LY-23-08: Route 86 (Central Boulevard) - City of Danville

LY-23-08 Overview Map

Industrial Avenue to North of Memorial Drive


The Phase 2 survey regarding potential improvements along Route 86 (Central Blvd.) between north of Memorial Dr. and Industrial Ave. in the City of Danville is complete.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify project recommendations for the Route 86 (Central Boulevard) corridor between Industrial Avenue and north of Memorial Drive. The identified VTrans high priority needs, safety improvement, bicycle access, pedestrian access, pedestrian safety improvement, and transit access, will be the focus of the study. Additional priorities, including rail on-time performance and transportation demand management, 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 Danville
  • Danville Metropolitan 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 Route 86 (Central Blvd.) between Industrial Ave. and north of Memorial Dr. in the City of Danville is complete.

Dates Number of Participants (unique individuals)
September 7-21, 2023 82
The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Vehicular Safety 86%
Pedestrian Safety 71%
Pedestrian Access 66%
Bicycle Access 51%
Transit Access 47%
Transportation Demand Management 33%
Rail On-time Performance 25%
What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 98%
Walking 13%
Cycling 6%
Metro Bus, Local Bus, or Commuter Bus 3%
Truck or Commercial Vehicle 3%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 0%
Carpool / Vanpool 0%
Other 0%

Last updated: April 2, 2024

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