BR-23-06: Route 11 ( Main Street) - Town of Abingdon

BR-23-06 Overview Map

Route 19 (Porterfield Hwy.) TO Hillman Hwy.


The Phase 2 survey regarding potential improvements on Route 11 (Main St.) between Route 19 (Porterfield Hwy.) and Hillman Hwy. in the Town of Abingdon is complete.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify project recommendations for the Route 11 (Main Street) corridor within the Town of Abingdon. This study will focus on improving roadway safety, reducing traffic congestion, enhancing multimodal accessibility/connectivity (pedestrian, bicyclist, and transit), and accommodating parking needs. The project recommendations that come from this study will be developed into funding applications for Smart Scale Round 6 and other transportation funding programs.

Public Information Meeting

As part of the study, VDOT hosted a public information meeting on Feb. 20, 2024, to review alternatives/study recommendations. The public comment period closed on Feb. 27, 2024.

Study Partners

  • Town of Abingdon
  • Mount Rogers Planning District Commission (MRPDC)
  • VHB

Key Points of Contact

District Lead: Blake Ailor and Samantha Farmer

Lead Consultant: Chris Daily


Phase 1 May - August 2023 Diagnose Problems/Conduct Initial Public Outreach/Brainstorm Alternatives
Phase 2 September - December 2023 Evaluate Preliminary Alternatives/Conduct Public Outreach and Obtain Feedback/Select Preferred Alternatives
Phase 3 January-July 2024  Conduct Risk Assessment/Develop and Refine Preferred Alternatives/Prepare Cost Estimate and Investment Strategy

Phase 1 Public Engagement Summary

The Phase 1 survey regarding potential transportation safety, operations, access, and bicycle/pedestrian improvements on Route 11 (Main St.) between Route 19 (Porterfield Hwy.) and Hillman Hwy. in the Town of Abingdon is complete.

Dates Number of Participants (unique individuals)
June 19-July 3, 2023 307
The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Congestion Mitigation 84%
Pedestrian Access 68%
Safety Improvement 68%
Bicycle Access 56%
Transit Access 40%
Transportation Demand Management 36%
Transit Access for Equity Emphasis Areas 26%
What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 99%
Walking 46%
Cycling 23%
Truck or commercial vehicle 4%
Carpool / Vanpool 1%
Regional Transit 1%
Other 1%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 0%

Last updated: May 16, 2024

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