Route 460 Location Study

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Public Meetings

Public Hearings (Completed July 2005)
Conceptual Alternatives Meetings (Completed February 2004)
Scoping Meetings (Completed August 2003)
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Public Hearings
On July 19th and 21st, 2005, over 740 citizens attended location hearings held in Windsor and Disputanta. Citizens provided valuable insight to the study team. After reviewing exhibits and talking with the study team, citizens submitted comments or had their comments recorded by a court reporter during the hearing. Comments received during the public comment period were summarized and presented to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) for their consideration.

Citizen Information Conceptual Alternatives Meetings
On February 24th and 26th, 2004, over 370 citizens attended a meeting to review and discuss the Conceptual Alternatives for the Route 460 Location Study. The Conceptual Alternatives presented addressed the transportation needs within the study area. These alternatives were developed out of information gathered from the Public Scoping Meetings held last August, past and present studies in the region, public and agency comments, and traffic and safety analyses, among other sources.

Graphics and handouts from the Citizen Information Meeting
Please note the file size of the noted documents listed below. These are very large and may take a while to download depending on the type of server connection you have. You may find it helpful to save the file to your computer and then open it from there.

  • Existing Transportation Conditions (PDF, 3.2 MB): This map shows existing transportation conditions (traffic volumes, truck traffic, and the Level of Service (LOS) at signal intersections) within the study area. LOS is a rating from A to E representing the average delay experience at an intersection or a stretch of highway.
  • Origin-Destination Survey Results (PDF, 3.1 MB): This map depicts results from a survey given to automobile drivers at the borders of the study area on Route 460 ( Kings Fork Road at the east border, VA 156/Prince George Drive at the west border). The purpose of the survey was to determine the origin and destination of trips taken by drivers entering the study area. The survey results demonstrated more travelers were headed to study area communities than those that were traveling through the study area. Because the survey was only taken at two locations, it does not represent local travel within the study area. 
  • Crash Locations (PDF, 3.2 MB): This map depicts locations of multiple crashes along Route 460 from the years 1997 to 2002.
  • Conceptual Alternatives (PDF, 3.5 MB): This map includes the four new roadway alignments and the existing roadway alignment. Also displays churches, schools, public facilities, and natural resources located within the study area. Use the “ZOOM IN” function on your computer to see greater detail on this map.
  • Alternatives Screening Matrix (PDF): This quantitative chart details the screening criteria for each of the new roadway alignments shown on the Conceptual Alternatives Map, and the existing roadway alignment.
  • Roadway Improvement Options: This graphic illustrates the five approaches to managing traffic along 460. Options include No Build, Mass Transit, and Roadway Improvements. A new alignment (building a new road) is one of the options available.
  • What Did You Tell Us? (PDF): Citizens who attended the Scoping meetings in August 2003 were asked to fill out a survey asking about why and how often residents used Route 460. The results of the survey are shown in pie charts.
  • Location Study Process Graphic (pdf): This graphic illustrates the first four-steps of an eight-step location study process. It depicts the stages the study has completed through February 2004.
  • Project Development Process: This graphic illustrates the VDOT project development process for roadway improvement projects. The Location Study process is a part of the Project Development Process (Steps 1-5).

Scoping Meetings


On August 6 and 18, 2003, 240 citizens turned out for the kick off Scoping Meetings for the Rt. 460 Location Study. Comments gathered from Scoping from the public and agencies will be used to help define the Purpose and Need for improvements in the Rt. 460 corridor. They will also help the study team to determine the range of alternatives to consider, along with impacts and other significant issues to be addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) report. Some of the data that will be collected as the study proceeds are: current and projected traffic volumes; preliminary environmental data; the ability of existing transportation systems to accommodate traffic in the future; safety conditions on existing roads, including the history and causes of accidents; and existing and future land use.

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Page last modified: Oct. 14, 2012