The Virginia Department of Transportation will accept comments on the proposed Fall Line Trail through November 30, 2022. You can make your comments to VDOT in any of the following ways:
Attn: Roy Soto
c/o Fall Line Trail Public Hearing
2430 Pine Forest Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Comments should reference “Fall Line Trail – Northern Section Design Public Hearing” in the subject line.
The Fall Line Trail is a planned 43-mile multi-use trail extending from the Town of Ashland to the City of Petersburg, crossing through seven localities. The proposed project includes the development of 4.8 miles of a shared-use path that will connect the proposed Longdale section of the Fall Line Trail in Henrico County to the existing Trolley Line Trail in the Town of Ashland, following along the historic Richmond-Ashland Trolley Line corridor.
The Fall Line Trail – Northern Section design, which includes the crossing of the Chickahominy River, has been developed following two Location Public Hearings that were held in May 2022. The planned improvements include the development of a ten-foot-wide shared use path with two-foot graded shoulders on each side.
VDOT is overseeing the development of the trail in Hanover and presented the conceptual design at a Design Public Hearing at Elmont Elementary School on November 15, 2022.
Funding for the $17.5 million section through Hanover and a portion of Henrico is through Central Virginia Transportation Authority (CVTA) regional funding and state SMART SCALE funding – no County funding is being used.
Construction of the northern Fall Line Trail section remains on-schedule to be bid by the end of the year, with construction expected to start in the Summer 2023 and be completed in 2025.
Additional information about the project is available on-line at: https://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/fall-line-trail.asp and https://www.falllineva.org/.