Virginia Capital Trail
Sherwood Forest Phase
This 12.5-mile segment will link the Charles City County Courthouse to the western bank of the Chickahominy River. The Trail will be located parallel to Route 644 on the south side from the Charles City Courthouse to Route 155 (Courthouse Road), parallel to Route 5 on the south side from Route 155 to Route 615 (The Glebe Lane) and parallel to Route 5 on the north side from Route 615 to 0.4 miles west of the Chickahominy River. There will be one at-grade crossing of Route 5, located approximately 50 feet east of Route 615.
Cost: The combined estimated cost for design, right-of-way acquisition and construction of this phase of the Capital Trail is $11.7 million.
Status: Limited construction resumed June 2013. A significant length of the project has been redesigned to minimize impact to the tree canopy. Most of the construction will be away from the road, resulting in intermittent traffic impacts. On occasion, material will be delivered to the work site that will require the temporary flagging of traffic. Construction is anticipated to be completed in mid-2014.
Photos: Groundbreaking ceremony photos (May 24, 2012)