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Interstate 81 Exit 140 Park and Ride Facility Expansion

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Spring 2017

Est Completion Date
Fall 2017

Cost
$2,650,000

Locality
Roanoke

District
Salem

Contact
Lindsey Hodges
(540) 375-0149

Project Description

The current park and ride facility at exit 140 was initially constructed in Late 1970s. The lot was then expanded using temporary pavement in 2010.

The primary purpose of this project is to expand the existing park and ride lot to meet future demands. The original park and ride facility was approximately 350’ by 86’ (1.05 acres) and was expanded to 545’ by 86’ (1.28 acres). The proposed expansion will increase facility size to 722’ by 118’ (1.94 acres). 

Existing park & ride capacity: 112 vehicles+/-.
Proposed park & ride capacity: 225 vehicles (24 car/truck plus 9 motorcycle).

The project includes:

  • Replacing existing pavement
  • Increasing existing parking spaces from 112 to 256
  • Adding motorcycle parking spaces and additional handicap accommodations
  • Utilize permeable pavement to achieve water quality standards
  • Install two bus shelters, bike racks, trash cans and handicap parking
  • Install additional lighting and sidewalks

The proposed entrances for the new facility are located at points that provide increased sight distance for improved safety when entering and exiting the facility.

The project is scheduled to begin Spring 2017 and completed by Fall 2017.

Traffic Impacts

April 3, 2017
The number of parking spaces in the Park and Ride lot at exit 140 off Interstate 81 has been reduced by approximately 50 percent. There have been 112 parking spaces in the lot, so drivers should plan for approximately 50 to 75 parking spaces being available at any given time during construction throughout the duration of this project with an estmiated completion date in fall of 2017.

The portions of the lot that are closed will be marked by barricades and no parking signs will be posted. Towing will be enforced.

In addition, a width restriction of 10 feet is currently in place for southbound Route 311 prior to the on-ramp to I-81 northbound.

Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and expect some inconveniences during construction.

For additional Park and Ride locations, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/parkride/home.asp.

For more information and schedules on Smart Way Bus, visit http://smartwaybus.com.

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