Archive for “Forest Hill Avenue”

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Prepare for delays on Forest Hill Ave starting Monday and lasting a long time

The bridge on Forest Hill Avenue above Reedy Creek near Crossroads needs some work and that work is starting on Monday. The work will take place from 4/22/13 to 1/15/14. One lane of the 3 lanes will be permanently closed for the duration of the project. The lane closure is necessary to make the structural repairs […]

City Revealed Latest Forest Hill Ave. Widening Plans Last Night

In the first public meeting in close to a year the city showed off the latest plans for improving safety on Forest Hill Avenue last night. Once they update the Forest Hill Avenue Project website I hope to have more to show you but for now there is this story on RTD. If you went […]

Richmond Food Co-Op membership drive tonight

From the Press Release. The Richmond Food Cooperative, a member-owned, full-service grocery store, launched its membership campaign today (1/29). The Co-op will source local and sustainable produce, while also offering a full array of household goods. It will be open for shopping to the public, but members will receive a discounted price on their groceries

Forest Hill Ave. detour causing problems

I headed up to D.C. early on Saturday and got back very, very late. As a result of my excursion I didn’t even know until this afternoon that Forest Hill Ave. has a detour set up in both directions at the 4400 block. From reports on Facebook, around midnight on Friday a drunk driver hit […]

Safer parking and reduced membership cost courtesy of Westover Hills Merchants Association

An update from the Westover Hills Merchants’ Association: The Westover Hills Merchants’ Association and the Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering Division have collaborated to identify and improve parking along Forest Hill Avenue in the merchants’ corridor. Parking along the 4900 block of Forest Hill Avenue westbound has been legal, but unsafe, because the parking […]

People Robbed on Jahnke and Copper Pipes Stolen on Forest Hill

From the daily crime report; 3rd Precinct - ROBBERY/ABDUCTION (X2) 12/7/11 6:25 p.m. - 6300 block of Jahnke Road A male and female reported they were held against their will and robbed at gunpoint by an unknown male. 3rd Precinct -BURGLARY 12/3/11 – 12/7/11 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. -5800 block of Forest Hill Avenue An unknown […]

Car Takes Out Crosswalk Beacon

At approximately 10:20 this morning (11/23) a car heading south on Forrest Hill Ave. swerved to miss a car taking a left on 43rd Street and wiped out one the brand new solar powered crosswalks. The car doing the damage to the crosswalk, stopped, checked the damage, jumped back in her car and fled the […]

Crosswalk This Way

The details on the upcoming crosswalk improvements came to me  from Phil Licking of the Forest Hill Neighborhood Association.

Cyclist Hit & Run by Truck

Police Report with additional information.

Forest Hill Avenue Gas Project to Continue Into August

The gas line replacement project along Forest Hill Avenue is going to take quite a bit longer than we were originally told by DPU. Below is a section of the first press release; The project is expected to take approximately 60 days. The work started on February 1st. I’m no math genius but adding 60 […]

Robbery and Quick Arrest Made on Forest Hill Ave.

From RTD; Richmond police Capt. Paul Kiniry said Aaron Gary, 20, and Devin Wyklle, 18, were arrested by 3rd Precinct officers who were patrolling the Forest Hill area when a man was robbed at knifepoint at 9:39 p.m.

Construction on Forest Hill Ave. Near Target

This one snuck up on me. Didn’t even know it was about to happen. Luckily there are people that make a living dealing with the news.

Burglary 4000 Block of Forest Hill Ave.

From the Daily Crime Report; 3rd Precinct BURGLARY 2/7/11 - 12:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole several items.

Clarification on Forest Hill Ave. Closure

Weather permitting, it begins tomorrow for about 60 days. Only the westbound lanes will be closed. Lanes will be closed from 8:30 – 4:00 (the press release says 7:30 but I’m going by the big sign on Forest Hill Avenue). Westbound buses will operate as normal, with a flashing police escort. Eastbound traffic and buses will […]

Parts of Forest Hill Ave to be Closed for 2 Months

DPU Press Release; Beginning Tues. Feb. 1, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, the city of Richmond Department of Public Utilities will be renewing cast iron natural gas mains in the west bound lane of Forest Hill Avenue from Roanoke Street to 47th Street. This section of Forest Hill Avenue will be closed […]

Trees Coming to our Hood

Crews are planting 23 new trees along Westover Hills Boulevard from New Kent Road to Forest Hill Avenue. The plants are managed by the Urban Forestry Division of Public Works and are part of Mayor Dwight C. Jones tree planting program. The trees are a mixture of Fruitless Sweetgum, Ginkgo, and Chinese Elm. Although there […]

To Walk or Ride That is the Question

Phil at James River News Hub points out that Nickel Bridge has signs posting that it is against the law to ride your bike across the bridge but that law is mostly ignored. Related to this subject are the latest plans for the Forest Hill Avenue widening, that include a 5′ bike lane and an […]

Police Release Video of McDonald’s Robbery

Second video after the break. From the RPD; McDonald’s Robbery Suspects Wanted Richmond Police needs the public’s help identifying and locating the two men responsible for last week’s armed robbery of the McDonald’s at 6801 Forest Hill Ave.

Shotgun Armed Robbers Hit McDonald’s

From RTD; Shotgun-toting robbers struck again this morning at a McDonald’s in South Richmond. No injuries were reported in the latest heist at the restaurant in the 6800 block of Forest Hill Avenue, a frequent target of robbers. Today’s robbery was reported at 6:06 a.m. (12/14) and involved two black males, according to witnesses. They […]

Carjacking on Forest Hill Ave. Arrests Made

I missed this earlier but a reader (thanks Marsha) clued me in. From RTD; Four people were taken into custody this morning after Richmond police spotted a vehicle that had been stolen in a carjacking and pursued it from downtown to South Richmond. No injuries were reported in the carjacking or the pursuit, which police […]

Forest Hill Avenue Improvement Meeting Summary

More than 100 people attended the Forest Hill Widening public meeting last night, to see proposed plans and to voice opinions over design choices. There appeared to be consensus that the problem is traffic volume (more than 27,000 trips daily, expected to grow to 40,000), and there appeared to be consensus that the priority of […]

NBC 12 on Forest Hill Ave. Widening Project

Meeting Details Richmond Traffic Planners want to hear your thoughts about a widening of Forest Hill Avenue from Powhite Parkway to Hathaway Road. When: Wednesday, November 10th 6:30 Charts and Displays Up 7 pm Meeting begins. Where: St. Luke Lutheran Church 7757 Chippenham Parkway Engineers will present drawings and charts of the proposal for the […]

Forest Hill Avenue Cleanup

The badly overgrown and unkempt vacant lot at 4930 Forest Hill Avenue is getting a new look. At one point it was going to be a mixed use development but that has fallen to the wayside. As a result of an agreement brokered by Council President Graziano, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities […]

Some Bike Thoughts on FH Ave. Project

I was forwarded an email that takes a look at the proposed Forest Hill Ave construction project from the view of cyclists. The letter was written by Champe Burnley President of the Virginia Bicycling Federation to Kevin Newcomb of the Department of Public Works. The letter is on the long side but well worth the […]

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