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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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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Parham lane closure at Three Chopt begins Tuesday

North Parham Road’s right, northbound lane will be closed at Three Chopt Road for two weeks beginning Tuesday, April 19 for stormwater, turning lane and traffic signal improvements.

Traffic will be merged into Parham’s left, northbound lane. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during periods of heavy traffic.
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Allegiant launches new flights to Florida


Allegiant this week launched new nonstop flights to Florida from the Richmond International Airport (RIC).

New nonstop service to Orlando/Sanford began Thursday, and new nonstop service to Jacksonville began Friday. To celebrate the new flights, Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $39 (to Jacksonville) and $56 (to Orlando/Sanford) for a limited time.
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United launches service between RIC and Denver


United Airlines Tuesday launched first-ever daily service between Richmond International Airport and Denver International Airport. United operates the Richmond-Denver flights with 76-seat Embraer EMB 175 aircraft offering United First, Economy Plus, and Economy seating options.

"United's new daily service to Denver provides our customers from throughout Virginia's Capital Region with convenient access to another major economic center and home to one of our largest hub airports," said Kellie Clough, United's sales manager in Richmond. "We are committed to making United the airline of choice for customers traveling to Denver and beyond."
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Amtrak, James River Transportation partner for new bus service

Amtrak and James River Transportation have launched a new "thruway" bus service that connects passengers traveling from Charlottesville to the Staples Mill Road Station in Richmond to board the Silver Meteor. From Richmond, the Silver Meteor continues south to Miami and north to New York City.

Amtrak and James River also offer thruway services from Charlottesville to Richmond for other routes. Thruway bus service connects passengers traveling to/from Richmond to two long-distance trains at Charlottesville. From Charlottesville, the Crescent continues south to Atlanta and New Orleans and the Cardinal operates three days a week west to Cincinnati and Chicago.
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Deadline extended for Bike Walk RVA Academy: Henrico


The application deadline for the Bike Walk RVA Academy: Henrico has been extended through the end of this week.

The academy is a program of the Sports Backers designed to develop Henrico residents into grassroots leaders in their communities for better biking and walking infrastructure, such as paved trails, bike lanes and sidewalks. During the course of eight workshops, participants will learn everything they need to know about organizing their communities, working with local officials and planning campaigns for projects in their neighborhoods.
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Darbytown Road to close near railroad overpass beginning March 14

A section of Darbytown Road in Eastern Henrico will close March 14-18 and again March 21-25 while CSX Transportation performs maintenance on the railroad overpass.

Darbytown will close between Oakland Road and Louisa Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily while work is underway. Traffic will be routed from Oakland to Bickerstaff Road to New Osborne Turnpike/Newton Road to Hatcher Street and then onto Williamsburg Road.
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Airport snow team earns recognition from National Guard


Major General Williams, Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard, recently presented certificates of recognition to RIC grounds crew members Chuck Sobrito, Jeremy Niles, Scott Walker, Sammy Hodges and Desmond Athey, for help and support during Winter Storm Jonas that blanketed the Richmond region in January. The snow team was able to help keep the aviation unit operational during the storm.
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