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The Regional Commission helps local governments address regionally significant issues with planning designed to enhance our region’s infrastructure, promote our region’s economic growth, and improve and sustain our region’s quality of life.
The Regional Commission provides long-range transportation planning for the Roanoke Valley and rural localities within our region. Regionally coordinated approaches to planning and developing our region’s transportation infrastructure is central to the mobility of our citizens and supporting businesses that rely on logistics and supply chain management.
The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (RVTPO) is no longer accepting comments on amendments to its transportation plan.
Comments will be accepted until September 22, 2021 and a hearing will be held at 1:00 pm on September 23, 2021 at 313 Luck Avenue SW, Roanoke VA. For accommodations call (540) 343-4417 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hearing impaired persons call 711 for access. The RVTPO strives to provide reasonable accommodations for persons who require special assistance to participate in public involvement opportunities. The RVTPO fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in all programs and activities.
View the proposed amendments in an interactive map here.
View the complete Roanoke Valley Transportation Plan here. Proposed amendments are listed below.
Amendment #4 includes four priority transportation needs and ten projects identified as priorities to pursue for the Roanoke Valley, adding new projects to the budget list which have received funding, projects with updated costs greater than 10% over original costs, and adding new priority projects to the vision list.
|Inclusion of Roanoke Valley Transportation Priorities Brochure in Appendix E. References four priority needs to address in the region and 10 priority projects to pursue:|
Reduce Congestion on Route 460 East of I-581 to be addressed by four intersection/interchange projects.
Provide a safer way for people to walk and bike to destinations in Salem, Roanoke City and Roanoke County to be addressed by four greenway projects.
Left turn lane on Peters Creek Road eastbound to Valleypointe Parkway is too short for staking vehicles to be addressed by an interchange project at I-581 & Peters Creek Road.
Congestion in Exit 150 Park and Ride Lot – too small for use by commuters and AT users to be addressed by expanding the parking lot.
City of Roanoke & Roanoke County
Salem, Roanoke City & County
City of Roanoke & Roanoke County
|Project Number||Inclusion of projects to the constrained list which have received funding since last Plan adoption:||Location of Project|
|A4-18||US 460 / Laymantown Road Intersection Improvement||Botetourt County|
|A4-21||Roanoke River Greenway Bridge the Gap Phase II Segment 2||City of Roanoke|
|A4-23||Patterson Avenue Pedestrian Improvements||City of Roanoke|
|A4-24||11th Street Streetscape Improvements||City of Roanoke|
|A4-3||13th St. SE Improvements||City of Roanoke|
|A4-4||Wasena Bridge (Main Street) Bridge Replacement||City of Roanoke|
|A4-27||Greenway Connection -Riverland Road||City of Roanoke|
|A4-28||Route 460 / Orange Avenue at Seibel Drive / Hickory Woods||City of Roanoke|
|A4-29||Route 460 / Orange Avenue Improvements at King Street||City of Roanoke|
|A4-30||Route 460 / Orange Avenue Improvement near Blue Hills Drive||City of Roanoke|
|A4-1||Franklin Road Sidewalk Improvements, Route 220 B Phase 2||City of Roanoke|
|A4-32||Dry Hollow Road Safety Improvements||Roanoke County|
|A4-33||Fallowater Lane Extension||Roanoke County|
|A4-34||I-81 – add NB lane between Exit 128 and Exit 137||Roanoke County|
|A4-44||Oak Grove Streetscape Improvements||Roanoke County|
|A4-8||Route 460 / W. Ruritan Road Intersection Improvements||Roanoke County|
|A4-9||Route 460 Intersections – Carson Road to Huntridge Road||Roanoke County|
|A4-45||Pedestrian Crossing Improvements on 419 and at Plantation / Hershberger Road Intersection||Roanoke County|
|A4-46||Route 220 Access Management Improvements Project||Roanoke Co./City of Roanoke|
|A4-36||Downtown Streetscape Improvements||City of Salem|
|A4-37||Downtown Salem – Main Street, Union Street to Broad Street||City of Salem|
|A4-38||Downtown Salem – Roanoke Boulevard||City of Salem|
|A4-39||Apperson Drive Bridge Replacement||City of Salem|
|A4-40||Roanoke River Greenway Golden Spike||City of Salem|
|A4-41||Apperson Drive (Route 11) / Orchard Intersection Improvements||City of Salem|
|A4-42||Main Street / Market Street Intersection Improvements||City of Salem|
|A4-14||Gus Nicks Boulevard Pedestrian / Bicycle Crossing||Town of Vinton|
|Project Number||Acceptance of projects with updated costs greater than 10% over original costs:||Location of Projects|
|A4-19||Route 220 Superstreet Improvement||Botetourt County|
|A4-43||Tinker Creek Trail Extension||City of Roanoke|
|A4-2||9th Street Multimodal Improvements||City of Roanoke|
|A4-22||I-581 Exit 2 Interchange Study||City of Roanoke|
|A4-25||Hollins Road & Orange Avenue Intersection Improvements||City of Roanoke|
|A4-26||Aviation Drive / Valley View Boulevard Pedestrian Improvements||City of Roanoke|
|A4-20||Roanoke River Greenway – Aerial Way Drive to Roanoke Avenue, SW||City of Roanoke|
|A4-27||Plantation Road Bike / Pedestrian / Streetscape Phase II||Roanoke County|
|A4-6||Route 11 & Route 117 Pedestrian Safety Improvements||Roanoke County|
|A4-10||Roanoke River Greenway – Blue Ridge Parkway Crossing along Highland Road||Roanoke County|
|A4-12||Valleypointe Parkway Realignment||Roanoke County|
|A4-13||Route 419 Streetscape Improvements Phase 2||Roanoke County|
|A4-35||Starkey Road / Buck Mountain Road Intersection Improvements||Roanoke County|
|A4-7||Route 311 / Route 419 Intersection Safety & Congestion Improvements||Roanoke County|
|A4-11||Pedestrian Improvements on Route 11 (Williamson Road)||Roanoke County|
|A4-31||Roanoke River Greenway||Roanoke County|
|A4-5||Roanoke River Greenway, Green Hill Park to Riverside Park||Roanoke County|
|A4-15||Glade Creek Greenway, Phase 2||Town of Vinton|
|60 and A4-16||Walnut Avenue Bicycle & Pedestrian Accommodations||Town of Vinton|
|Hardy Road / Dillon Woods Crosswalk||Town of Vinton|
|Project Number||Inclusion of new priority projects to the vision list||Location of Projects|
|N/A||Orange Avenue at I-581 Interchange Reconfiguration||City of Roanoke|
|N/A||Orange Avenue at Williamson Road Intersection Improvement||City of Roanoke|
|N/A||Orange Avenue & Kimball Avenue / Plantation Road Intersection Improvement||City of Roanoke|
|N/A||Virginia Tech Carilion Access Improvements||City of Roanoke|
|N/A||Williamson Road Pedestrian Improvements||City of Roanoke|
|N/A||West Main Street||City of Salem|
|N/A||Construct Roundabout at Mill Lane / West Riverside Drive||City of Salem|
|N/A||Roanoke Boulevard Sidewalk Extension||City of Salem|
|N/A||Build Roanoke River Greenway – Mill Lane/W. Riverside Drive||City of Salem|
|N/A||Rte. 1663/Old Cave Spring Rd. Improvements||Roanoke Co.|
|N/A||Hinchee Trail Parking Lot (previously on the constrained list)||Roanoke Co.|
|N/A||East Roanoke River Greenway, Phase 2||Roanoke Co.|
|N/A||Route 460 and Alt. Route 220 Intersection Improvements||Roanoke Co.|
|N/A||Chaparral Drive Pedestrian Improvements||Roanoke Co.|
|N/A||West Main Street Pedestrian Improvements, Phase 3||Roanoke Co.|
|N/A||Walrond Drive Multimodal Improvements from Plantation Road to Walrond Park||Roanoke Co.|
|N/A||Plantation Road at Food Lion/Walmart near Hollins Road Safety Improvements||Roanoke Co.|
|N/A||Route 460 at Dow Hollow Road Intersection Improvements||Roanoke Co.|
|N/A||Glade Creek Greenway at Vinyard Park West||Roanoke Co./Vinton|
|N/A||Washington Avenue Corridor Study||Roanoke Co./ Vinton|
|N/A||Route 419 Corridor Study||Roanoke Co./City of Salem/City of Roanoke|
|N/A||I-81 Corridor Improvements Exit 137 to 128 southbound||Multi-Jurisdiction|
|N/A||Vinyard Road Corridor Improvement Project||Town of Vinton|
|N/A||Vinyard Road Roadway Extension||Town of Vinton|
|N/A||Traffic Lights Replacements and Synchronization||Town of Vinton|
|N/A||Walnut Avenue Sidewalk||Town of Vinton|
|N/A||Spruce Street/East Virginia Avenue||Town of Vinton|
|N/A||Virginia Avenue / Hardy Road Corridor Improvement Project||Town of Vinton|
|N/A||Pedestrian Connections from Downtown Vinton to River Park Shopping Center||Town of Vinton|
|N/A||Garthright Bridge rehabilitation||Town of Vinton|
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The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission is seeking a energetic, passionate, and public-minded professional to serve as the Director of RIDE Solutions, the Commission’s commuter assistance and active transportation program. As Director of RIDE Solutions, candidates will manage the multi-regional commuter assistance program applying creative marketing, public outreach, event management, and other strategies to educate and encourage drivers to switch from single-occupant vehicles (SOVs) to high-occupant vehicle modes (HOVs) such as transit, vanpool, bicycle, walking, and carpool. Successful candidates will show expertise in developing, deploying, and measuring successful behavior change marketing campaigns, working with diverse constituents and organizations to identify needs and develop appropriate services, and will demonstrate knowledge and enthusiasm for the ability of mobility and transportation choice to transform communities, neighborhoods, and individuals. Candidates should also be familiar with the ways that historical mode-specific investments have shaped the physical form of our communities and supported or limited the opportunities of diverse populations with those communities.
The Director of RIDE Solutions will be responsible for managing and growing the program capacity, including increasing the capacity of RIDE Solutions to deliver services in the realm of commuter services, mobility and safety. As a Director-level position within the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, the Director of RIDE Solutions will also be responsible for setting and meeting the RIDE Solutions budget, managing and evaluating staff, including one direct staff report, participating in regional projects and planning efforts, increase the Commission’s capacity to deliver relevant services to our local governments, and will be a responsible and knowledgeable representative of the Commission to the public and our stakeholders.
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