LY-23-09: U.S. 41 (Franklin Turnpike) - Pittsylvania County

LY-23-09 Overview Map

North of Hunting Hills Road to Orphanage Road


The Phase 2 survey regarding potential improvements along Route 41 (Franklin Tpke.) between north of Hunting Hills Rd. and Orphanage Rd. in Pittsylvania County is complete.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this study is to analyze the safety and operational issues identified along the U.S. 41 (Franklin Turnpike) corridor between north of Hunting Hills Road and Orphanage Road, with a focus on providing safety improvements and enhanced bicycle, pedestrian, and transit access. The project recommendations made as part of this study may be developed into future funding applications for SMART SCALE and other transportation funding programs.

Public Information Meeting

VDOT is hosting a meeting about the study and improvement alternatives to the section of Franklin Turnpike in Pittsylvania County that starts just north of Route 864 (Hunting Hills Road) and ends at Route 743 (Orphanage Road). The purpose of this study is to address the needs identified in the statewide transportation plan, VTrans.  On Franklin Turnpike these needs include safety and multimodal access.

Monday, March 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m.
Mt Hermon Volunteer Fire Department, 4268 Franklin Turnpike, Danville, VA 24540 

The public can provide input at the meeting or by taking the online survey, which will be open for responses March 18-April 1, 2024.

Study Partners

  • Pittsylvania County
  • Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • EPR

Key Points of Contact

District Lead: Rick Youngblood

Lead Consultant: Jeanie Alexander


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. 41 (Franklin Tpke.) between Orphanage Rd. and north of Hunting Hills Rd. in Pittsylvania County is complete.

Dates Number of Participants (unique individuals)
September 7-21, 2023 245
The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Vehicular Safety 89%
Pedestrian Safety 49%
Pedestrian Access 39%
Bicycle Access 31%
Transit Access 25%
Transportation Demand Management 21%
What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 97%
Walking 10%
Cycling 7%
Truck or Commercial Vehicle 6%
Other 2%
Carpool / Vanpool 1%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 0%

Last updated: April 2, 2024

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