The preliminary design plans for the Verona Pedestrian Improvement Project are available and the Community Development Department is asking for public feedback at a Citizen Information Meeting on November 14, 2019, from 5 - 7 pm, at the Government Center (18 Government Center Lane, Verona).
The plans detail the installation of a sidewalk along Lee Highway (US Route 11) from the county line to Dick Huff Lane and along Laurel Hill Road from the Shenandoah Valley Railroad to Lodge Lane. The public meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to review the plans and submit comments.
Your input on the Preliminary Plan is greatly encouraged. Please submit your comments by November 24. We appreciate your interest and involvement in the Verona Pedestrian Improvements Widening Project.
Estimated Project Costs
|Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation||$309,000|
US ROUTE 11
ADT (2018) = 13,000
ADT (2038) = 16,000 anticipated
Posted Speed = 40 mph
LAUREL HILL ROAD
ADT (2018) = 14,000
ADT (2038) = 17,000 anticipated
Posted Speed = 40 mph
Design—The public comment period will close ten days after the Citizen Information Meeting on November 24, 2019. At that time, Augusta County will review and evaluate any information received from the meeting and will revise the plans as necessary and move forward towards the right-of-way acquisition process.
Right-of-Way Acquisition & Utility Relocation— Acquisition of the right-of-way and easements will begin early 2020 and is estimated to take three months. Twenty-nine landowners are affected by the project which will require right-of-way easements to be secured. Impacted residents will be informed of the exact location of easements during this process.
Construction—The project is tentatively scheduled to start construction in early 2021 and take approximately three months. We anticipate construction would be broken into two phases with the Laurel Hill Road and Lodge Lane segments starting in early 2021. The construction of the Lee Highway segment is programmed for future funding cycles. Minor traffic impacts are expected throughout the project, however, no detours are anticipated.
Please give us your feedback!
Thank you for your interest in this Community Development project. We appreciate your engagement in creating a shared vision for our community's growth. Please submit your comments, online or by hard copy, by November 24.