VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 6, 2020
VDOT SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT FOR CORRIDOR STUDY OF SOUTH PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD IN WINCHESTER
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking public comment regarding the South Pleasant Valley Road corridor in the city of Winchester. VDOT is assisting the city with a Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) study of South Pleasant Valley Road between the intersection of East Cork Street and the intersection of Tevis Street. This is a busy north-south commercial route with operational and safety issues due to heavy traffic volumes during peak periods.
The 2.2-mile section of South Pleasant Valley Road covered in the STARS study is an undivided roadway characterized by numerous signalized and unsignalized intersections; full-movement turn median openings; and both residential and commercial driveways. This section of roadway consists of three Potential for Safety Improvement (PSI) intersections.
The study will focus on safety and consider access management improvements and innovative intersection configurations. The study will also consider improvements to bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. Traditional widening of Pleasant Valley Road will not be considered. The city could pursue funding for implementation of recommended improvements through VDOT’s Six-Year Improvement Program.
An online public input survey presents the needs and recommendations of the study corridor for public feedback. The survey and additional information about the South Pleasant Valley Road Corridor Improvement Study are available at the following link:
The study team will utilize the study to develop a preferred improvement alternative, which will be presented at a future public information meeting. The study is anticipated to be complete by summer 2020.
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