West Main Street Improvements
The purpose of this project is to improve operational safety for the West Main Street (Route 250) corridor in Waynesboro between Hopeman Parkway and the western city limits (near Lew Dewitt Boulevard). This portion of West Main Street currently has two through-lanes in each direction and a two-way left-turn lane in the center of the roadway.
This project will replace the center turn lane with raised medians that allow left turns only at designated median openings. Most of the commercial access driveways and side streets will be restricted to right turns in and out. This will reduce crashes by restricting the amount of full access points onto West Main Street.
Multimodal improvements include a proposed sidewalk, crosswalks, ADA-compliant facilities, and traffic signal modifications.
This project complements a separately funded project for BRITE (Blue Ridge Intercity Transit Express) bus stops.
The total estimated cost of this project is $12,574,828 which includes $726,164 for preliminary engineering, $1,516,365 for right of way acquisition and utility relocation, and $10,332,299 for construction. This project was selected for funding under the SMART SCALE process for prioritizing transportation projects and was the result of the recommendations made from a STARS (Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions) study of Route 250 in Waynesboro and Augusta County that was completed in 2020. The STARS study can be found here.
For additional information visit VDOT's project page.
VDOT Hosting a Citizen Information Meeting on November 8, 2023
VDOT will be hosting a citizen information meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in City Council chambers located at 503 W. Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980.
Citizens can come in during the meeting hours and discuss the project on a one-on-one basis with VDOT officials and designers.
Written comments can be submitted at the meeting or within 10 days after the meeting date to Jennifer Hoover, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA 24401-9029.