Richmond-Henrico Turnpike Improvements

Project Status: Underway - Right of Way Acquisition

Estimated Cost: $22.5 Million total
Start Date: October 2023
Estimated End Date: November 2024

Magisterial District:   Fairfield  


The County of Henrico will be constructing accommodations to increase safety for vehicles as well as pedestrian access and connectivity. The following improvements will be constructed, including: 

  • The project will widen Richmond-Henrico Turnpike from the intersection of Laburnum Avenue north to the Hummingbird Lane. 
  • The existing 2-lane, undivided roadway will be improved to a four-lane, divided roadway with a 16-foot raised median. 
  • A sidewalk will be constructed along the west side of Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and a lighted shared-use path will be added along the east side. 
  • These pedestrian and bicycle amenities will provide direct access to Laburnum Elementary School and enhanced access to the Henrico High School. The project also includes replacement of an existing drainage pipes south of Lark Drive. 

Estimated Schedule

  • Design is anticipated to be complete June 2023.
  • Right-of-way anticipated completion October 2022 
  • Utility relocation is anticipated to begin October 2022 and completed by July 2023. 
  • Advertisement for construction is anticipated July 2023. 
  • Construction is anticipated October 2023. 
  • Project completion is anticipated November 2024.

Progress to Date

  • A design and location public hearing was held to discuss the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike Improvements on October 21, 2020.  
  • A Citizen Information Meeting for the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike Improvements project was held November 13, 2019. More information can be found on our calendar.  
  • A Citizen Information Meeting for the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike Improvements project was held June 4, 2019.

Contact Us

Michael Aust
(804) 501-4019
aus019@henrico.us


Public Works

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

Phone
(804) 501-4393

DPW@henrico.us

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

 
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