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May 19, 2021

Work expected to be complete in fall 2022

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD — Beginning on or about May 26, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin an intersection improvements project at Patterson Avenue (Route 6) and Parham Road in Henrico County. The project was awarded to Allan Myers VA Inc. of Glen Allen, Virginia, by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in January 2021.

The purpose of this project is to improve the safety and capacity at Parham Road and Patterson Avenue by adding two left turn lanes at both Patterson Avenue approaches and extending the eastbound right turn lane.

Additionally, two left turn lanes will be installed at the northbound approach on Parham Road, as well as a “right turn only” lane. The median on southbound Parham Road at Wetherly Drive will be closed to allow more vehicles to utilize the left turn lane. Parham Road and all other secondary routes within county limits are maintained by Henrico County.

The signal at the intersection will be replaced and updated. Additionally, pedestrian sidewalks will be provided along Parham Road on the east side, south of Patterson Avenue and on the west side, north of the intersection. Crosswalks will be provided at the intersection to cross both Patterson Avenue and Parham Road.

Drivers can expect at least one open lane in each direction throughout the project. During construction, access will be maintained for all local businesses and residences.

Weather permitting, the approximately $14 million project is expected to be complete in fall 2022.

More information is available at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/intersection_improvements_at_patterson_avenue.asp.

For more information about VDOT projects and programs, visit www.virginiadot.org.


VDOT’s Richmond District oversees maintenance and construction activities on routes in 14 counties in central Virginia: Amelia, Brunswick, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico (primary routes only), Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, New Kent, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince George counties.

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