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Porta Johns will be added to Virginia Capital Trail

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 17:12:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The number one complaint among cyclists, runners, and walkers who use the Virginia Capital Trail will soon be addressed.

Five new Porta Johns will be added along a 13-mile stretch between the Four Mile Creek Trailhead in eastern Henrico and the Herring Creek Trailhead in Charles City County, according to Virginia Capital Trail Foundation Executive Director Beth Weisbrod.

“We knew when the trail was done that there were large gaps in the facilities,” Weisbrod said. “We want to give trail users what they need.”

Installation is scheduled for next week.

Weisbrod said the lack of places to take a bathroom break was by far the one complaint her office has heard the most since the trail fully opened late last year.

S.B. Cox, Inc. donated the new Porta Johns and will be in charge of maintaining them for the next year.

“This is a great example of the business community supporting the greater community,” Weisbrod said.

The Porta Johns are not the only new addition coming to the Virginia Capital Trail.

Expect to see bike racks, fix-it stations, benches, rain shelters, and trail rules signs popping up over the next few weeks.

The Virginia Capital Trail stretches 55 miles between downtown Richmond and Jamestown.