Virginia Capital Trail Resurfacing
|James City County|
Project at a Glance
July 24, 2017
Est Completion Date
September 8, 2017
Lengths and Limits
the east side of the entrance road to the Chickahominy Riverfront Park and ending at the wooden bridge parallel to John Tyler Highway (Route 5) before Governor’s Landing Road
Blakemore Construction Company
Hampton Roads Public Affairs
A project to restore and improve the pavement conditions on the pedestrian and bicycle shared-use path of the Virginia Capital Trail is scheduled to begin construction in mid-July and end September 8, 2017. The maintenance and resurfacing of this path will ensure that the Trail remains safe, usable and accessible to visitors for years to come.
Blakemore Construction Corporation was awarded the $373,000 construction contract to resurface 3.3 miles of multi-use path starting on the east side of the entrance road to the Chickahominy Riverfront Park and ending at the wooden bridge parallel to John Tyler Highway (Route 5) before Governor’s Landing Road.
The Virginia Capital Trail is a 54-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail that connects Virginia’s past and present state capitals of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond along Scenic Route 5. For more information on the Virginia Capital Trail visit http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/newcaptrail_welcome.asp.
The project finished on September 5, 2017 on budget and ahead of schedule.
The work and closures will take place in two phases every Monday through Sunday for paving operations starting the week of July 24. Only one portion of the trial will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists at a time as follows:
Phase I: From the wooden bridge over Shellbank Creek (east of Governor’s Landing Road) to Brick Bat Road
Phase II: From Brick Bat Road to the entrance of Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Visitors to the Virginia Capital Trail will be advised to use caution while safely sharing the road with motorists on Route 5 during weekly construction, which is scheduled for completion September 8, 2017.
When traveling north on the Virginia Capital Trail from the James City County Marina (mile marker 0), cyclists and pedestrians can also take advantage of the Powhatan Creek Trail prior to reaching the construction closures at the wooden bridge over Shellbank Creek (mile marker 3). This paved 2.05-mile trail intersects the Virginia Capital Trail approximately 1.5 miles north from the James City County Marina.
For more information on additional trails nearby, view the James City County Trail Guide here.