VDOT seeking public input for corridor study of Route 50 In Frederick County and City of Winchester

Staunton District

Map showing study area along Route 50 near Winchester city limits
Route 50 study area near Winchester city limits

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking public comment regarding transportation issues on the US-50 corridor (Northwestern Turnpike/Amherst Street) between the VDOT Area Headquarters entrance in Frederick County and the intersection of Keating Drive in the City of Winchester. VDOT is collaborating with the county and city as well as the Winchester-Frederick Metropolitan Planning Organization (WinFred MPO) and ATCS Consulting to conduct a planning study that will address existing operational and safety issues, pedestrian access needs, and anticipated impacts related to future development on this busy east west route.

Information about the US-50 study is available on the VDOT website study page.  On the study page is a separate link to an online survey that will be available from May 1 to May 15, 2023.  The survey is to gather public opinion regarding transportation needs along the study corridor. 

The US-50 survey can be found at this link: https://publicinput.com/route50study

The VDOT website study page can be found at this link. The survey can also be accessed on this page: https://bit.ly/3AGi4He

This survey is being developed as part of a STARS (Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions) study program, to help identify improvement recommendations to enhance safety and mobility for all users of the transportation system.

Survey results will help the study team understand needs on the corridor and identify appropriate solutions. Draft recommendations will be presented through additional public outreach in late 2023. The county and city will consider the study recommendations for possible advancement through state transportation funding programs.

Those unable to access the online survey can provide comments about the US-50 corridor in the following ways:

  • By email: brad.reed@vdot.virginia.gov
  • By mail: Write to Brad Reed, US-50 Study Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA 24401-9029.
  • By phone: Call 540-332-2266 and leave a voice mail. Your message will be transcribed and recorded.

The VDOT Staunton District is on Facebook and Twitter. Follow VDOT statewide accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Flickr. The VDOT Web page is located at http://www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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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