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Martinsville Southern Connector Study

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
February 2018

Est Completion Date
Early 2021

Preliminary Engineering (NEPA)



Michael Gray
Caleb Parks
Jennifer Salyers

About the Study

In February 2018, VDOT started a study called an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential transportation improvements along the U.S. Route 220 corridor between the U.S. Route 58/220 Bypass and the North Carolina state line.

The Martinsville Connector Study is a first step toward idenfitying future improvements to the Route 220 corridor within its study limits.  It is a separate analysis than the EIS for the I-73 corridor that was completed in November 2006.

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The Martinsville Southern Connector study will focus on a potential limited access road on a new location and/or will look at potential new improvements to Route 220.

The EIS will study the possible impacts to social, economic and environmental resources.

VDOT is conducting the study in coordiation with the Federal Highway Administration and will be engaging other state and federal agencies throughout its development.

The area for study generally covers Route 220 between Route 58 and the North Carolina state line.

The specific geographic limits determined and refined through the course of the study.

Stay Involved

Multiple opportunities for public feedback and involvement in the development of the study will be provided.

VDOT will solicit public and agency comments through public scoping and informational meetings.  Meeting times and locations be advertised.

Tentative schedule

  • EIS Study Kickoff with Notice in Federal Register  – February 2018
  • Public EIS Scoping Meetings – Spring 2018
  • Draft EIS – Late 2019
  • Draft EIS Public Hearings – Early 2020
  • Final EIS / ROD – Early 2021
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