Studies: Route 460 Operational Improvement Study

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The Route 460 (Orange/Challenger Avenue) Operational Improvements Study will consider potential safety and operational improvements along five miles of Route 460 (Orange/Challenger Avenue) between Williamson Road (Route 11) and Route 220 Alternate (Cloverdale Road). This corridor averages over 40,000 vehicles per day within the study limits and experiences significant congestion during weekday peak commute times.

Potential improvements include constructing innovative intersections, optimizing signal operations, implementing access management strategies, installing pedestrian and bicyclist safety measures, widening the roadway, and improving transit operations.

For additional information, the following materials were shared at a public meeting held in November 2019.

Route 460 Study Brochure

Route 460 Study Meeting Displays


Improvement concepts developed as a part of the study will reduce traffic congestion and improve safety in the study limits. The goal of the study is to produce concepts with costs low enough to justify their benefits in order to score well and receive funding under the SMART SCALE program.

Major Milestones 

Begin Study: October 2019

First Public Information Meeting: November 21, 2019

A second public information meeting is expected to be held in late late winter/early spring 2020.

Study Completion: Late Spring/Early Summer 2020


Contact Info:

Michael Gray
(540) 494-8288


Lat/Long: 37.301932, -79.893145

Locality: Roanoke

Page last modified: Feb. 5, 2020