VDOT seeking input on two planning studies in Frederick County

Take survey June 29 through July 21; More at vaprojectpipeline.org

Graphic showing areas in Frederick County under study for possible transportation improvements
Two Frederick County studies

STAUNTON — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking feedback on two transportation studies assessing potential improvements in Frederick County. These studies are part of Project Pipeline, which is a performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. Through this planning process, projects and solutions may be considered for funding through programs, including SMART SCALE, revenue sharing, interstate funding and others.

On Route 277 at the I-81 Exit 307 Interchange the study will address potential transportation safety, operations, and multimodal/accessibility improvements between US Route 11 (Main Street) and Route 1085 (Stickley Drive). This portion of Route 277 has locations in need of safety improvement, as well as identified operational issues during peak hour periods. The interchange area will be studied to determine key safety hot spots or patterns, as well as assess traffic delays and queues to develop possible alternatives. Innovative intersections and interchange configurations, as well as multimodal/accessibility improvements may be considered to accommodate future growth.  The Route 277 study survey can be accessed at this link:

https://vaprojectpipeline.org/studies/staunton/st-23-08.asp

On Route 50 between Route 751 (Gore Road) and Route 608 (Wardensville Grade) the study will identify alternatives and improvements to address safety. This corridor has several very high safety need segments and has seen multiple fatal crashes over recent time periods. Additionally, there are several crossover locations and concerns with speeding that will be analyzed. Capacity Preservation is a very high need, therefore, safety improvements will consider ways to preserve the long-term operational characteristics of the corridor. The Route 50 study survey can be accessed at this link:

https://vaprojectpipeline.org/studies/staunton/st-23-09.asp

Both surveys will be available from June 29 to July 21, 2023. VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more and take the surveys. Community input received through both surveys 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 surveys include a language translation tool.

Comments can also be sent to brad.reed@vdot.virginia.gov or to Brad Reed, Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA  24401-9029.

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).       

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

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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