Transportation

Airport receives $4.5M runway construction grant


The Capital Region Airport Commission has received a $4.59-million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to fund the reconstruction of 3,600 feet of the existing Taxiway L runway, which has reached the end of its useful life.
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Portion of Route 5 near county line closed until Aug.


Main Street/Route 5 is closed near Rocketts Landing between Williamsburg Road and Nicholson Street at the Richmond-Henrico border until August, so that the Virginia Department of Transportation can replace an aging bridge.

The project will replace the East Main Street bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. Though the road is closed to through traffic until Aug. 1, local traffic will be able to reach destinations around the bridge.
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OneJet to begin nonstop service between RIC and Pittsburgh


OneJet will introduce nonstop service between Richmond International Airport and Pittsburgh Mar. 1, the company announced this week.

OneJet provides nonstop travel between its base in Pittsburgh and small and medium-size markets, such as Hartford, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is also adding service to Albany, N.Y. in March.

Flights will go on sale Feb. 1.
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Virginia woman caught with loaded gun at Richmond International Airport checkpoint


A New Kent County woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport (RIC) checkpoint Nov. 30 when TSA officers detected a .380 caliber handgun among her carry-on items. The handgun was loaded with three bullets, including one in the chamber.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and issued a summons to the woman, a resident of Quinton.
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Delta to add second daily roundtrip from Richmond to Minneapolis/St. Paul

Delta Air Lines will offer a second daily non-stop flight between Richmond International Airport and the airline’s Minneapolis/St. Paul hub beginning June 8.

The twice-daily flights will be operated by Delta Connection carrier ExpressJet Airlines on 69-seat CRJ-700 aircraft, which features first-class and economy seating.
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‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign returns


November’s "Click It or Ticket" law enforcement campaign began Nov. 21, and state police officials are reminding motorists to buckle up before traveling for Thanksgiving – or for any other reason.

State and local police officers throughout Virginia will be on the lookout for unbelted motorists during the campaign, which concludes Dec. 4.Click It or Ticket combines high-visibility enforcement of seat belt and child safety seat laws with outreach and education.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belt users are 45 percent less likely to be fatally injured in a crash.
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Mechanicsville woman dies in Henrico crash

A 52-year-old Mechanicsville woman died when the vehicle she was driving ran off Interstate 295 in northern Henrico and struck trees Nov. 20.

The driver, Nancy C. Lauff died at the scene. The crash occurred at about 7:10 a.m. at exit 43 on I-295 southbound. Lauff had exited onto the ramp to Route 1 but apparently did so at a high rate of speed, which caused her 2013 Toyota Yaris to run off the road to the right, where it struck the trees and overturned. Lauff was not wearing a seatbelt.
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Section of Battlefield Road to close Nov. 21-23


The section of Battlefield Road between Virginia Center Parkway and Francis Road will be closed from Monday, Nov. 21 through Wednesday, Nov. 23 for the installation of storm sewers and other utility work.

Motorists should plan to use Telegraph Road as an alternate route.
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Virginia man caught with loaded gun at Richmond International Airport checkpoint


Police issued a Hanover County man two summonses on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint Nov. 6 when TSA officers detected a 9 mm handgun among the man’s carry-on items.

The semi-automatic handgun was loaded with 15 bullets.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and issued the man, a resident of Ashland, Virginia, two summonses to appear in court.
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