HR-23-08: South Military Highway and Bainbridge Boulevard Interchange – City of Chesapeake

Gilmerton Bridge to I-464 ramps


survey

The Phase 1 survey regarding potential transportation safety, bicycle/transit access, and transportation demand management improvements at the interchange of South Military Highway (Route 460/Route 13) and Bainbridge Boulevard (Route 460/Route 166) between the Gilmerton Bridge and I-464 ramps, in the city of Chesapeake is complete.


project purpose

The purpose of this study is to analyze the safety and multimodal access issues identified at the interchange of South Military Highway (Route 460/Route 13) and Bainbridge Boulevard (Route 460/Route 166) between the Gilmerton Bridge and I-464 ramps, with a focus on providing enhanced bicycle and transit access, transportation demand management, and safety improvements. This interchange has a high number of angle crashes and rear-end crashes. One bicyclist involved crash was reported. The objective of this study is to identify cost-effective preferred improvement alternatives that address the deficient conditions and prioritize safety for vulnerable users.


study partners

  • City of Chesapeake
  • Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO)
  • Kimley-Horn

key points of contact

District Lead: Eric Stringfield/Jerry Pauley 

Lead Consultant: Rob Prunty/Andy Nagle


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

Dates August 24-September 11, 2023
Number of Participants (unique individuals) 185

The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Safety Improvements 75%
Transportation Demand Management 66%
Enhanced Transit Access 52%
Enhanced Bicycle Access 32%

What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 98%
Truck or Commercial Vehicle 7%
Cycling 5%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 5%
Walking 3%
Carpool / Vanpool 2%
Metro Bus, Local Bus, or Commuter Bus 2%
Other 0%

How did you find this survey?
Facebook 81%
Instagram 5%
Twitter 3%
Nextdoor 3%
Friend / Family / Colleague 3%
Reddit 2%
Other Social Media 2%
VDOT Project Website 2%