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Henrico planners hear input on future of Route 5 corridor


Protecting the beauty that exists along the Route 5 corridor should development arrive 20 to 30 years from now is big concern for many Varina residents.

On June 8, Henrico County planners hosted a community input open house at Varina Library to receive input about the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study. The study is a part of the Henrico County 2026 Comprehensive Plan. It focuses on an area 500 feet on either side of the center line of Route 5 for its 13.75-mile length through the Varina District.

Gas prices up 4 cents in region since yesterday

SEPT. 20, 11 A.M. – A break in a Colonial Pipeline pipeline in Alabama is resulting in higher gas prices locally.

The line, which supplies oil to much of the East Coast, broke Sept. 9. The company has completed a bypass line, which will allow it to restart the flow of oil tomorrow. But in the meantime, a number of southern states have experienced overnight jumps in the cost of gasoline, as availability dwindles.

Hermitage will be closed at railroad crossing Sept. 19-30 for improvements

Hermitage Road will be closed at its crossing of the CSX railroad from Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 30 for work to improve passenger and freight service in the area.

Motorists should consider using East Parham and Hilliard roads as alternate routes between Staples Mill and Woodman roads while access on Hermitage is restricted.

DMV 2 Go mobile offices coming to 2 Henrico locations


The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ five mobile customer service centers, called DMV 2 Go, are traveling across the state to serve customers. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions. Thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may also now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders and apply for their hunting or fishing licenses on all five DMV mobile offices.

State Police offer tips during ‘Vehicle Theft Prevention Month’

Virginia State Police officials are reminding motorists during July – Vehicle Theft Prevention Month – never to leave their keys in their cars.

According to the 2015 Crime in Virginia report, 40 percent of the 8,103 motor vehicle thefts reported to VSP in 2015 occurred between June and September. July had the most motor vehicle thefts (909), with August (879), September (746) and June (721) following closely behind.

Nearly 90 Henrico roads closed by downed trees, power lines

Downed trees and power lines forced the closure of numerous intersections in Henrico, including this one at Three Chopt and Parham roads. (Photo by Zachary Halaschak/Henrico Citizen)
JUNE 17, LAST UPDATED 7:57 P.M. – Downed trees and power lines are responsible for nearly 90 road closures throughout Henrico County in the aftermath of last night’s storms.

As of 4:10 p.m., more than 84,000 of the 146,000 Dominion Power customers in Henrico still were without power, and many may not get it back for several days. Henrico Police are directing traffic at 26 major intersections in the county. Other intersections at which traffic signals are not functional should be treated as four-way stops.

DRPT to host public meeting in Henrico about future of transit


The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, in cooperation with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, will host a meeting June 7 in Henrico to address ways to improve public transit in the region.

Progress toward the implementation of the GRTC Pulse Bus Rapid Transit system has renewed the interest in public transport within the region.

Railroad improvements to close sections of Charles City, Miller roads May 24-25

Work to improve the CSX railroad in eastern Henrico County will close a portion of Charles City Road on Tuesday, May 24 and a stretch of Miller Road on Wednesday, May 25.

CSX Transportation expects each closure, which will include the railroad crossing, to last from about 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On May 24, motorists on Charles City will be detoured around the work zone by way of Monahan Road, Darbytown Road and South Laburnum Avenue.

Bridge replacement to close portion of Creighton for 7 months, beginning May 18


A project to improve a half-mile section of Creighton Road near the Glenwood Golf Club will get underway Monday, May 16 and include replacement of a narrow bridge.

Creighton will be closed to through-traffic from Caddie Lane to Stone Dale Drive beginning Wednesday, May 18, weather permitting.

A detour will direct motorists on Creighton around the work zone by way of Gordons Lane, Nine Mile Road and North Laburnum Avenue. Access to Glenwood Golf Club will be allowed from the western side of the work zone, toward the city’s limits. The closure is expected to remain in effect until December.

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