SA-23-10: Route 11/Route 460 (West Main Street)

SA-23-10 Overview Map

Fallbrooke Drive (Route 940) TO Pleasant Run Drive (Route 796)


The Phase 2 survey regarding potential improvements for the Route 11/Route 460 (West Main St.) at Dow Hollow Rd. (Route 647) intersection in Roanoke County is complete.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify project recommendations for the Route 11/Route 460 (West Main Street) at Dow Hollow Road (Route 647) intersection within Roanoke County. This study will focus on improving roadway safety and preserving capacity, including re-evaluating options from previous studies and developing additional recommendations if needed. The project recommendations from this study may be developed into funding applications for SMART SCALE Round 6 and other transportation funding programs.

Public Information Meeting

Roanoke County hosted a community meeting on Feb. 28. 2024, at the Glenvar Library to receive comments on proposed safety improvements at the West Main Street (Route 11/460) and Dow Hollow Road intersection near Interstate 81 Exit 132 (Dixie Caverns). Click here for more information and to view the meeting exhibits.

Study Partners

  • Roanoke County
  • Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization
  • WRA

Key Points of Contact

District Lead: Carol Moneymaker

Lead Consultant: Dana Trone


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 and capacity preservation improvements for the Route 11/Route 460 (West Main St.) at Dow Hollow Rd. (Route 647) intersection in Roanoke County is complete.

Dates Number of Participants (unique individuals)
August 8-22, 2023 241
The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Safety 98%
Capacity Preservation 51%
What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 100%
Truck or Commercial Vehicle 10%
Walking 4%
Cycling 4%
Other 2%
Carpool / Vanpool 1%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 0%

Last updated: April 8, 2024

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