Page County – Route 211/340, West Main Street, Northcott Drive – Roundabout and Intersection Improvements
Project at a Glance
The total estimated cost is $2.9 million
Lengths and Limits
0.2-mile long, from: Route 211/340 To: 0.2-mile east of Route 211/340
Justin Beaver, P.E.
This project modifies three intersections in the vicinity of the Town of Luray in Page County. The intersections are located at:
• Northcott Drive and West Main Street (Route 211 Business)
• Northcott Drive and Route 211/340 (Lee Highway)
• West Main Street (Route 211 Business) at Route 211/340 (Lee Highway)
Northcott Drive is located next to Carillion Park in the Town of Luray, connecting with West Main Street at its southern end and with Route 211/340 at its northern end.
A roundabout will be built at Northcott Drive and West Main Street. The roundabout will have 18-foot wide pavement with 18-foot-wide truck apron and a vegetated center island. West Main Street will be 36-feet wide with curb and gutter at the roundabout entrance.
On Northcott Drive at Route 211/340, Northcott Drive will be realigned, eliminating a small hill, and will feature a traffic island with a right-turn lane from Northcott onto Route 211/340. Northcott Drive will have curb and gutter with two 11-foot lanes, four-foot wide paved shoulders plus two-foot wide unpaved shoulders.
On West Main Street at Route 211/340 a concrete median will be installed allowing only right-in and right-out turns at this intersection. Left-turns from West Main Street onto Route 211/340 will be eliminated.
Project plans are scheduled to be approved in fall 2017, with right of way activities beginning in summer 2018. Construction advertisement is in fall 2019.
The total estimated cost for this project is $2,871,596, including $370,703 for preliminary engineering, $696,543 for right of way and $1,804,350 for construction.
In 2014 Northcott Drive had an average daily traffic count of 1,030 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2040 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 1,600 vehicles per day.
In 2014 Main Street had an average daily traffic count of 7,500 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2040 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 10,000 vehicles per day.
*This project was selected for funding under SMART SCALE, the new prioritization process as outlined in House Bill Two. Click here for more information on the prioritization process.
Project plan approval Fall 2017
Right of Way Summer 2018
Construction advertisement Fall 2019
Media and Public Events
Design Public Hearing
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4-7 p.m.
Blue Ridge Room
401 West Main Street
Luray, VA 22835
Benefits of Project
This project will increase safety in the area of Route 211/340 (Lee Highway) and Nortcott Drive with the installation of a roundabout, which will improve traffic flow into and out of the Town of Luray. Driver visibility will be improved with the reduction of a hill on Northcott Drive.
Crashes are anticipated to be reduced at the Route 211/340 intersection with Main Street by installing a concrete median, which will eliminate left-turns from Main Street onto Route 211/340.
Motorists should be alert for lane closures and flagging operations. During the Nortcott Drive intersection work traffic may detour through Bixlers Ferry Road or through downtown Luray.
Traffic alerts can also be found on the VDOT website under Travel Center, Travel advisories and lane closures. Click on the area of the state you are interested in, and view current travel advisories and lane closures. Click here to go to the Staunton District Travel Center page: Staunton District
Real-time traffic information is available on the VDOT 511Virginia.org website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone. Click here to go to 511: Virginia 511 Web
The VDOT Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton.
State: U000-159-183,P101, R201, C501
Latitude/Longitude: 38.663919 -78.480029