Creighton Road bridge closing July 23 for repairs

Starting at 5 p.m. Monday, July 23, all travel lanes will be closed on Creighton Road at the bridge over the Chickahominy River just south of the I-295 interchange for repairs through December. Drivers should expect delays.

During construction, drivers are encouraged to use the following detour:

Creighton Road southbound (from Hanover County)

  • I-295 north to Mechanicsville Turnpike/Route 360 west (exit 37)

  • Left turn onto Laburnum Avenue to Creighton Road


  • Creighton Road northbound (from Henrico County)

  • Left turn onto Laburnum Avenue

  • Right turn onto Mechanicsville Turnpike/Route 360 east

  • I-295 south to Creighton Road (exit 34)


  • For the latest real-time traffic information or road conditions, call 511 or visit http://www.511virginia.org.
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    The commonwealth, and especially its rural areas, may get an economic boost under legislation signed into law this week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

    At a ceremony with the legislation’s sponsors and the state’s secretary of commerce, McAuliffe signed two bills reducing the size of industrial sites that qualify for assistance from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
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    New law paves way for delivery robots

    Having your groceries delivered by a robot sounds like something out of The Jetsons, but that prospect is not as futuristic as you may think.

    For the second year in a row, the Virginia General Assembly has passed a law to legalize the operation of autonomous vehicles. Beginning July 1, “electric personal delivery devices” will be allowed to operate on sidewalks and other shared-use paths throughout Virginia.

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    Virginia schools soon must test for lead in water

    With the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, safe drinking water is a high priority nationwide, especially for children. Beginning July 1, schools in Virginia will be required to test their potable water for lead.

    Senate Bill 1359, which Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law on March 20, seeks to ensure that local school boards test the drinking water in schools and that it meets federal guidelines. The Food and Drug Administration recommends that the level of lead not exceed 15 parts per billion. > Read more.

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    The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) has announced its officers and Board of Directors for the 2017–18 fiscal year. At-large Board members include: Anne B. Hagen, CPA, of Masonic Home of Virginia in Henrico. The officers and directors were sworn in at the VSCPA’s annual business meeting on May 16 in Williamsburg. > Read more.

    Free weekly 5k coming to Henrico

    The Richmond metro area is no stranger to 5k races and events. To participate in most 5k events, runners must register and pay a fee. But the Parkrun organization will be providing Henrico County with a free 5k every Saturday at Deep Run Park starting June 3.

    Parkrun began in England in 2004 and eventually found its way to the U.S.

    The Deep Run Parkrun program will be the 10th one in the U.S., said Darrell Stanaford, the country manager for Parkrun USA. > Read more.

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    American pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Hear your favorite Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow songs. Tickets are $30. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com. Full text

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