotic society whose members are descended from a man or woman who rendered civil or military service in any of the American colonies prior to July 4, 1776. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks has several events to offer residents this weekend! Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer at Meadow Farm Museum? Learn more about the African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War at Dabbs House Museum, or check out the Henrico County Adventure Series. The Division of Fire will dedicate the new Fire Station #7 this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
But animated South African film has its moments
You might have seen something called Khumba while clicking through a Redbox recently (or perhaps it was nestled in some hidden corner of a DVD sale shelf). And chances are, you passed it by without much of a thought. Makes sense; that goggle-eyed cartoon zebra on the cover (a zebra that’s dangerously close to becoming Madagascar copyright infringement) doesn’t inspire much confidence.
But when Khumba starts up, it looks nothing like you’d expect. The camera gazes across the savannah and the soundtrack swells with triumphant South African vocals. > Read more.
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