Goochland County is pleased to share that the Divergent Diamond Interchange at Ashland Road (Route 623) is now officially fully funded through Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Smart Scale program as part of VDOT’s Six Year Improvement Plan that was adopted at the June 21st, 2023, Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) meeting. The County would like to thank CTB member Carlos M. Brown, Secretary of Transportation W. Sheppard Miller, III, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick, and VDOT staff for their support of this project.
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-2029 Six Year Improvement Plan approved by the CTB, contains $42.2 million funding for the overall $76 million Ashland Road project. Remaining funding for the project has already been funded from Central Virginia Transportation Authority (CVTA) regional transportation funds. The County would like to thank our partners at CVTA and neighboring localities for their support of this project as well.
The interchange of Ashland Road and Interstate-64 (I-64) has been identified as the top county transportation priority. It was analyzed to determine the best solution for the interchange, and a Divergent Diamond Interchange was determined to satisfy traffic needs for many years into the future. This interchange design will accommodate the current demands on Ashland Road as well as the planned growth along the corridor. The current scope of the project is to widen Ashland Road to four lanes around the interchange and build a second bridge next to the existing bridge over I-64. Through this project, residents and businesses in Goochland, Hanover and Henrico counties will benefit from improved traffic flow, including 200 existing businesses in this corridor. These improvements will also open existing property for new economic development opportunities.
In addition to funding for the Ashland Road project, the approved FY 2024-2029 Six-Year Improvement Plan contains funding for four other transportation projects in Goochland County including I-64 Ashland Road Park & Ride Lot Relocation, Oilville Road I-64 Interchange Improvement, Fairground Road Extension, and Hockett Road Intersection Improvements.
For more information about this, and the County's other Transportation projects, please visit: https://www.goochlandva.us/1243/Transportation-Projects.