Recently Completed: Interstate 81 Exit 118 Relocation of Falling Branch Park and Ride
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The primary purpose of this project was to permanently relocate and increase capacity of the Park & Ride to meet future demands. The new park and ride is now located at the Intersection of Route 460 Bypass and Route 11/460 Business and Intersection Route 11/460 Business and Simmons Road.
The existing Park & Ride had parking for approximately 61 vehicles and the new facility has the capacity for approximately 270. The original Park & Ride facility was 150-feet by 220-feet in size, or approximately 1.1 acres. The new expanded facility is 500-feet by 350-feet in size, or approximately 5.2 acres.
• Increased existing parking spaces from 61 to 270
• Installment of three bus shelters, bike racks and handicap parking and accommodations
• Installed new lighting
• Installed new sidewalks
VDOT constructed the first (original) Park and Ride facility at I-81 Exit 118 in the late 1990’s and was located in the southwest quadrant of the I-81/ Route 460 Bypass interchange. This original Park & Ride was recently relocated (in July 2014) to its present, temporary location along Route 11/460 Business (Roanoke Street), just east of the Route 460 Bypass/Route 460 Business (Roanoke Street) intersection.
This project increased the capacity of the Park and Ride from 61 to 270, added three bus shelters, bike racks and handicap parking and accommodations. New lighting and new sidewalks were also installed to add additional safety improvements.