Covington 2020 Transportation Plan

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City of Covington


Welcome to VDOT's "Covington 2020 Transportation Plan" study web site. The recently completed Covington 2020 Transportation Plan was conducted to provide long termneeds assessment for the City's thoroughfare highway system. The boundaries ofthe study were the corporate limits of the City of Covington. The following roadway segments were evaluated:

  • Route 18 from South Corporate Limit Covington to Route 220
  • Monroe Avenue from Jackson River Bridge to W Riverside Road
  • Monroe Avenue from West Locust Street to Alley Street
  • East Madison Street from South Highland Avenue to East Corporate Limit Covington
  • Craig Avenue from Liberty Street to North Lexington Avenue
  • East Riverside Drive from Lexington Avenue to Magazine Avenue
  • North Alleghany Avenue from South Monroe Avenue to North Corporate Limit Covington
  • South Durant Road from South Willis Avenue to South of Route 64
  • West Edgemont Drive from South Carpenter Drive to Rayon Drive
  • Rayon Drive from West Edgemont Drive to West Jackson Street
  • North Lexington Avenue from Riverside Drive to Chestnut Street
  • South Pitzer Ridge Road from Route 18 to South Corporate Limit Covington
  • South Monroe Avenue from Alley Street to Alleghany Avenue
  • South Highland Avenue from East Hawthorne Street to Alleghany Avenue
  • East Hawthorne Street from Monroe Avenue to South Lawn Avenue
  • N Maple Avenue from West Hawthorne Street to West Main Street
  • W Main Street from North Lexington Avenue to North Monroe Avenue
  • East Chestnut Street from Lexington Avenue to Alleghany Avenue
  • North Magazine Avenue from North Alleghany Avenue to Hickory Street
  • South Trout Street from Carpenter Drive to East Corporate Limit Covington
  • East Mallow Street from South Carpenter Drive to East Corporate Limit Covington
  • Route 687 from Route 220 to Jackson River
  • Route 648 from Route 647 to I-64
  • Route 60/220 from East Corporate Limit Covington to I-64

Data collected for the study of the city included:

  • traffic counts conducted in August 2000
  • accident report information from 1995 through 1999
  • VDOT database of roadway geometric conditions (dimensions)
  • review of tourism and goods movement issues in the City

The above information wasanalyzed to identify Covington's 2020 transportation needs based upon highway capacity, geometry, and safety as well as other concerns that may be raised by local officials and citizens. A pubic meeting was held on October 2, 2001 at the Covington City Hall Main Council Chambers by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the City of Covington. The purpose of the meeting was topresent the draft recommendations included in the Covington 2020 Transportation Plan and to allow Covington citizens to comment on the plan. The Covington 2020 Transportation Plan was approved by the Covington City Council on November 13,2001.

A summary of the Covington 2020 Transportation Plan is available for download by clicking the following link:

Summary of the Covington 2020 Transportation Plan

In addition, click the following link to view the Covington 2020 Transportation Plan Interactive Map.

Covington 2020 Transportation Plan Interactive Map

If you have questions regarding the study or would like to make a comment, please contact one of the individuals listed below or click here to go to the COMMENTS section. Please be sure to select Covington from the list of Cities being studied.

Thank you for your interest in the future transportation system for Covington.

Local Contact: John Holpe
Covington City Manager
333 W. Locust Street
Covington, VA 24426
Phone: (540) 965-6300

VDOT Contact: Bob Ball
District Transportation Planner
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, Virginia 24402

Page last modified: Oct. 14, 2012