VDOT schedules Nov. 8 citizen information meeting for West Main Street improvements in Waynesboro

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STAUNTON — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a citizen information meeting concerning corridor improvements to West Main Street (Route 250) in the city of Waynesboro.  The open house meeting will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, in Waynesboro City Council chambers at the Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building, 503 W. Main St., Waynesboro, VA 22980.

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 Jennifer Hoover, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA 24401-9029.

The purpose of this project is to improve operational safety for the West Main Street (Route 250) corridor in Waynesboro between Hopeman Parkway and the western city limits. This portion of West Main Street currently has two through-lanes in each direction and a two-way left-turn lane in the center of the roadway.

This project will replace the center turn lane with raised medians that allow left turns only at designated median openings. Most of the commercial access driveways and side streets will be restricted to right turns in and out. This will reduce crashes by restricting the amount of full access points onto West Main Street.

Multimodal improvements include a proposed sidewalk, crosswalks, ADA-compliant facilities, and traffic signal modifications. The project will be located within the city of Waynesboro, between the western city limits (near Lew Dewitt Boulevard) and Hopeman Parkway.

A Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) study of Route 250 in Waynesboro and Augusta County was completed in 2020. This segment of West Main Street was included in the study and recommended for operational and safety improvements.

This project complements a separately funded project for BRITE (Blue Ridge Intercity Transit Express) bus stops.

In 2021 West Main Street had an average traffic count of 18,300 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2048 the estimated daily traffic volume is 20,600 vehicles per day.

The total estimated cost of this project is $12,574,828 which includes $726,164 for preliminary engineering, $1,516,365 for right of way acquisition and utility relocation, and $10,332,299 for construction. This project was selected for funding under the SMART SCALE process for prioritizing transportation projects.

Additional information about the West Main Street project is found on the VDOT website

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.

The VDOT Staunton District is on Facebook and Twitter. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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