The Design Division develops plans and prepares construction documents for County roadways and drainage projects. In addition, review and approval is provided for all roadway and drainage projects prepared by County consultants.
Contact Rick Schwartz, Chief Design Engineer, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information for this Division.
Flood Plain Information
Flooding is a serious issue on certain stream crossings in Henrico County during larger storm events. It is dangerous to cross a flooded road. Small cars and even big trucks can be swept off a flooded road by high speed water. If you see a flooded roadway, it’s best to “Turn Around Don’t Drown®”. Find alternate routes around high water crossings.
The National Weather Service has a flood warning system called the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service. In the event of a predicted flood this service predicts the water levels that some of the major streams will achieve.
Development within the 100-year floodplain is carefully controlled in Henrico County. 100-Year Floodplains in Henrico are defined as Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) and consist of both FEMA regulated floodplain, as depicted on the FIRM maps, and County only regulated floodplain as depicted on the County GIS database. For information on floodplains contact: 804-501-7505 . Read More
Dam Safety Information
Dams which are of sufficient size to be regulated by the Virginia Department of Conservation require certificates issued by that agency under the Virginia Dam Safety Program. For information on Dams contact: 804-501-7505 or DCR at 804-786-1359. Read More
The Survey Section of the Design Divisions is composed of two four person crews who have the responsibility of providing any surveys necessary for maintaining and updating of Henrico County’s roadway and drainage systems. These surveys include topographic surveying, boundary surveying, construction stakeout, construction surveys and geodetic surveying. Read More
Henrico County Plan of Development (POD) Cover Sheet Drawing
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