LY-23-07: U.S. 501 Business (Langhorne Road) - City of Lynchburg

LY-23-07 Overview Map

Halsey Road to Tate Springs Road


The Phase 2 survey regarding potential improvements along U.S. 501 Business (Langhorne Rd.) between Halsey Rd. and Tate Springs Rd. in the City of Lynchburg is complete.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify project recommendations for the U.S. 501 Business (Langhorne Road) corridor between Halsey Road and Tate Springs Road. The identified VTrans high priority needs, safety improvement, bicycle access, and transportation demand management, will be the focus of the study. Additional priorities, including pedestrian access, pedestrian safety improvement, and transit access, will also be reviewed and analyzed. The project recommendations made as part of this study may be developed into future funding applications for SMART SCALE and other transportation funding programs.

Study Partners

  • City of Lynchburg
  • Central Virginia Transportation Planning Organization
  • Michael Baker International

Key Points of Contact

District Lead: Rick Youngblood

Lead Consultant: Zach Harris 


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, transportation demand management, and bicycle/pedestrian/transit improvements along U.S. 501 Business (Langhorne Rd.) between Halsey Rd. and Tate Springs Rd. in the City of Lynchburg is complete.

Dates Number of Participants (unique individuals)
August 30-September 13, 2023 105
The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Vehicular Safety 78%
Pedestrian Safety 65%
Pedestrian Access 60%
Bicycle Access 51%
Transit Access 45%
Transportation Demand Management 38%
What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 97%
Walking 14%
Cycling 11%
Truck or commercial vehicle 5%
Carpool / Vanpool 3%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 1%
Metro Bus, Local Bus, or Commuter Bus 1%
Other 1%

Last updated: April 2, 2024

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