Public Works

Henrico County Public Works Department

The Department of Public Works is responsible for developing, improving and maintaining, an efficient and safe transportation and drainage network for Henrico County.   The Department of Public Works is divided into 7 Divisions: Administration, Construction, DesignEngineering and Environmental ServicesRoad Maintenance, Transportation Development, and Traffic Engineering . These divisions insure that all engineering, construction and maintenance work for roads, drainage, transit service, and erosion control follow the acceptable standards achievable with the efficient use of capital expenditures to provide the residents of Henrico County the ability to travel throughout the County in a safe manner and with minimum congestion. We strive to provide each resident with the informative and factual response to any inquiry in a timely manner.

New Floodplain Ordinance (Effective September 1, 2021)

On August 10, 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted a new Floodplain Ordinance. The new ordinance will be effective September 1, 2021 and is located in Chapter 10: Environment of the Henrico County Code (previously in Chapter 24: Zoning). The new ordinance is available for download below. 

New Design Manual (Effective September 1, 2021)

The Department of Public Works has issued a new Design Manual, which will be effective on September 1, 2021. The Board of Supervisors approval was received on August 10, 2021. The new manual can be accessed on the Design Division’s Manual webpage here: 


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The Planning Department has begun to update the county’s current comprehensive plan (2026 Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2009). This important document will provide the framework for how the county will grow and develop over the next 20 years. The Department of Public Works will be involved with the Transportation Master Plan included in the 2045 Comprehensive Plan. We are asking you to be involved in “HenricoNext”, the public engagement component to help create a cohesive, countywide vision for Henrico in 2045. To begin shaping that vision, residents are encouraged to provide feedback on a host of issues ahead of community meetings that will be scheduled next year. To sign-up for future updates or submit comments, please visit the project website.

GRTC Micro Transit Study Survey

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The Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), in partnership with consultants Michael Baker International, is exploring the demand, need, potential, and feasibility for micro-transit services in the Greater Richmond Region which includes the jurisdictions of Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, and the City of Richmond. This Richmond Region Micro-Transit Study will help determine the path forward for micro-transit, and the recommendations that are produced from the study will be incorporated in the FY2023 Regional Public Transportation Plan.

Staples Mill Road Small Area Plan Survey

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Take the Survey

The Staples Mill Road (Route 33) Small Area Plan will evaluate automobile, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian conditions along Staples Mill Road and other key streets near the Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station in Henrico County. The study will assess future travel projections, development patterns, and a concept developed by Henrico County and Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) for transit-oriented development surrounding the Amtrak Station.

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

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

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