Light rail could be coming to Chesterfield

By Gene Petriello - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Driving to work or school can be a traffic nightmare, but if you live in Chesterfield County there soon may be some relief.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Chesterfield County is looking at adding a light rail transportation system in the future.

The light rail system, if approved, would be built along Hull Street Road, Midlothian Turnpike and Jefferson Davis Highway.

Of course, this would be a big project to start up and one of the biggest issues facing the county is funding.

The county projects it would cost $6 million to $12 million per mile just to improve the current infrastructure.

And then another $2 million to $4 million for each train car.

The paper also says the county is looking at other ways to lessen traffic, including a county-wide bus service.

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