Route 17 Arterial Preservation Plan
The study area extends from the intersection of Route 258 (Brewers Neck Blvd) in Isle of Wight County to the intersection of College Drive in the City of Suffolk. The study area is 10.5 miles in length.
Isle of Wight and Suffolk
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is studying ways to improve safety and capacity along Route 17 from the intersection of Route 258 (Brewers Neck Blvd) in Isle of Wight County to the intersection of College Drive in the City of Suffolk as part of an Arterial Preservation Plan.
The purpose of an Arterial Preservation Plan is to develop a holistic approach that identifies ways to ensure the safety and preserve the capacity of the Commonwealth’s arterial highway network without wide scale roadway widenings.
Learn more about VDOT's Arterial Preservation Plans here.
Traffic and crash data collection have been completed. A site field review was conducted to identify safety and geometric deficiencies.
This Arterial Preservation Plan has been requested to identify investment recommendations that will help preserve and enhance this key transportation corridor due to the important role it plays in the region as significant tourism corridor, a key freight corridor serving the Port of Virginia, and a vital link within the Commonwealth.
Begin Date - Spring 2020
Estimated Completion Date - Spring 2021