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.


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


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%