The Chesterfield Transportation Department at this time of year never quite knows how much funding they will have for future projects. But they have a wish list.
To analyze how the public feels on the various transportation issues the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will be holding a meeting to get input for projects planned for the the coming years, typically called a six-year plan, on November 15, at the VDOT Central Office Auditorium.
The CTB is releasing the draft six-year plan in the spring.
Chesterfield’s transportation department is interested in moving the Route 360 Commuter Bus, currently number 21 on the list to priority number 14 and revising it to include Chesterfield Express; delete projects under construction – in the northwest of the county and deleting the North/South Freeway (from the planned East/West Freeway to I-85) in anticipation of Thoroughfare Plan update of the new comprehensive plan.
The board was asked last week to approve a draft letter, which includes a request for funding for the Route 360/Commonwealth Center and Chesterfield Express bus routes, but not including the Petersburg – Richmond Express bus route canceled this year.
The Secondary Road Six-Year Program will be presented in the spring for the Board’s consideration.
PRIORITY PROJECT DESCRIPTION (six-year plan) IN MILLIONS STATUS AND FUNDING
ORDERED BY PRIORITY – not all projects will be funded
A. Powhite Pkwy Ext, Charter Colony Pkwy., Route 360 $4.0
B. East/West, Route 360, I-95 $9.0
** Requested traffic signal locations (Long Term Obligations) cost in millions
Included in the project list is a number of sidewalk projects including Wilton Dr. from Cliff Lawn Rd. to Jefferson Davis Hwy; Cogbill Road, Howell Drive to Meadowbrook High School and Salem Church Road, Sara Kay Dr. to School Complex Sidewalk. Pedestrian upgrades are also proposed for intersects in Chester Village.