Richmond gets millions to repave city streets

Posted at 11:08 AM, Jun 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-21 14:48:40-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Richmond streets will get repaved and some Henrico and Chesterfield road projects will survive now that the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved $155 million in state funds. The money comes from the state’s Revenue Sharing Program, according to a statement from the governor’ office.

“Small towns to large urban areas are able to leverage state dollars to make critical transportation improvements in their communities, such as rebuilding roads and bridges, widening roads, installing new traffic signals and repaving roads,” Governor McDonnell said in the statement. “The Revenue Sharing program allows localities and the state to work together to invest transportation dollars where they are needed most.”

The $155 million in state matching funds is part of the nearly $560 million being spent to improve Virginia “roads, bridges, sidewalks, trails and traffic lights.”

Projects that will benefit from the money include:

  • Citywide repaving in Richmond
  • Adding turn lanes to Patrick Henry Rd. and Woodside Ln. in Hanover
  • Improving the Glenside and Gaskins Park and Ride facilities in Henrico
  • New sidewalks in some Chesterfield neighbors

Click here to see the entire list of road projects.