The Verona Pedestrian Improvement project will provide ADA compliant sidewalks along Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road) and US Route 11 (Lee Highway). The segment along Route 612 will connect the existing sidewalk west of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad to the Park and Ride located on Route 1906 (Lodge Lane). The segment along US Route 11 will run from the City of Staunton to the existing Sidewalk at Route 940 (Dick Huff Lane) and will connect to the Augusta County Government Center. Sidewalks along all segments except for Lodge Lane will be constructed behind existing curb and gutter and will have new ADA compliant curb ramps and minor entrance adjustments and reconstruction. Along Lodge Lane, new curb and gutter will be installed. Pedestrian push buttons and signal heads will be provided for proposed crossings at traffic signals along the project.
At the Citizen Information Meeting on November 14, 2019, the engineering office received public feedback which was supportive of the design plans presented. Since changes to the plan have been non-substantive, Augusta County puts before the public a 'Notice of Willingness.'
Notice of Willingness to Hold a Public Hearing
If the information presented here (also available at the Augusta County Government Center) is not sufficient to satisfy any questions or concerns, any citizen who would like to request a public hearing for this project may do so by calling (540) 245-5700 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org on or before June 12, 2020.
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 and 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.
The preliminary design plans for the Verona Pedestrian Improvement Project were presented and public feedback was collected at a Citizen Information Meeting on November 14, 2019, 5 - 7 pm, at the Government Center.
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 commentary received supported existing plans and no revisions were necessary.
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
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 any questions or comments to email@example.com.