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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Chesterfield Announces $25 Million Otterdale Road Improvement Project

Otterdale Road Drainage Improvement Project

Chesterfield Department of Transportation 

May 12, 2021 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield Transportation Department is moving forward with a $25 million improvement project to address several drainage crossings along Otterdale Road that routinely flood during heavy rainfall events.  

A virtual meeting about the project is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. Registration for the virtual meeting is required by clicking here

Following the virtual meeting, a live-streamed panelist discussion from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25 will be available to view on the county’s YouTube channel, Facebook Live, Verizon channel 28 and Comcast channel 98. Questions can only be asked via Facebook Live.  There is also an in-person option for the May 25 meeting at the Chesterfield County Public Meeting Room at 10001 Iron Bridge Road. Capacity is extremely limited, and registration is first-come, first served. To register to attend in-person, email Please note the same information will be provided at both meetings.

Plans call for the three bridges crossing the Otterdale Branch, Horsepen and Blackman creeks along Otterdale Road to be replaced with bridges to reduce frequent flooding. Parts of the roadway leading up to new bridges will also be raised about 8 feet. 

Construction is slated to begin in January 2022 and take up to two years to complete.

Each crossing will be constructed separately and sequentially under complete road closure, and detours for affected residents and businesses are being planned. 

Maryland-based engineering firm JMT, who maintains its metro Richmond office in Chesterfield, is handling the engineering work for the future improvements; while the county is currently undergoing a two-stage, qualification-based procurement process to select the general contractor. 

For more information and updates on the pending project, visit the Otterdale Road Improvement website.

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