In Design: City of Lexington – Route 11 (North Main Street) Pedestrian Access Improvements

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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.

Project Design Plans

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This project will enhance safety and access for pedestrians and bicyclists while improving connections to downtown Lexington and surrounding trail systems.

Major Milestones 

Design Approval - Spring 2023

Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Fall 2023

Advertise for Construction - Spring 2024


Contact Info:

Tim Gregory, P.E.

UPC: 111057

State ID: 0011-117-171, M501, P101, R201

Federal ID: NHPP-5117(118)

Lat/Long: 37.78940, -79.43558

Locality: Lexington

Page last modified: March 25, 2023