Mt Clinton Pike Improvements Project

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Learn more about the Mt. Clinton Pike Improvements Project and give us your suggestions!

Step 1: View Presentation

This brief presentation provides an overview of the project and explains the current opportunity to provide input.  The presentation is just under 3 minutes.

 

Step 2: Review Design Diagrams

Please review the diagrams which show the details of the proposed improvements.

 

Step 3: Review FAQs

For additional information, you may review these Frequently Asked Questionspdf file icon [1MB]

 

Step 4: Provide Comments

After reviewing the project information in steps 1-3, please fill out this form to provide your input on the final design of the planned project.

Comments accepted until Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

 

Project History

The project was initially intended to improve safety and accessibility by improving an offset intersection and adding separated bicycle and pedestrian accommodation.  In 2014, the General Assembly passed House Bill 2, which restructured the way the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) awards transportation funds to localities.  The legislative action significantly affected the Mount Clinton Pike Road Improvement project, which was well into the design phase of development at that time.  The City attempted multiple times, unsuccessfully, to obtaining the remaining necessary funding to complete the project under the new funding rules.  Since it is significantly unlikely that construction funding can be obtained for the larger scope of the project, staff received VDOT approval to change the scope of the project to allow the City to use the balance of the previously-awarded (pre-2014) project development funds to complete a beneficial, but smaller, project.  

 

Project Schedule:

  • Preliminary Engineering and Public Involvement - Spring 2021
  • Right of Way/Utilities - 2021- 2022
  • Construction - 2023

  

Questions? Contact Jakob zumFelde, Public Works Planner, at Jakob.zumFelde@HarrisonburgVA.gov or 540-434-5928.

 

Related Projects:

  • Chicago Avenue Corridor Study - completed in 2013, this study makes recommendations for traffic, engineering, and land use along Chicago Avenue, Mt. Clinton Pike, Park Road, and Parkwood Drive.
  • Northend Greenway - Shared use path project between Park View area and Downtown Harrisonburg.