January 15, 2019
Big Changes Underway for Chesterfield County’s Robious Road
By: Kevin O’Meara
Big changes are underway in Chesterfield County along the busy Robious Road corridor! Timmons Group has been managing the design and construction of approximately 4,000 feet of widening of Robious Road, just west of James River High School. The project widens Robious Road from two to four lanes – widening starts at the James River High School, west to the Chesterfield / Powhatan County line.
Timmons Group has actively coordinated with VDOT as VDOT widens Robious Road from the Powhatan County line west to Virginia Route 288. The two projects, with a completion set for spring 2019, will provide two lanes in both directions all the way from VA Route 288 to US Route 60 (Midlothian Turnpike).
Chesterfield’s outdoor-active community will be happy to know that in addition to the lane widening, bicycle lanes and sidewalks are being added or upgraded throughout the project limits. Due to high traffic volumes and requests from local citizens, a traffic signal has been installed at the intersection of Robious Road and Riverdowns North / Riverdowns South. The intersection improvements provide signalization for both vehicles and pedestrians, with lighting having been added for pedestrian safety.
Due to VDOT’s access management regulations, directional median islands are being installed at the intersection of Robious Road and Lenox Forest Drive / Kings Farm Drive. The median islands will restrict left turns out of each of the respective side streets. However, motorists from each subdivision will now navigate to the Riverdowns access points to make protected (signalized) left turns onto Robious Road.
Timmons Group is excited to have partnered with Chesterfield County Transportation to deliver this project to the County!