Port Republic Road Safety and Operations Study

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The study addresses operational and safety issues at multiple intersections along the Port Republic Road corridor between South Main Street and Devon Lane. 

Port Republic Road is a major urban arterial, providing access to commercial and residential areas of the City of Harrisonburg as well as the primary entrance into the James Madison University (JMU) campus.  Increased growth and demand from all modes of transportation, combined with closely-spaced intersections and interchange ramps, create traffic congestion and safety issues that have an impact on regional travel conditions.  

The study conducted an operational and safety analysis of the corridor and tested the outcomes of specific treatments to determine the effectiveness.  The study provides decision makers and the public with recommendations supported by visualizations and measurable benefits to travelers including reduced travel times, improved level of service, and improved safety.  

The study area and intersections are shown below. 

For more information, view the final report [13MB]PDF and appendices [14MB]PDF.


Questions? Contact Mr. Tom Hartman, PE, Director of Public Works, at Tom.Hartman@HarrisonburgVA.gov  or 540-434-5928.



Study Area Diagram