Give input on Route 11/Park Boulevard (Town of Marion) Pipeline Study

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking feedback on a transportation study assessing potential safety improvements for the U.S. Route 11 / Park Boulevard corridor in Marion.

MARION—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking feedback on a transportation study assessing potential safety improvements for the U.S. Route 11 / Park Boulevard corridor in the Town of Marion.

The survey is part of a study that began this year. Elements of the study include improving roadway safety, reducing traffic congestion, and enhancing accessibility/connectivity for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit needs.

VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more and take an online survey through July 3. Community input received through this survey will help the study team identify existing issues along the study corridor and develop recommendations for potential improvements that will be evaluated and presented during the next phase of the study, which will include another opportunity for public comment.

The survey, which has a translation tool for other languages, is available at  https://publicinput.com/br-23-07. Comments can also be sent to bristolinfo@vdot.virginia.gov, referencing “U.S. Route 11 / Park Boulevard Marion Study” in the email subject line or to Mr. Blake Ailor, Bristol District Planner, Virginia Department of Transportation, 2111 Bonham Road, Bristol, Virginia 24201.

This study is being conducted as part of the Project Pipeline program, which was created by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). Project Pipeline is a performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. Project Pipeline is led by Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), in collaboration with VDOT and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

The goal is to target improvements for the U.S. Route 11 / Park Boulevard corridor in the Town of Marion that minimize community impacts and address priority needs in a cost-effective way. This study is expected to be complete in summer 2024; it does not set construction dates for any improvements. The final plan will provide a multimodal investment strategy that can be used to seek and secure funding through programs including Smart Scale, revenue sharing, interstate funding, and others.

VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT Civil Rights at MaryAnn.Altum@vdot.virginia.gov.

For additional information, or if you require special assistance, contact Mr. Ailor or VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) or device for hearing impaired (TTY) at 711.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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