New section of John Rolfe Parkway opening

Written by Deon Guillory – bio | email
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HENRICO COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - Drivers can expect a change in their traffic patterns when a section of a popular short pump road opens Wednesday.   The brand new part of John Rolfe Parkway will open at 9am.

The road designed to reduce traffic may actually create more of it on Wednesday -- that's because a whole new traffic pattern will be created and that could slow you down.

Crews will have to move barricades, paint lines and have police make sure you know where you're going.

County leaders say if you can, try to avoid the Church and Pump Roads intersection while crews make the transition. They say wait until Thursday to drive through and see what the new road looks like.

We want to make it clear that it is okay to drive in this area Wednesday, but we just want you to be aware of the work that will take place and it could slow you down.

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