VDOT News - Richmond



Bethanie Glover 804-524-6179


Sept. 16, 2019

Virtual presentation and public meetings to gather feedback on the preferred multi-use trail corridor

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is asking for the public to provide feedback on the findings and recommendations of the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study, including the identification of a preferred corridor for a multi-use trail through the Richmond region.

The recommended preferred multi-use trail corridor extends approximately 43 miles and would accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians and other active transportation users along a corridor through Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties, as well the cities of Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Richmond, and the Town of Ashland.

There are multiple ways the public can review the preferred multi-use trail corridor and provide input.

A virtual presentation and interactive mapping tool are available online at www.ATPTrailStudy.org, or the public can attend public information meetings and submit written comments. The public meetings will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the locations noted below:

Monday, September 30, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Richmond South/Southpark Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Capital Ballroom Kelly Education Center, Massey Conference Center Auditorium
800 Southpark Boulevard Colonial Heights, VA 23834 1800 Lakeside Avenue Richmond, Virginia 23228

The public information meetings will be held in an open-house style format with no formal presentation given and attendees are encouraged to arrive at any time during the open-house window. VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the study and answer questions.

VDOT is seeking public input on the development and evaluation results of multi-use trail corridor options as well as the recommended preferred multi-use trail corridor. The identification of a preferred corridor in the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study will inform the implementation of future active transportation projects in the Richmond region.

Written or verbal comments on the study may be submitted at the meeting or through the virtual presentation. In addition, feedback may be submitted by mail to Palmer Stearns, Project Manager, 2430 Pine Forest Dr., Colonial Heights, VA 23834 or emailed to ATPTrailStudy@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Comments must be submitted by October 11, 2019.

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at (804) 524-6091 or TDD/TTY 711.


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