VDOT will hold a public information meeting to share results from a recent study to determine whether cost-effective improvements can be made to the existing two mile stretch of Springfield Road (Route 157) between Nuckols Road and Staples Mill Road (Route 33) in Henrico County to improve safety and reduce congestion or if a new, alternate roadway should be constructed.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Glen Allen High School auditorium, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060Click Here....
Dear Mr. Melancon:
I received your voicemail this morning in reference to Springfield Road.
Springfield Road was originally conceived in the mid-1970s as a four lane roadway. It is listed as a major collector on the County’s Major Thoroughfare Plan and is an important component of the plan. It will enhance access and traffic movement in this portion of the County. It has been on the Thoroughfare Plan since 1974.
Every development adjacent to this corridor was planned with Springfield Road in mind. Subdivisions, including Springcreek, Claytonshire, Linsey Lakes, Eddleton Estates, Elinor Springs, and Milbrooke dedicated right-of-way for the relocation so that no subdivision would be divided, to minimize construction activities on existing properties in the future, and to improve the safety of the Springfield Road Corridor. The same process was used on the portion of Springfield Road near Nuckols Road where the developers dedicated right-of-way for the road widening.
Any construction of Springfield Road will be performed by the Virginia Department of Transportation. They are required to hold a Public Hearing to get citizen input for the construction of the roadway. They are currently seeking funding to begin design of the roadway, however, we do not know when they will begin to start the Public Information process, nor do we know when they will have funding to proceed with construction. The project is estimated to cost $22M and a funding source for the balance of $20M has not been identified in the current draft VDOT Six Year Improvement Plan.
Based on the growth of the County, Springfield Road will serve as an important roadway within this area. It will provide relieve to the very curvy and narrow portion of Springfield Road that exists today.
We have also requested that VDOT review the intersection of Springfield Road and Francistown Road to determine if a traffic signal or any other change in traffic control is warranted at this time. They are in the process of reviewing that now.
Tim Foster, P.E.
Director of Public Works
County of Henrico - Department of Public Works
P.O. Box 90775 Henrico, VA 23273-0775
20 Years Ago VDOT along with the County Of Henrico developed a "Plan Of Development"
The County saw a need to realign this roadway due to increased development. It didn't happen......we will address what happend and why this vital roadway has not been completed.
Just like "In Search Of" back in
the 70's this web site will be "In Search Of" the facts and issues as
to why this has not been completed.
We now have over 2,000 homes, Echo Lake Elementary School, Hungary Creek Middle and a New High School opening up in 2010. The question needs to be asked. Can this road handle the increased traffic that will pass everyday on this poorly designed road?
Dear Ms. Ellis and Mr. Ridder:
I am forwarding an e-mail message
sent to the County Manager regarding
the schedule for major road work
on Springfield Road (Route 157).
Since Springfield Road is a VDOT
maintained roadway, I would request
that you respond directly to
Mr. Melancon and copy Mr. Hazelett,
Mr. Priestas and me.
Thank you for your help.
Robert K. Pinkerton, P.E.
Deputy County Manager for
Community Operations County