BR03: US 19/US 58 Alt

Coal Yard Road TO North Fork River Road


The survey regarding potential transportation safety improvements along Route 19/Alternate Route 58 (Porterfield Hwy.) in Washington County between Coal Yard Rd. and N. Fork River Rd. is complete.

project purpose

The purpose of this study is to analyze the safety issues identified along a section of US 19/US 58 Alt in Washington County attributed to the existing roadway geometric conditions (e.g., non-standard shoulder widths, grade, horizontal alignments, super-elevations, etc). High vehicle speeds and existing geometric conditions are attributing to a higher number of crashes located along this section of roadway. The objective of this study is to identify cost-effective preferred improvement alternatives that will help reduce the number of crashes and improve safety along the corridor. 

study partners

Washington County

Mount Rogers Planning District Commission

Mountain Lynx Transit

key points of contact

District Lead: Blake Ailor

Lead Consultant: Alex Shoemaker 


Phase 1 August 2021 – September 2021 Problem Diagnosis/Brainstorm Alternatives
Phase 2 October 2021 – March 2022 Stakeholder/Public engagement and feedback
Phase 3 March 2022 – July 2022 Investment strategy cost estimation and refinement


BR03 Executive Summary Phase 1 - PDF, 6MB
BR03 Executive Summary Phase 2 - PDF, 342KB
BR03 Stakeholder Presentation Phase 1 - PDF, 2.1MB
BR03 Stakeholder Presentation Phase 2 Alternatives Results - PDF, 3.8MB
BR03 Public Engagement Summary Phase 2 - PDF, 312KB
BR03 Final Report (Appendices available upon request) - PDF, 6MB
BR03 Project Summary - PDF, 1MB