In Design: City of Lexington – Route 11 (North Main Street) Pedestrian Access Improvements
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When construction begins, Route 11 will remain open to traffic. Occasional single lane closures may be needed to accommodate sidewalk construction and re-paving of the roadway. Pedestrian traffic may be detoured around the project's limits at various times throughout construction to allow for widening of the existing sidewalk.
Updated traffic alerts will be available here and on the VDOT website under Travel Center, Travel advisories and lane closures. Click on the area of the state you are interested in, and view current travel advisories and lane closures. Click here to go to the Staunton District Travel Center page: Staunton District
Real-time traffic information is available on the VDOT 511Virginia.org website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone. Click here to go to 511: Virginia 511 Web
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Design Public Hearing
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 4 - 6 p.m.
Virginia Horse Center
487 Maury River Road
Lexington, VA 24450
Inclement weather date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
The Route 11 (North Main Street) project in the city of Lexington will improve pedestrian and bicycle accommodations on Route 11 from the intersection with Massie Street to the Intersection with Hook Lane.
The existing sidewalk on the southeast side of Route 11 will be widened by five feet to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On-street parking will be removed and replaced with four-foot wide bicycle lanes going both directions.
This section of roadway serves as the city's northern gateway, passing through the campus of Virginia Military Institute, and conveying users to downtown Lexington.
The improvements will convey people traveling on the Chessie Trail, which is part of the larger Brushy Hills to the Blue Ridge Parkway trail network, safely into downtown Lexington.
In 2022 North Main Street had an average traffic volume of 8,300 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2044 the estimated traffic volume is 11,000 vehicles per day.
The total estimated cost of this project is $3,680,255 which includes $376,447 for preliminary engineering, $286,000 for right of way and $3,017,808 for construction. This project received funding from Virginia’s SMART SCALE program for prioritizing transportation improvements.
This project will enhance safety and access for pedestrians and bicyclists while improving connections to downtown Lexington and surrounding trail systems.
Design Approval - Spring 2023
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Fall 2023
Advertise for Construction - Spring 2024
Tim Gregory, P.E.
State ID: 0011-117-171, M501, P101, R201
Federal ID: NHPP-5117(118)
Lat/Long: 37.78940, -79.43558