VDOT schedules March 15 public hearing for pedestrian access improvements to route 11 in Lexington

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning pedestrian access improvements to North Main Street (Route 11) in the city of Lexington

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STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning pedestrian access improvements to North Main Street (Route 11) in the city of Lexington. The meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Virginia Horse Center, 487 Maury River Road, Lexington, Virginia 24450.

Citizens can come in during the meeting hours and discuss the project on a one-on-one basis with VDOT officials and designers. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting or within 10 days after the meeting date to Mr. Tim Gregory, P.E., Project Manager. Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA 24401-9029. Oral comments can be recorded at the meeting with the assistance of a court reporter.

The Route 11 project in the city of Lexington will improve pedestrian and bicycle accommodations from the intersection with Massie Street to the Intersection with Hook Lane.
The existing sidewalk on the southeast side of the Route 11 will be widened by five feet to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On-street parking will be removed and replaced with 4-foot-wide bicycle lanes going both directions.

This section of roadway serves as the city’s northern gateway, passing through the campus of Virginia Military Institute, and conveying users to downtown Lexington. The improvements will convey people traveling on the Chessie Trail, which is part of the larger Bushy Hills to the Blue Ridge Parkway trail network, safely into downtown Lexington.

In 2022 North Main Street had an average traffic volume of 8,300 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2044 the estimated traffic volume is 11,000 vehicles per day.

The total estimated cost of this project is $3,680,255 which includes $376,447 for preliminary engineering, $286,000 for right of way and $3,017,808 for construction. This project received funding from Virginia’s SMART SCALE program for prioritizing transportation improvements.

Additional information can be found on the Route 11 Pedestrian Access Improvements page.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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