Messer Road Trail Connector

Project Status: Underway - Design

Estimated Cost: $2.3 million
Start Date: 2026
Estimated End Date: 2026

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 in 2025. 
  • Utility relocation anticipated to begin 2025 
  • Advertisement is anticipated to begin in 2025. 
  • Construction is anticipated to begin 2026 

Progress to Date

  • Public Information Meeting held on, August 29, 2023; Time:  5:00pm 6:30pm; Location:  Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road, Henrico, VA  23231 


Contact Us

LaTheasha Hinton
(804) 501-5115
[email protected]

Public Works

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

(804) 501-4393

[email protected]

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

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