Wentworth Drive Improvements

The City of Winchester is planning to complete a sidewalk construction project on Wentworth Drive between Valley Avenue and Cedarmeade Avenue beginning in 2018. The improvements being considered include installing new sidewalks along the entire street as none exist now and replacing some underground utility infrastructure (water, sewer and stormwater).

The City designated this location as a high priority area in need of sidewalks following discussions with Winchester Public Schools several years ago. This area needs sidewalks to provide children a safe way to walk to and from Frederick Douglas Elementary School.  For this reason, the City was awarded $450,000 in federal funds for the construction of new sidewalks in this area as a part of the “Safe Routes to School” program.

City contact: Kelly Henshaw, City Engineer, (540) 667-1815


December 7, 2017 Options Update

Click here to view all 11 options to be presented to Council at the December 12 Work Session.

Original 5 Options

Click the images to view the below images and associated maps for each option.

Wentworth sidewalk project option 1

Option 1 - Parking on one side, 4 ft. buffer between curb and 5' sidewalk with trees

Wentworth Project Option 2

Option 2 - Parking on both sides of the street, 6' sidewalks

Wentworth Project Option 3

Option 3 - Parking on one side, no buffer between curb and 6' sidewalks

Wentworth Drive Improvement Project Option 4

Option 4 - No Parking, 6' sidewalks

Wentworth Drive Option 5

NEW! Option 5 - Parking on one side, 6' sidewalk on the other side (Letter to residents explaining additional option)


Public Input Open House

The City of Winchester held a Public Input Open House on June 28, 2017 to provide interested residents, property owners and businesses the opportunity to review the improvements being proposed, ask questions and provide feedback. 

Wentworth Drive Map