Community meeting on future of Forest Hill Ave.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Dozens of people showed up to learn more about the future of Forest Hill Avenue in South Richmond.

The city's Department of Public Works held this public meeting Thursday night at St. Luke Lutheran Church.

It showed off plans for widening Forest Hill Avenue between Hathaway Road and the Powhite Parkway.

More than 2,600 cars travel along this stretch of road daily. There are no stop lights or stop signs. That's something that could soon change.

"We need sidewalks. It's a unique little track of road. Some people call it a mini NASCAR track. The only difference is it's just straight," Sharon North of the Richmond City Department of Public Works.

The project is still in the planning stages, but is expected to get underway soon. It will take about a year to complete.

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