County considering options for Nash Road extension County considering options for Nash Road extension
Three options are on the table for extending Nash Road from Beach Road to Route 10. The Chesterfield County Transportation Department is considering the... County considering options for Nash Road extension

Three options are on the table for extending Nash Road from Beach Road to Route 10.

The Chesterfield County Transportation Department is considering the options to relieve congestion, specifically left turns, from Beach Road onto Route 10 from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays.

County transportation director Jesse W. Smith said the county looked at widening Beach Road and concluded that would not remedy the problem.

An informal community session was held Monday at the county’s Community Development Building. The county will be taking public comment on the three options. All of them are located west of Beach Road and involve building a bridge over Swift Creek.

The estimated project cost – which will include building 0.8 mile of road – is $19 million, but Smith said that likely will increase. The county would need to purchase land from four parties for the westernmost option and from seven parties for the other two.

A draft environmental document should be complete sometime in the fall, he said, adding that construction is expected to be finished by spring 2021.

The county has $9.7 million set aside for the project and nearly half of the funds are from the state. Smith said the county plans to apply for additional funding from the state Smart Scale program.

More information can be found at chesterfield.gov/roadprojects.