Virginia Capital Trail
|52 mile paved multiuse trail connecting Virginia capitals|
Project at a Glance
Harold Dyson, P.E., project manager
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne cut the ribbon on the newly completed project Oct. 2, 2015
Tracking data now available for portion of trail
VDOT installed the new tracking devices in September 2015 in Henrico and Charles City counties. The data is available by accessing http://www.eco-public.com/ParcPublic/?id=4161. Numbers have grown to over 180,000 uses in April 2016.
VDOT completed construction on the Virginia Capital Trail in 2015.
The $75 million trail connects 8-10' wide shared use paved pathways for nonmotorized access to the scenic Route 5 corridor, which travels through a wellspring of historic, environmental and cultural resources from previous capitals in Jamestown and Williamsburg to the modern government seat in Richmond.
Highlighting the success of the project, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne noted;
“The trail construction has truly been a long and successful partnership among leaders in every level of government across the region. The Virginia Department of Transportation staff has successfully designed and delivered another quality project. They have taken great care to partner with the communities along the alignment to help preserve and enhance its valuable resources. It is yet another example of the our commitment to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, enables easy movement of people and goods, boosts the economy and improves our quality of life. Adding alternative transportation accommodations along Route 5 is an effective way of achieving these goals.”