HOLMBERG: Hallelujah! VDOT is landscaping Richmond gateways!

Encouraging that the City is giving more thought to the landscaping around town!


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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Perhaps you’ve seen it during your busy commutes.

A small army of landscapers, giving orders to a battalion of crepe myrtles marching in neat lines, backed up by a spidery sea of fierce liriope and fronted by a brave Carissa holly and optimistic landscape roses.

Thousands of plants. Tons of topsoil blended with compost and topped with steaming mulch.

It’s all part of the Interstate 95, I-64, Fifth Street connector gateway project by VDOT. Also well underway is a total makeover of the
Nine Mile Road ramps to I-64, with big firs and lots of other flora.

Still to come, the Belvidere and Broad Street ramps, all beautified as part of an approximate $1.5 million greening of some of the ugliest arteries in the state.

For generations, Richmond’s curb appeal has been the pits.

Folks driving through the state capital see (and smell)…

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