Public Works

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 8 Divisions: Administration, Construction, DesignEngineering and Environmental Services, Real Property, Road 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.

Henrico NEXT: Draft Bike Plan

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Henrico has started updating the County’s comprehensive plan. This important document will provide the framework for how the county will grow and develop over the next 20 years. Included in the 2045 Comprehensive Plan, the Major Thoroughfare Plan will address transportation concerns in the County, one of these being bicycle accessibility and facilities.

The Draft Bike Plan‘s first community engagement period has concluded. Thank you for sharing your feedback and thoughts on bike facilities in Henrico County! A public feedback summary will be comprised and shared in the coming months. To learn about future public engagement opportunities for the Bike Plan, please sign up for the Henrico Next email list to stay informed! 

Staples Mill Road Small Area Plan - VDOT

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VDOT is conducting a Staples Mill Road Small Area Plan study that 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.

The study vision is for Staples Mill Road to develop as a Complete Street that supports development and provides safe and comfortable travel for all uses and users of the roadway. It will generate a range of multimodal solutions to address the study goals and objectives and test their application and relevance through community input.

Study Area Map

Take the MetroQuest survey starting Thursday, June 30 to identify transportation solutions for the Staples Mill Road area. 

New Floodplain Ordinance (Effective September 1, 2021)

On August 10, 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted a new Floodplain Ordinance. The new ordinance became 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. For more information on floodplain requirements, please visit the Floodplain Management Build Responsibly webpage.

New Design Manual (Effective September 1, 2021)

The Department of Public Works has issued a new Design Manual, which became effective on September 1, 2021. The Board of Supervisors approval was received on August 10, 2021. The new manual can be downloaded below. More information on the Design Manual, including AutoCAD files for detail drawings, can be accessed on the Design Division’s Manual webpage.

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

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

DPW@henrico.us

 
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