Colonial Heights October 2019 Update

Included in this update:

New Traffic Signal Project

The Conduit and Ellerslie intersection project consists of new traffic signals, pedestrian travel upgrades and roadway improvements. The new traffic signal equipment will include mast arms and poles, battery backup, emergency vehicle pre-emption, and updated controller and induction loops. The project will also address pedestrian crossing safety for students, library users and neighbor residents to include LED signalization and upgraded handicap curb ramps. Roadway improvements will include paving operations within the intersection and approaches on Yacht Basin Drive, Ellerslie Avenue, and both approaches on Conduit Road.

The project was funded through a 50/50 split between local funds and state funding through VDOT’s Revenue Sharing Program. The project is scheduled to be completed by November 2019.

Keeping Traffic Flowing during the paving process.

The Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study

Click here to review the study process.

What is the purpose of the trail study?

The purpose of the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study is to identify a preferred multi-use trail corridor that will enhance the active transportation network and connect people and places across the Richmond region, consistent with state, regional, and local transportation planning initiatives. Following the March 2019 Public Involvement Meeting, VDOT has completed development and evaluation of the multi-use trail corridor options and presented a recommendation for a preferred corridor option to the Stakeholder Technical Advisory Group (STAG) and environmental agencies involved in the study. The preferred corridor has been refined in coordination with participating STAG members and environmental agencies and represents the least impactful options to environmental resources, with consideration given to cost and feasibility of implementation. When complete, the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study will also identify independent/stand alone projects along the preferred corridor, which is intended to inform development of future active transportation projects in the Richmond region.

Tri-Cities Baseball coming to Shepherd Stadium

Team Name Competition

We want to say THANK YOU to everyone who voted for a team name. We cannot wait to reveal the name of the newest Coastal Plain League team coming to Colonial Heights in May 2020.

"Shepherd Stadium had to be our home from the beginning. The history and love of baseball in the community is unmatched, and the City of Colonial Heights is professional and driven to see businesses succeed."

Click here to learn more about Tri-Cities Baseball!

"We couldn’t be more excited for the people of Colonial Heights, the entire Tri-Cities and beyond. With your help, we have the opportunity to create something fun, entertaining and truly unique that will make Shepherd Stadium the place to be each and every summer. Imagine walking through the gates, grabbing some great food and a cold drink and kicking back to watch some of the region’s most talented collegiate athletes. To me, there’s no better way to spend a summer night. Now, let’s stop imagining and start building." Chris Martin, CBE Co-Founder.


The new H&M store opened on On October 3rd in the Southpark Mall. The store is 20,000-square-feet, and carries clothing for ladies, men and teens, and the H&M Kids collection for newborns to 14-year-olds. 

“H&M has experienced a warm welcome from customers and fans in Virginia and is happy to continue to expand its store and employee count in the state,” said a company press release about the new store.

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