Toano Area

Drainage & Roadway Improvements - October 2021

Scope of Work

This project involves bicycle, pedestrian and drainage improvements on Richmond Road beginning at Forge Road and ending just before Toano Middle School for a total length of 0.48 miles. Improvements include the addition of a landscaped median with pedestrian refuges, sidewalk and ADA ramp improvements, crosswalks, striped bike lanes on each side of the road and storm drainage improvements. The project addresses inadequate drainage (PDF) by the installation of a parallel drainage system and additional inlets to drain existing isolated low points. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) revenue sharing funds will be received in July 2018 to help fund the project.

Stormwater and Streetscape Improvements Map


  • Complete engineering design – Fall 2021
  • Bid project – Winter 2021/2022
  • Initiate construction – Spring 2022
  • Project completion – Spring 2023


  • Estimated Budget – $1,659,391 (Fall 2018)
  • Budget Estimate update  $1,699,398 (June 2021)
  • Budget Estimate update   $2,199,832 (Sept. 2021)
  • A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (final design contract) – $98,156
  • Contract payments and percent completed (final design contract) – $90,230 (91%)


  • Community meeting held Aug. 2, 2018
  • VDOT revenue share agreement completed
  • 90% Plans submitted for comments
  • 100% Plans submitted for comments

Next Steps

  • Complete final design based on comments from agencies
  • Acquire easements as required
  • Advertise project for bidding
  • Award project
  • Construction

Project Issues

  • Delays caused by funding questions related to the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Delays in receiving VDOT reviews of submittals