BR-23-07: Route 11 (Main Street)/Route 16 (Park Boulevard) – Town of Marion

S. Holston St. TO Medical Park Dr. / Radio Hill Rd. TO Route 11 (Main St.)


Survey

The Phase 2 survey regarding potential improvements along Route 11 (Main St.) between S. Holston St. and Medical Park Dr. and along Route 16 (Park Blvd.) between Radio Hill Rd. and Route 11 (Main St.) in the Town of Marion is complete.

A public information meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, 4 – 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 138 West Main Street, Marion, VA, 24354 (see below for additional details).


project purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify project recommendations for the Route 11 (Main Street) and Route 16 (Park Boulevard) corridors within the Town of Marion. This study will focus on improving roadway safety, reducing traffic congestion, and enhancing multimodal accessibility/connectivity (pedestrian, bicyclist, and transit). The project recommendations that come from this study will be developed into funding applications for Smart Scale Round 6 and other transportation funding programs.


PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

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

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, 4 – 6 p.m.
Town Hall, 138 West Main Street, Marion, VA, 24354 

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 Blake.Ailor@vdot.virginia.gov.

View the meeting notification


study partners

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

KEY POINTS OF CONTACT

District Lead: Blake Ailor and Samantha Farmer

Lead Consultant: Chris Daily


schedule

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

Phase 1 Public Engagement Summary

The Phase 1 survey regarding potential transportation safety, operations, access, and bicycle/pedestrian improvements along Route 11 (Main St.) between S. Holston St. and Medical Park Dr. and along Route 16 (Park Blvd.) between Radio Hill Rd. and Route 11 (Main St.) in the Town of Marion is complete.

Dates
June 19-July 10, 2023
Number of Participants (unique individuals) 135

The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Safety Improvement 77%
Congestion Mitigation 62%
Reliability 32%
Transportation Demand Management 32%

What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 98%
Walking 27%
Cycling 13%
Truck or commercial vehicle 8%
Other 5%
Carpool / Vanpool 3%
Regional Transit 3%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 2%

How did you find this survey?
Facebook 90%
Newspaper 3%
Friend / Family / Colleague 3%
Other Social Media 1%
TV / Radio 1%
Community Newsletter or Email 1%