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STARS Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) Corridor Study

City of Newport News
Project at a Glance
Begin Date
Spring 2020

Est Completion Date
Fall 2020

Phase
Study

Lengths and Limits
Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) from Oyster Point Road (Route 171) to J. Clyde Morris Boulevard (Route 17) (approximately 2.4 miles), Oyster Point Road (Route 171) from HQ Way to Canon Boulevard (approximately 1.0 miles) and J. Clyde Morris Boulevard (Route 17) from Kingstowne Drive to Woods Road (approximately 0.5 miles).

Locality
Newport News

District
Hampton Roads

Contact
VDOT Hampton Roads Communications
757-956-3029

About the Study

This STARS (Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions) study is assessing potential safety and operational conditions for Route 143 (Jefferson Avenue) between Oyster Point Road (Route 171) and J. Clyde Morris Boulevard (Route 17) in the city of Newport News.

This study is intended to identify the operational and safety conditions and propose improvements within the study area that can be incorporated into the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) and the City of Newport News Capital Improvement Program.

This study will propose alternatives and technical solutions intended to mitigate the safety issues identified, improve traffic operations and alleviate congestion during peak periods.

Public Involvement Opportunities

Click the image below to take a survey regarding the Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) corridor and potential improvements to this area. This survey is available through July 29, 2020. 

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