$14 million approved for Roads
The bond referendum for roads provided $14 million for improvements to a 1.9-mile section of Richmond-Henrico Turnpike, near Richmond Raceway.
With construction set to start in spring 2023, the road will 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 is being 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.
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?
Approved by voters: 131,341 votes “yes” to 27,494 votes “no”