Studies: Route 60 Corridor Study

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The primary goal of this study is to provide localities with cost effective innovative intersection design improvements that are tailored for submission as SMART SCALE applications. In addition to recommended intersection improvements, this study will also perform a safety analysis for three (3) high crash density segments as well as a high level multi-lane analysis to determine how many lanes are necessary to maintain current Level of Service now and in the future.

The study will identify investment recommendations that will help preserve and enhance this key transportation corridor due to the important role it plays in the region as a significant freight and tourism corridor serving Central Virginia; a vital link within the Commonwealth’s highway network, and a key east-west facility across the Commonwealth.

This study of US 60 is a 103-mile corridor study through the Counties of Powhatan, Cumberland, Nelson,
Appomattox, Buckingham, and Amherst and will serve as an update to a 1999 study of the same corridor which had a horizon year of 2020.


A set of eleven stakeholders have been identified. The stakeholders include: 

  • Powhatan County
  • Cumberland County
  • Nelson County
  • Appomattox County
  • Buckingham County
  • Amherst County 
  • Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
  • Commonwealth Regional Council
  • Region 2000 Local Government Council
  • Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
  • Virginia Department of Transportation


Improve safety and capacity along the corridor while balancing the needs of economic development and access management. 


Contact Info:

Darrel Johnson


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Phase: Study

Lat/Long: 37.741019, -79.302287

Locality: Amherst , Appomattox , Buckingham , Cumberland , Nelson , and Powhatan

Page last modified: Oct. 2, 2019