Public Comment Sought on an Amendment to the Roanoke Valley Transportation Plan

The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (RVTPO) is accepting comments on the proposed Amendment #5 to the Roanoke Valley Transportation Plan (RVTP). The amendment seeks to consider projects with increases in cost greater than 10%.

The current RVTP, as shown below, reflects the two subject projects covered under this amendment.

JurisdictionProject TitleProject LimitsProject DescriptionEst. Cost in Year of Expenditure
Town of VintonGlade Creek Greenway, Phase 2BGearhart Park to Walnut AvenuePaved 10’ wide greenway from Gearhart Park to Walnut Avenue.$476,000
Roanoke CountyRoanoke River Greenway – Blue Ridge Parkway Crossing along Highland RoadBlue Ridge Parkway and Highland RoadConstruction of 0.30 miles of Roanoke River Greenway underneath the Blue Ridge Parkway, connecting bicyclists and pedestrians safely to other funded sections of the Roanoke River Greenway.$708,258

The table below lists the projects and the proposed cost estimate increases.

 

 

Comments will be accepted until June 15, 2022 and a hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June 23, 2022 at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission offices at 313 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA.

We have developed a short survey to gather public input on the proposed amendment. The survey can be taken here.

For more information on the draft amendment, contact Bryan Hill at (540) 343-4417 or by E-mail at bhill@rvarc.org.

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