Orphanage Road to North of Hunting Hills Road


The Phase 1 survey regarding potential transportation safety, operations, transportation demand management, and bicycle/pedestrian/transit improvements along U.S. 41 (Franklin Tpke.) between Orphanage Rd. and north of Hunting Hills Rd. in Pittsylvania County is complete.

project purpose

The purpose of this study is to analyze the safety and operational issues identified along the U.S. 41 (Franklin Turnpike) corridor between Orphanage Road and north of Hunting Hills Road, with a focus on providing safety improvements and enhanced bicycle, pedestrian, and transit access. The project recommendations made as part of this study may be developed into future funding applications for SMART SCALE and other transportation funding programs.

study partners

  • Pittsylvania County
  • Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • EPR

key points of contact

District Lead: Rick Youngblood

Lead Consultant: Jeanie Alexander


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 September 7-21, 2023
Number of Participants (unique individuals) 245

The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Vehicular Safety 89%
Pedestrian Safety 49%
Pedestrian Access 39%
Bicycle Access 31%
Transit Access 25%
Transportation Demand Management 21%

What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 97%
Walking 10%
Cycling 7%
Truck or Commercial Vehicle 6%
Other 2%
Carpool / Vanpool 1%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 0%

How did you find this survey?
Facebook 59%
Newspaper 11%
Community Newsletter or Email 8%
Friend / Family / Colleague 8%
Nextdoor 6%
Other Social Media 3%
Other 3%
Instagram 2%
Twitter 1%
VDOT / Project Website 1%