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STA14-126

May 29, 2014



VDOT TO HOLD DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING FOR ROUTE 277 WIDENING

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing concerning widening Route 277 in the Stephens City area of Frederick County.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Robert E. Aylor Middle School, 901 Aylor Road, Stephens City, VA 22655.

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. Chris Colson, P.E. 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 purpose of this project is to widen Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) to provide additional traffic capacity, overall operational safety, and to improve the connectivity of the regional roadway system.  The proposed project is between the northbound ramps of Interstate 81 to Double Church Road.

The proposed Route 277 roadway section will provide four thru-lanes with a center median (combination of raised and striped), sidewalk is proposed on the north side and a shared use path is planned for the south side. 

Aylor Road will be relocated to the east to align with the current Stickley Road intersection; the traffic signal at the Town Run Lane will be removed.  VDOT Lane will be relocated to the west to align with the existing Food Lion shopping center entrance.

The current average daily traffic is 14,566 vehicles per day and this is anticipated to increase to 23,428 vehicles per day by the design year of 2038.

The estimate for the project is $36 million with $4.8 million for preliminary engineering $14.2 million for right-of-way and utilities, and $17.0 million for construction. 

Right of way acquisition and construction is dependent on funding.

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

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