Road Project

$14 million proposed for Road Project

The bond referendum for roads would provide $14 million toward improvements to a 1.9-mile section of Richmond-Henrico Turnpike, near Richmond International Raceway.

Richmond Henrico TnpkThe road is slated to be widened to four lanes — from two lanes currently — between East Laburnum Avenue and the railroad crossing that’s north of Azalea Avenue, near the Chickahominy River crossing.

The $41 million project also would be supported with state and federal transportation funds.

In addition to widening the pavement, the project will provide a divided road with a multiuse trail for bicyclists and pedestrians on one side and a sidewalk on the other. The improvements are designed to improve safety and capacity as well as promote economic development in the area.


Referendum Question

Shall Henrico County, Virginia, be authorized to contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $14,000,000 pursuant to the Public Finance Act of 1991 to finance various road and sidewalk projects including the acquisition of land necessary for such projects?