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City of Waynesboro - Southern Corridor

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction Advertisement - Late 2021

Cost
$17.3 million

Lengths and Limits
1.6 miles, from intersection of Route 340 to intersection of Route 624

Locality
Waynesboro

District
Staunton

Contact
Thomas Marando, P.E.
540-332-7746

Project Details

The proposed Waynesboro Southern Corridor is a 1.6-mile two-lane road with a shared use path within the city limits of Waynesboro. It is positioned south of Interstate 64 between exit 94 at Rosser Avenue (Route 340) and exit 96 at South Delphine Avenue (Route 624). It will create a direct, multi-modal connection between Rosser Avenue and South Delphine Avenue.

The new corridor extends Shenandoah Village Drive east, crossing Lyndhurst Road at a mini roundabout. The corridor then follows the existing North Oak Lane to the South River, continues on a new roadway location through Nature’s Crossing Technology Center (Exit 96 Industrial Park), and ends at an intersection with South Delphine Avenue.

The location and design of the Waynesboro Southern Corridor brings regional potential benefits. As a route paralleling I-64, the Southern Corridor can reduce congestion at exits 94 and 96. Access from the new roadway provides prospective development for multiple industrial parcels in southern Waynesboro, including the city-owned Nature’s Crossing Technology Center. Existing industrial, office and retail businesses will immediately benefit from direct access to Lyndhurst Road.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board in June 2016 selected the Waynesboro Southern Corridor for full funding through the SMART SCALE prioritization process, which objectively scores transportation projects using several data-driven measures. Additional information about this project and SMART SCALE is available in the links below:

(** Note: SMART SCALE application included a conceptual alignment of the proposed roadway. Current alignment is shown in the diagram at right. **)

Virginia’s SMART SCALE Program
http://vasmartscale.org/

Southern Corridor Application
http://hb2app.virginiahb2.org/#/public/applications/581

Southern Corridor Project Scorecard
http://hb2app.virginiaHB2.org/api/scorecards/Scorecard_581.PDF

City of Waynesboro Project Summary
http://www.waynesboro.va.us/documentcenter/view/4283

Key Dates

Location and Design Approval: Late 2018
Begin Right of Way Acquisition: Late 2019
Project Advertisement: Late 2021

Media and Public Events

Location and Design Public Hearing

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 4-7 p.m.
Yancey Municipal Building
503 West Main Street
Waynesboro, VA  22980

Costs

Preliminary Engineering:  $2.7 million
Right of Way: $1.2 million
Construction: $13.4 million
Estimated total cost: $17.3 million

Benefits of Project

The Waynesboro Southern Corridor is designed to alleviate congestion at I-64 exits 94 and 96, while improving access to numerous industrial, commercial and residential properties in the southern portion of Waynesboro.

During Construction

Part of this project will be constructed on new roadway alignments and will not affect existing traffic. Other portions may require lane and/or shoulder closures during construction. More detailed construction and traffic-management plans will be available after location and design plans are approved.

Project Numbers

State  U000-136-344, P101, R201, C501, D608
Federal  STP-5136(137)
UPC  105907

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