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Roadway and Drainage Design

The Roadway and Drainage Design group collaborates with several divisions within the County to develop plans and prepare construction documents for roadway and drainage projects, maintain Henrico’s roadway inventory, ensure public safety, and more.

Since public roadways in Henrico are managed either by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) or Henrico County, the Roadway and Drainage Design group works to ensure that capital projects such as sidewalk and drainage projects meet road standards and are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It also is the Roadway and Drainage Design group’s responsibility to assist in the resolution of drainage issues in Henrico. This can include design solutions to address drainage issues involving multiple citizens, analyzing storm system capacity and functionality, reviewing utility plans to confirm there are no conflicts, and more. Finally, the group routinely prepares conceptual designs, cost estimates, and plan reviews.

The Roadway and Drainage Design group works closely with the Floodplain and Dam Safety Manager to maintain public safety of Henrico residents by confirming and monitoring the structural stability of dams. Learn more about dam safety and dams in Henrico.

Design Manual

The Henrico County Design Manual outlines the design guidelines for the development of property and roads in the County. The Manual is intended to serve as a procedural design guide that should be used in conjunction with specifications, standards, and policy directives from other County agencies as well as design manuals published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The design and construction of all public roads in Henrico should conform to the details included in this Manual. Projects submitted prior to September 1, 2021 are required to comply with the 2012 Design Manual, available online here.

Detail Drawings

The design and construction of all public roads in the Henrico County System of Maintained Roadways must conform to the details of the Design Manual. You can access detail drawings through the files below. Note that you must have AutoCAD version 14 or higher to access the files.

Typical Road Sections

The following AutoCAD files show typical road sections in the County by classification. Note that you must have AutoCAD version 14 or higher to access the files.

Contact 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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