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U.S. Route 23 Corridor Study (Wise County)

Strategically Targeted and Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) Study
Project at a Glance
Begin Date
Spring 2023

Est Completion Date
Early 2024

Study Phase



Blake Ailor, Bristol District Planner
Samantha Farmer, Bristol District Planning Specialist

What's Being Done?

A Public Information Meeting will be held Monday, December 4 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Wise Central High School (5000 Warrior Drive, Norton, VA 24273). Additionally, a survey will be available November 29 - December 15. Click here to access the survey. 

*The display boards created for the meeting are available upon request via email to 

A study is underway to address safety concerns located along various segments of U.S. Route 23 beginning at the U.S. Route 23/U.S. Route 58 interchange in the City of Norton to U.S. Route 23/Business Route 23 intersection in Wise. 

Study elements would include, but are not limited to:

- How businesses are accessed

- Turn-lane improvements

- Traffic signal synchronization/coordination

- Intersection geometric improvements

- Pedestrian improvements

- Other traffic improvements that address safety and potential congestion issues

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