Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study
Est Completion Date
Lengths and Limits
Approximately forty miles between Ashland and Petersburg
Ashland, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, Petersburg, and Richmond
Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study Project Team
Richmond District Communications
VDOT initiated the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study to identify a preferred corridor for a multi-use trail that would extend between the Town of Ashland and the City of Petersburg, a distance of approximately 40 miles. The preferred corridor for a multi-use trail would be located within the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico, cities of Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Richmond, and the Town of Ashland. The Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study evaluated existing conditions and identified a corridor least impactful to environmental resources with feedback from state and federal agencies, affected localities, special interest groups, and the general public.
Final Study Report - Published February 4, 2020
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Section 3 - Agency/Stakeholder Coordination and Public Input
Section 4 - Corridor Options Development
Section 5 - Evaluation of Multi-Use Trail Corridors
Section 6 - Preliminary Evaluation of Multi-Use Trail Corridor Options
Section 7 - Detailed Evaluation of Retained Multi-Use Trail Corridor Options
Section 8 - Preferred Corridor
Section 9 - Preferred Corridor Conceptual Design
Appendix A - Location of Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Incidents
Appendix B - Public Comment Summary
Appendix C - Preferred Corridor Conceptual Design
C-1 - Segment Sketch Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5,
C-2 - Segment Typical Sections
C-4 - Segment Project Schedule
Appendix D - Preliminary Cost Estimate Methodology
Public Information Meetings and Virtual Presentation - September and October 2019
VDOT held two public information meetings on September 30 and October 1, 2019 on the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study to present the recommended preferred corridor.
View the September 30/October 1 2019 virtual meeting below:
Public Information Meeting and Survey Results - March 2019
VDOT held a public information meeting to introduce the study and solicit feedback on active transportation needs in the study area for the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study on March 26, 2019.
View the March 2019 virtual meeting below: