City of Waynesboro - Southern Corridor
Project at a Glance
Construction Advertisement - Late 2021
Lengths and Limits
1.6 miles, from intersection of Route 340 to intersection of Route 624
Thomas Marando, P.E.
The proposed Waynesboro Southern Corridor is a 1.6-mile two-lane road with a shared use path in the City of Waynesboro corporate limits. 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 (Route F-209) south, crossing Lyndhurst Road (Route 5105) at a signalized intersection. 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 a signalized 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 total estimated cost for this project is $16 million, including $2.7 million for preliminary engineering, $1.2 million for right of way acquisition and $12.2 million for construction.
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:
Virginia’s SMART SCALE Program
Southern Corridor Application
Southern Corridor Project Scorecard
City of Waynesboro Project Summary
Design Approval: Fall 2021
Begin R/W acquisition: Early 2019
Project Advertisement: Late 2021
Media and Public Events
The Virginia Department of Transportation is administering this project. VDOT will schedule a public meeting to review the location and design plans, including the proposed alignment of new roadway sections. A date has not yet been determined.
Preliminary Engineering: $2.7 million
Right of Way: $1.2 million
Construction: $12.2 million
Estimated total cost: $16 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.
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.
State U000-136-344, P101, R201, C501, D608