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Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study

Project at a Glance
Begin Date
February 2019

Est Completion Date
Early 2020


Lengths and Limits
Approximately forty miles between Ashland and Petersburg

Ashland, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, Petersburg, and Richmond


Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study Project Team

Richmond District Communications


VDOT initiated the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study to identify a preferred corridor for a multi-use trail that would extend between the Town of Ashland and the City of Petersburg, a distance of approximately 40 miles. The preferred corridor for a multi-use trail would be located within the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico, cities of Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Richmond, and the Town of Ashland. The Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study evaluated existing conditions and identified a corridor least impactful to environmental resources with feedback from state and federal agencies, affected localities, special interest groups, and the general public.

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Final Study Report - Published February 4, 2020

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Section 1 - Introduction

Section 2 - Study Purpose

Section 3 - Agency/Stakeholder Coordination and Public Input

Section 4 - Corridor Options Development

Section 5 - Evaluation of Multi-Use Trail Corridors

Section 6 - Preliminary Evaluation of Multi-Use Trail Corridor Options

Section 7 - Detailed Evaluation of Retained Multi-Use Trail Corridor Options

Section 8 - Preferred Corridor

Section 9 - Preferred Corridor Conceptual Design

Section 10 - Next Steps


Appendix A - Location of Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Incidents

Appendix B - Public Comment Summary

Appendix C - Preferred Corridor Conceptual Design

C-1 - Segment Sketch Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5,

Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8

C-2 - Segment Typical Sections

C-3 - Segment Cost Estimate

C-4 - Segment Project Schedule

Appendix D - Preliminary Cost Estimate Methodology

Public Information Meetings and Virtual Presentation - September and October 2019

VDOT held two public information meetings on September 30 and October 1, 2019 on the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study to present the recommended preferred corridor.

View the September 30/October 1 2019 virtual meeting below:

Public Information Meeting and Survey Results - March 2019

VDOT held a public information meeting to introduce the study and solicit feedback on active transportation needs in the study area for the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study on March 26, 2019. 

View the March 2019 virtual meeting below:

Study Process

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