BR-23-06: Route 11 (Main Street) – Town of Abingdon

 Route 19 (Porterfield Hwy.) TO Hillman Hwy.


The Phase 2 survey regarding potential improvements on Route 11 (Main St.) between Route 19 (Porterfield Hwy.) and Hillman Hwy. in the Town of Abingdon is complete.

A public information meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Coomes Center, 300 Stanley Street, Abingdon, VA, 24210 (see below for additional details).

project purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify project recommendations for the Route 11 (Main Street) corridor within the Town of Abingdon. This study will focus on improving roadway safety, reducing traffic congestion, enhancing multimodal accessibility/connectivity (pedestrian, bicyclist, and transit), and accommodating parking needs. The project recommendations that come from this study will be developed into funding applications for Smart Scale Round 6 and other transportation funding programs.


As part of the study, VDOT will host a public information meeting to review alternatives/study recommendations.

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, 5 – 7 p.m.
Coomes Center, 300 Stanley Street, Abingdon, VA, 24210 

The public can provide input by taking the online survey, which will be open for responses Feb. 12-25, 2024. You may also provide comments or concerns directly to Mr. Blake Ailor, VDOT Bristol District Planning, 2111 Bonham Road, Bristol, VA 24201, 276-696-3420, 1-800-367-7623, TTY/TDD 711 by Feb. 27, 2024. Comments can also be emailed to

View the meeting notification

study partners

  • Town of Abingdon
  • Mount Rogers Planning District Commission (MRPDC)
  • VHB


District Lead: Blake Ailor and Samantha Farmer

Lead Consultant: Chris Daily


Phase 1 May - August 2023 Diagnose Problems/Conduct Initial Public Outreach/Brainstorm Alternatives
Phase 2 September - December 2023 Evaluate Preliminary Alternatives/Conduct Public Outreach and Obtain Feedback/Select Preferred Alternatives
Phase 3 January-July 2024  Conduct Risk Assessment/Develop and Refine Preferred Alternatives/Prepare Cost Estimate and Investment Strategy


The Phase 1 survey regarding potential transportation safety, operations, access, and bicycle/pedestrian improvements on Route 11 (Main St.) between Route 19 (Porterfield Hwy.) and Hillman Hwy. in the Town of Abingdon is complete.

June 19-July 3, 2023
Number of Participants (unique individuals)

The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Congestion Mitigation 84%
Pedestrian Access 68%
Safety Improvement 68%
Bicycle Access 56%
Transit Access 40%
Transportation Demand Management 36%
Transit Access for Equity Emphasis Areas 26%

What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 99%
Walking 46%
Cycling 23%
Truck or commercial vehicle 4%
Carpool / Vanpool 1%
Regional Transit 1%
Other 1%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 0%

How did you find this survey?
Facebook 76%
Newspaper 7%
Friend / Family / Colleague 7%
Community Newsletter or Email 4%
Instagram 3%
NextDoor 2%
Other Social Media 2%
Twitter 1%
VDOT / Project Website 1%