Harrisonburg Public Works will host an open house at the Simms Center where the public may learn more and ask questions about roadway reconfiguration projects and learn specific details about projects proposed for summer 2023.
The City is considering several roadway reconfiguration projects. Roadway reconfiguration efforts seek to improve safety and operations on roads through modifying the use of the existing pavement to change the number and alignment of lanes.
This project will reconfigure University Blvd (0.7 miles) and Evelyn Byrd Avenue (1.3 miles) by converting the streets from 4 lanes to 2 vehicle lanes, a center turn lane and bike lanes to provide access management and improve safety.
The project extends East Kaylor Park Drive to the site of Harrisonburg’s second high school and connects to S. Main Street south of Pointe Drive.
Projects for multiple improvements to South Main Street in the vicinity of the I-81 Exit 243 interchange to Mosby Road.
The project adds a 3' wide concrete median on S. Main Street from just south of Mosby Rd to Stone Spring Rd/Erickson Ave, with a break to maintain a full access entrance to Dukes Plaza.
This project addresses multiple safety concerns on the Port Republic Road corridor between Hunters Rd and Devon Lane, as identified in the Port Republic Road Safety and Operations Study
This project extends the eastbound Port Republic Road left turn lane at Bluestone Drive from 100' of storage for vehicles to 300'.
The project realigns University Blvd between the old convocation center parking lot and Forest Hill Road at the Oak Hill Drive intersection.
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.