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Meeting this Thursday on proposed roundabout at Laburnum and I-95

An attempt to ease traffic woes for part of Laburnum Avenue are in the works.

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VDOT is looking for feedback on a proposed roundabout that would seek to ease traffic problems with driver accessing I-95 from Laburnum. There will be a meeting held this Thursday at Linwood Holton. If you can’t make the meeting but have something you want to say you have until December 17th to submit comments by mail to VDOT Richmond District, 2430 Pine Forest Drive, Colonial Heights, VA 23834.

Project Description
The primary purpose of this project is to improve traffic flow through the area during peak travel times, eliminate prolonged periods of delay and improve safety within the project limits.

Some of the major improvements proposed for this project are:

  • Replace the existing intersection of Laburnum Avenue and Interstate 195 south with a roundabout.
  • Construct a separate left turn lane at Interstate 195 north and Laburnum Avenue.
  • Construct a single travel lane between the two intersections.

A public information meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at Linwood Holton Elementary School – Gymnasium, 1600 W. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23227. A meeting brochure is available.

Proposed Begin Date: Late 2020
Est Completion Date: Mid-2021
Cost: $2.4 million

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Mass Vaccination Site at Richmond Raceway Reopens Today

If you qualify for a booster, or have not yet been vaccinated, you can schedule an appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877 VAX-IN-VA. Officials said walk-ins are also welcomed.

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The Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Raceway will resume COVID-19 vaccine operations Tuesday, Oct. 12 and will operate Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

If you qualify for a booster, or have not yet been vaccinated, you can schedule an appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877 VAX-IN-VA. Officials said walk-ins are also welcomed.

More from Vaccinate Virginia on who is eligible for the booster.

Certain groups are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster, if they received the Pfizer vaccine and if it’s been 6 months or more since their last shot.

We recommend these groups receive a booster this fall:

  • Ages 65 and older
  • Residents in a long-term care setting
  • Ages 50-64 with an underlying medical condition.

In addition, these groups may also benefit from a booster this fall:

  • Ages 18-49 with an underlying medical condition
  • Ages 18-64 with an increased risk COVID-19 because of where they work or live.

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Today is Last Day to Register to Vote in 2021 General Election

Make sure your voice is heard and register to vote today.

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Register to vote, update your current Virginia voter registration, apply to vote absentee by mail, or view your polling place, election district, absentee ballot status, and voting history at the Department of Virginia Elections website.

Don’t forget that this election if voting by absentee you’ll need a witness signature.

In 2020 at total of 5,975,696 people were registered to vote an increase of 6.18% from the previous year. Of those 5.9 million, 4,486,841 or 75.08% actually voted. The population of Virginia is around 8,536,000.

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Walk-up Free Vaccination Events for this Week

In Virginia there have been a reported 869K cases of Covid and 12,806 deaths. That’s more deaths than the population of Poquoson.

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