Sandy Myers (540) 332-9201
Nov. 16, 2006
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES LOCATION FOR ERICKSON/STONE SPRING PROJECT
The proposed project will improve 2.1 mile of Erickson Avenue and Stone Spring Road and provide a one-mile connector roadway on new location between South High Street and Stone Spring Road. The roadway will have four 12-foot lanes with curb and gutter. A six-foot wide bicycle lane will be on each side of the road way. A sidewalk will be located on the north side of the road.
Two residential structures and three businesses will be displaced.
Completion of the project will provide an improved corridor for east-west traffic in the southern part of Harrisonburg.
Traffic volume in 2004 on Erickson Avenue was 7,600 vehicles per day and on Stone Spring Road it was 9,700 vehicles per day. In 2027 the traffic volumes are estimated to be 13,200 vehicles per day.
The CTB approval is for the one-mile new alignment, which will have a limited access designation, which restricts access of driveways and connections to this road.
On July 1, 2006 the City of Harrisonburg began oversight of road construction projects within the city limits. The City will be responsible for funding, design and construction for this project. The Virginia Department of Transportation will administer the right of way process for this project.
Further information on this project can be obtained at the City of Harrisonburg’s offices.
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