Give input on VDOT safety study for Valley Avenue

Thu, 02/17/2022 - 15:15

The public is invited to participate in a brief online survey available through February 28, 2022. This study is being conducted by the Virginia Department of Transportation in partnership with the City of Winchester and the Winchester-Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Public feedback is being sought on a transportation study assessing potential improvements on Route 11 (Valley Avenue) between Middle Road and Bellview Avenue. Participants will be polled on their use and concerns related to the corridor as it is configured today, then asked to rate the study team’s recommendations. 

The focus of this study is to assess historical crashes on Route 11 and identify ways to improve safety. Access management is being reviewed along with multimodal accessibility needs for bike, pedestrian, and transit access. The study seeks to recommend solutions where appropriate to improve upon these needs, which were identified in the Virginia Statewide Transportation Plan, VTrans: https://www.vtrans.org/.

The survey is available through February 28, 2022 in both English and Spanish at the links below:

English: https://metroquestsurvey.com/wa1t1p

Spanish: https://metroquestsurvey.com/bk4t4p 

Learn more about this study by visiting VDOT's VA Project Pipeline website.

Community input received through this survey will help the study team further refine and finalize potential improvements. The study partners may consider the recommendations for possible advancement through future local, regional, state and federal transportation funding programs.

This study is being conducted as part of a new program, Project Pipeline, created by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). Project Pipeline is a performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. Through this planning process, projects and solutions may be considered for funding through programs including SMART SCALE revenue sharing, interstate funding, and others.

Project Pipeline is led by Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), in collaboration with VDOT and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

The Commonwealth is partnering with the City of Winchester and the Winchester-Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Organization, to develop targeted improvements that minimize community impacts and address priority needs in a cost-effective way. The final plan will provide a multimodal investment strategy that can be used to seek and secure funding.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.