SALEM – The (VDOT) is seeking feedback on a transportation study assessing potential roadway safety improvements along Peppers Ferry Road (Route 114) from Shamrock Circle to Rolling Hills Drive (Route 1286) in Montgomery County.
The study will evaluate traffic operations and safety conditions and consider a range of improvements that may be developed into applications for transportation funding.
VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more and take an online survey through August 16. Community input received through this survey will help the study team identify existing issues along the study corridor and develop recommendations for potential improvements that will be evaluated and presented during the next phase of the study, which will include another opportunity for public comment.
The survey, which has a translation tool for other languages, is available at https://publicinput.com/sa-23-08. Comments can also be sent to William.Crawford@VDOT.Virginia.gov or to William Crawford, Virginia Department of Transportation, 731 Harrison Avenue, Salem, VA 24153.
This study is being conducted as part of the Project Pipeline program, which was created by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). Project Pipeline is a performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. Project Pipeline is led by Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), in collaboration with VDOT and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).
The Commonwealth is partnering with Montgomery County and the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization to develop targeted improvements for the Peppers Ferry Road (Route 114) Project Pipeline Study that minimize community impacts and address priority needs in a cost-effective way. This study is expected to be complete in summer 2024; it does not set construction dates for any improvements. The final plan will provide a multimodal investment strategy that can be used to seek and secure funding through programs including SMART SCALE, revenue sharing, interstate funding, and others.
Submitted by the Virginia Department of Transportation