SA-23-10: ROUTE 11/ROUTE 460 (WEST MAIN STREET)

Fallbrooke Drive (Route 940) TO Pleasant Run Drive (Route 796)


project purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify project recommendations for the Route 11/Route 460 (West Main Street) at Dow Hollow Road (Route 647) intersection within Roanoke County. This study will focus on improving roadway safety and preserving capacity, including re-evaluating options from previous studies and developing additional recommendations if needed. The project recommendations from this study may be developed into funding applications for SMART SCALE Round 6 and other transportation funding programs.


PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

Roanoke County is hosting a community meeting to receive comments on proposed safety improvements at the West Main Street (Route 11/460) and Dow Hollow Road intersection near Interstate 81 Exit 132 (Dixie Caverns).

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, 5 – 7 p.m.
Glenvar Library, 3917 Daugherty Road, Salem, VA 24153
Inclement Weather Date: Wednesday, March 6 at the same time and location. 

The public can provide input by taking the online survey, which will be open for responses Feb. 28-March 13, 2024.


study partners

  • Roanoke County
  • Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization
  • WRA

key points of contact

District Lead: Carol Moneymaker

Lead Consultant: Dana Trone


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 and capacity preservation improvements for the Route 11/Route 460 (West Main St.) at Dow Hollow Rd. (Route 647) intersection in Roanoke County is complete.

Dates August 8-22, 2023
Number of Participants (unique individuals) 241

The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Safety 98%
Capacity Preservation 51%

What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 100%
Truck or Commercial Vehicle 10%
Walking 4%
Cycling 4%
Other 2%
Carpool / Vanpool 1%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 0%

How did you find this survey?
Facebook 48%
Community Newsletter or Email 15%
Other 13%
Friend / Family / Colleague 13%
VDOT / Project Website 8%
Twitter 2%
Other Social Media 1%