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Petersburg breaks ground on new Park and Ride Facility

Posted at 4:04 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 16:04:48-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- The city of Petersburg hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for a new park and ride facility that aims to increase travel accessibility throughout the Tri-Cities.

The project is funded entirely through the Commonwealth's Smart Scale, a prioritization process focused on investing limited tax dollars into "the best projects that meet the most critical transportation needs for Virginians."

The new park and ride facility will cover 76,500 square feet and will have up to 215 parking spaces. The park and ride will be located next to the current Petersburg Area Transit Station.

Construction is slated to begin in December 2020 with an estimated completion date in 2023.