Messer Road Trail Connector

Project Status: Underway - Design

Estimated Cost: $1.3 million
Start Date: January 2025
Estimated End Date: May 2025

Magisterial District:   Varina  

The Messer Road Trail Connector is a proposed 12-foot-wide asphalt Shared Use Path along Messer Road to connect Varina High School to the Virginia Capital Trail at New Market Road (Route 5).  The approximate length is 0.4-miles. The proposed alignment begins at the intersection of New Market Road and Messer Road and follows along the southeast side of Messer Road until terminating at the existing sidewalk in front of Varina High School. 


Estimated Schedule: (Month Year) 

  • Design is underway.
  • Right of Way is anticipated to begin in June 2024.
  • Construction is anticipated to begin January 2025.

Progress to Date

  • A Public Information Meeting will be held on Tuesday August 29, 2023 at Varnia Library (1875 New Market Road, Henrico, VA  23231) from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. 
    • Please take the survey here. The survey will close September 15, 2023.


Contact Us

LaTheasha Hinton
(804) 501-5115

Public Works

Henrico Department of Public Works
4305 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-4393

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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