CVTA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Regional Transportation Projects


West Broad Street (Citizen file photo)

The Central Virginia Transportation Authority is seeking public comment on the funding it plans to allocate to 30 transportation projects in Henrico and its other member communities (Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, New Kent and Powhatan counties, as well as the City of Richmond and the Town of Ashland).

The projects, which would improve infrastructure for bicycles, pedestrians, bridges and highways in the region, are estimated at around $276.4 million.

A public comment period is open until Thursday, April 28 online, and comments will also be accepted at a public hearing at 8:30 a.m. April 29 in person at PlanRVA, 9211 Forest Hill Avenue, Suite 200 or via Zoom by submitting questions via the Q&A Dialog.

“Upcoming infrastructure investments will improve mobility and quality of life for residents, while establishing an important framework for transportation planning in our region,” said CVTA President Frank J. Thornton, representing the District of Fairfield on the Henrico County Board of Supervisors. “We want to make sure everyone in our community has the opportunity to engage in the process. We encourage people to share their feedback on the projects that are most important to them. »

Eight Henrico projects are included in the plan – four that would be fully funded and four others that would be partially funded:

• a bridge and an approach section of the Magellan Parkway in the future development of GreenCity ($18.5 million);

• Improvements to Brook Road between Villa Park Drive and Hilliard Road ($10.4 million);

• a link trail and bridge at GreenCity ($9.9 million);

• planning and engineering work for the planned interchange at North Gayton Road and I-64 ($4.9 million);

• Improvements to Woodman Road between Mountain Road and Hungary Road ($27.8 million of the total project of $62.5 million);

• improvements along Staples Mill Road ($5.6 million of the total project of $21.9 million);

• West Broad Street Improvements to Short Pump ($3.2 million of the total project of $20.2 million);

• Improvements to the intersection of West Broad Street and Parham Road ($2.6 million of the total project of $11.8 million);

Created by the Virginia General Assembly in 2020, CVTA leads funding for priority transportation investments across the region.

The CVTA Finance Committee recommended the proposed funding allocation after reviewing five scenarios. The CVTA scored and ranked projects based on their expected impacts and an assessment of benefits versus costs.

Learn more about CVTA at planrva.org/transportation/cvta/.


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