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.
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State Police urge motorists to #MoveOver during Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and Virginia State Police officials are urging motorists to "do what’s right when they see lights" and move over.

The “Move Over” law is a lifesaving law intended to protect public safety professionals and highway workers who help to maintain the safety of the Commonwealth’s roads. State Police are using the #MoveOver hashtag on social media to promote the law. > Read more.

Henrico to hold June 8 open house on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill study

The Henrico County Planning Department will hold an open house Thursday, June 8 for residents and other members of the public to provide input for a study of the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill areas.

The open house will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road. The meeting’s informal structure will allow the public to attend at their convenience and to ask questions and discuss the study one on one with Planning staff. > Read more.

Henrico real estate staying strong despite low inventory

The Henrico real estate market has been relatively strong for the past month, despite a lower amount of inventory, according to data from Long and Foster Real Estate.

In the past month, 408 homes have been sold in Henrico, which is 2 percent less than were sold in the same timeframe in 2016.

Last year the median sale prices for Henrico homes was $219,975, whereas this month it's up to $232,500, a 6 percent increase. Which means half of the homes in Henrico are priced above $232,500 and half are priced below. > Read more.

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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The Richmond Moms Blog will present BLOOM, an event for new and expecting moms, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Woman’s Hospital at Henrico Doctors’, 1602 Skipwith Rd. The event will include gourmet snacks, a mocktail bar, fun photo wall, expert panel moderated by mom and news anchor Sarah Bloom, neck and shoulder massages, swag bags from local artisans and businesses and more. Tickets are $35. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/BloomRichmond. Full text

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