VDOT News - Richmond
Bethanie Glover 804-835-3857
Feb. 4, 2020
VDOT COMPLETES ASHLAND TO PETERSBURG TRAIL STUDY
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has concluded the Ashland to Petersburg (ATP) Trail Study, which culminated from extensive technical planning efforts, as well as agency and public involvement.
The Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study documents the identification of a preferred multi-use trail corridor, which would extend approximately 43 miles. The trail would accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians and other active transportation users through Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties, as well the cities of Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Richmond, and the Town of Ashland.
If constructed, the preferred corridor would provide a low-traffic stress level facility with safe separation from motorized transportation uses to accommodate users of all ages and abilities and provide connection to a variety of destination points, including Carter Park, Bryan Park, Virginia Union University, the Virginia Capitol, Tredegar Iron Works, Historic Manchester and Brown’s Island, Virginia State University, and Petersburg Old Town Historic District.
The completion of the study process sets the stage for VDOT, working with localities and regional planning organizations, to move forward with the identification of future funding opportunities for designing, building, operating, and maintaining the trail improvements.
Additional information about the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study is available online at www.ATPTrailStudy.org.
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