This study evaluated the traffic impacts of modifying the downtown transportation network, which will inform the City's future Downtown Master Planning process. Using traffic software models, consultants and the study team analyzed three different scenarios.
Bicycle & Pedestrian
Stretching from an area near the railroad tracks on Mount Clinton Pike and ending at Suter Street in the northern end of the city, the 0.6-mile-long greenway is completely paved and open to all.
South Main Street (Route 11) is a major arterial route with observed operational issues at the intersection of Erickson Avenue/Stone Spring Road, which has several major left turning movements, as well as existing safety concerns on the corridor extending to the south.
Multiple improvements are funded for the East Market Street corridor between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Burgess Road/Linda Lane, including upgrades to the I-81 interchange (exit 247).
This project extends Grace Street through the JMU campus to connect with Bluestone Drive.
This project includes the enhancement of Park Road with aesthetic and safety features through the Eastern Mennonite University campus to create a safer and more attractive environment for pedestrians in this high pedestrian volume area.
This project reallocates space on Federal Street, between Elizabeth Street and Market Street, to construct a shared use path that people bicycling and walking can use as an alternative to Liberty Street, Main Street, and Mason Street, where there are no separate facilities for bicycles.
The study addresses operational and safety issues at multiple intersections along the Port Republic Road corridor between South Main Street and Devon Lane.
Creating plans and conducting studies ensures that transportation projects and operational improvements are completed to facilitate safe and efficient travel within the City.
The Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee provides guidance and recommendations to City Council in the establishment of environmental performance standards for public development and redevelopment projects, and will encourage the private sector to meet these standards as well.