Meeting on Forest Hill Avenue project Wednesday

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - You can speak up about Richmond's plan to fix-up a small stretch of Forest Hill Avenue Wednesday night.

The section the City is focusing on is Forest Hill Avenue near the Powhite Parkway down to Hathaway, in the Stratford Hills area.

That spot is busy during morning and afternoon rush hour so, at a price tag of more than $10 million, the plan to spruce things up calls for widening the road to five lanes, adding a median, and putting in bike lanes and sidewalks.

The project would take more than a year to complete. We spoke with people that live along Forest Hill Avenue; they say that part of the road is dangerous, and they want something to be done.

Wednesday's meeting is at 7 pm at the St. Luke Lutheran Church on Chippenham Parkway.  If you get there a little early, starting at 6:30pm you can look over the charts and maps of the plan.

The City is targeting this area that's less than a mile long because over a three year period, there were more than 200 crashes along on this particular stretch of road.

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