Studies: Route 220 Preservation and Improvement Plan
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A public meeting was held on July 19, 2018 at Essig Recreation Center in Rocky Mount, Virginia.
View the meeting's press release here.
A comment sheet has been provided for public comment. When you have completed the questionnaire, please send it by email to email@example.com or by U.S. mail to:
Mr. Michael Gray
VDOT Salem District
731 Harrison Avenue
Salem, VA 24153
Presentation materials shared at the meeting included:
- Program Purpose and Need
- SmartScale Concepts Franklin County
- Study Area
- Display Board: Intersection 9 (Country Ridge Rd) to Intersection 10 (Henry Rd)
- Display Board: Intersection 11 (Pleasant Hill Rd) to Intersection 12 (Cassell Dr)
- Display Board: Intersection 13 (Bonbrook Mill Rd) to Intersection 18 (Farm Rd)
- Display Board: Intersection 19 (Taylors Rd) to Intersection 25 (Naff Rd)
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. This 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 a significant freight and tourism corridor serving Martinsville, Roanoke and the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport; a vital link within the Commonwealth’s highway network, and a key facility for connections to North Carolina and points south.
Lengths and Limits
The study area is approximately 60 miles in length. The study area extends from the North Carolina line to Route 419 in Roanoke. The study area includes two limited-access bypass segments at Martinsville and Rocky Mount that are considered to be improved and therefore will not receive analysis as part of the study.
Localities involved in the study include Franklin County, Henry County, Roanoke County, City of Roanoke, Town of Boones Mill and the Town of Rocky Mount. In addition to the localities involved, the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC), Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (RVTPO), and the West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC) are also critical stakeholders of the project.
Improve safety. Increase capacity via widening.
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