Henrico launches more road, trail, sidewalk projects with funds from CVTA

With Thornton as chairman, transportation authority marks successful first year

For years, Henrico County’s transportation needs have exceeded its available funding. As a result, major projects – like building the Fall Line Trail, Lambert Way or the Magellan Parkway extension over Interstate 95 – have often had to wait years to proceed.

The same dynamic has snared smaller initiatives – such as building sidewalks along Raintree and Causeway drives, a trail along Messer Road or upgrading the intersection of Darbytown and Turner roads.

But Henrico is now able to advance each of those projects – and more – thanks to a new funding stream provided through the Central Virginia Transportation Authority (CVTA).

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Board to hold special meeting Thursday for reapportionment vote

The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in the Government Center Board Room, 4301 E. Parham Road, to vote on a reapportionment plan for the county’s magisterial districts.

The meeting is open to the public; individuals who attend are required to wear a face covering. The meeting also can be viewed via livestream on the county website and on the WebEx platform. Links are available at https://henrico.us/supervisors/next-meeting/.

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Henrico mourns retired County Manager William LaVecchia upon his death

Noted for his compassion, vision and professionalism, he led the county’s administration from 1984 to 1992.

Henrico County is honoring the life and service of retired County Manager William F. “Bill” LaVecchia, whose warmth, sincerity, vision and expertise allowed Henrico to prosper through decades of considerable growth.

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Late Police Capt. Don Lambert honored with new road – Lambert Way

Road will link new portion of Woodman with Glover Park


A ½-mile road planned for construction next year will be named Lambert Way in honor of the life and service of the late Donald L. Lambert Jr., a captain with the Henrico County Police Division who was killed in a hit-and-run crash early this year.


Board of Supervisors Chairman Dan Schmitt announced the naming in a ceremony Wednesday along where Woodman Road is being extended northeastward from Greenwood Road.


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Henrico County to begin 2021-22 leaf collection efforts week of Nov. 8

Henrico County will begin providing annual leaf-collection services Monday, Nov. 8, with both free and paid options available for county residents.


Free collection of bagged leaves is scheduled through Feb. 12. Crews will work week to week in five zones; each zone will receive two pickups over the course of the program. Residents living outside these areas can order free pickup of bagged leaves by calling (804) 727-8770.

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Henrico presents draft plan for reapportionment

Proposal would shift boundaries of magisterial districts to balance population 


Henrico released today a draft plan that would make minor shifts to the boundaries of its five magisterial districts to ensure equal representation following population changes from the past decade.


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‘Road diet’ set for 4-lane section of Church Road

1.8-mile project will enhance safety, connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians


A four-lane stretch of Church Road will be reconfigured this summer in a “road diet” conversion aimed at enhancing safety as well as connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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