RI-23-09: Route 36 (Winston Churchill Drive) - City of Hopewell

RI-23-09 Overview Map

From Miles Avenue to High Avenue


The Phase 2 survey regarding potential improvements along Route 36 (Winston Churchill Dr.) between Miles Ave. and High Ave. in the City of Hopewell is complete.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate safety and operational issues along Route 36 (Winston Churchill Drive) between Miles Avenue and High Avenue. This 0.38-mile corridor includes segments identified with VTrans Priority 1 and 2 District Needs. Along the study corridor, two Potential for Safety Improvement (PSI) intersections and segments have been identified. The study goals are to identify safety, congestion, capacity, transportation demand management, and accessibility (bicycle and transit) improvements along the corridor for all transportation users.

Study Partners

  • City of Hopewell
  • Tri-Cities Area Metropolitan Planning Organization/Crater Planning District Commission
  • WSP
  • Jacobs

Key Points of Contact

District Lead: Liz McAdory

Lead Consultant: Sachin Katkar


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, congestion mitigation, capacity preservation, access, transportation demand management, and bicycle/transit improvements along Route 36 (Winston Churchill Dr.) between Miles Ave. and High Ave. in the City of Hopewell is complete.

Dates Number of Participants (unique individuals)
August 14-September 6, 2023 101
The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Safety 85%
Congestion 66%
Capacity 48%
Transportation Demand Management 41%
Transit Accessibility 39%
Bicycle Accessibility 33%
What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 97%
Walking 12%
Truck or Commercial Vehicle 5%
Cycling 5%
Carpool / Vanpool 4%
Metro Bus, Local Bus, or Commuter Bus 3%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 1%
Other 1%

Last updated: April 12, 2024

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