Virginia Capital Trail completion scheduled for October

06/09/2015 7:37 AM by

After years of anticipation, a counter on the Virginia Capital Trail site puts official completion of the 52 mile trail at 114 days out (October 1). When finished, the bicycle/pedestrian trail will “connect the Commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 corridor.”

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While the section of trail west from Great Shiplock Park to the Canal Walk has been in use for some time, work on the rest of the Richmond section of the trail has been a relatively recent phenomena. The section of trail between Rocketts Landing and the river was paved this past month, though the blacktop ends just to the east. The rough outline of the trail has been cut through the woods to where the Varina section will come through.

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There is still no connection between Great Shiplock Park and Intermediate Terminal. The lot slated for the Echo Harbour development is fenced of from the river to Dock Street. This section of the trail is to be privately financed and was earlier slated to be completed in 2014. The most recent newsletter from the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation says that Dock Street will have a temporary trail section in place by July.

The closest open section of the Virginia Capital Trail is the 7.3 miles of the Charles City Courthouse section, and the adjoining 13 miles of the Sherwood Forest section, the 4.8 miles of the Chickahominy Riverfront section, and the 2.4 miles of the Greensprings section at the trail’s eastern half.

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Charles City County section of Virginia Capital Trail

Charles City County section of Virginia Capital Trail

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