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Henrico - Staples Mill Road (Route 33) Small Area Plan

Project at a Glance
Begin Date
August 2021

Est Completion Date
June 2022 (study end date)

Phase
Study

Locality
Henrico

District
Richmond

Contact
Nicole Mueller
804-774-1624

Study Details

The Staples Mill Road (Route 33) Small Area Plan (the study) will evaluate automobile, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian conditions along Staples Mill Road and other key streets near the Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station in Henrico County. The study will assess future travel projections, development patterns, and a concept developed by Henrico County and Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) for transit-oriented development surrounding the Amtrak Station.

The study vision is for Staples Mill Road to develop as a Complete Street that supports development and provides safe and comfortable travel for all uses and users of the roadway. It will generate a range of multimodal solutions to address the study goals and objectives and test their application and relevance through community input.

Study area map

Study fact sheet (información en ingles y español)

Benefits

The purpose of the study is to develop a series of short-, mid-, and long-term community-supported transportation solutions to provide safe and comfortable travel for all uses and users of the roadway. These conceptual transportation solutions may be eligible for funding resources, including the SMART SCALE program.

Staples Mill Road (Route 33) Small Area Plan study area map

Study Goals

  • Improve safety and comfort
  • Manage congestion
  • Support economic development
  • Foster community and environmental health
  • Reflect community character

The study is supported by a stakeholder group made up of representatives from Henrico County, City of Richmond, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

Stakeholder Group Meeting

A stakeholder meeting was held on March 23, 2022 to provide updates on data received so far. The study's next steps were also discussed. 

View a copy of presentation slides here

Online Public Meeting

A virtual public meeting was held on January 13, 2022 to provide an update on transportation issues and opportunities in the study area. The recorded webinar is available now.

An additional virtual public meeting was held on June 30, 2022. The recorded webinar is available here, along with the question and answer session here.

Let Us Know What You Think

The study team will engage the community through public meetings and surveys.

Resources

Click here to view the presentation for the January 13, 2022 virtual public meeting

Existing and Future No-Build Conditions Memorandum

a. Traffic Counts

b. Existing Traffic Conditions Analysis

c. Future No-Build Traffic Conditions Analysis

d. Crash Diagrams 

Phase 1 Public Engagement Report

Click here to view the presentation for the June 30, 2022 virtual public meeting.

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