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Route 29 Corridor Study

Creating a transportation blueprint for the Route 29 corridor
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
November 2009

Corridor Study

$1.5 million

Lengths and Limits
Interstate 66 to North Carolina state line

Parsons Transportation Group

Albemarle, Amherst, Campbell, and Nelson

Culpeper, Lynchburg, and Northern Virginia

Marsha Fiol

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The Route 29 Corridor Study takes a comprehensive look at the transportation needs for the entire Route 29 Corridor as it travels through Virginia, from the North Carolina state line to Interstate 66 in Prince William County.
The goal is to create a Route 29 corridor blueprint that includes a short-term action plan, intermediate recommendations and a vision plan that identifies long-range goals, policies and recommendations.

The Route 29 corridor is a vital link in Virginia’s transportation network and ensuring its long-term viability is essential to the future development of the state’s economic potential.

Along with identifying the numerous local needs along this regional corridor the study will also develop a vision for the future for how to best meet those needs.

The corridor study will consider a range of mobility options and needs along the corridor, including personal and commercial vehicles, rail and public transit as well as other modes of transportation.

The results of the study will be used to help establish local, regional and statewide goals for a long-range transportation blueprint that will form the basis for future projects along the Route 29 corridor.

Route 29 Corridor Study Report

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) considered a resolution on the Route 29 Corridor Study at its Dec. 17, 2009, meeting. 

The CTB approved the consensus strategies and goals of the final report and directed the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) to use the corridor-wide strategies as a high-level guide for local and regional planning within the corridor.

Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton established a subcommittee of CTB members to direct additional work by VDOT and DRPT to develop a draft process for future corridor studies and to address the cited deficiencies in the Route 29 Corridor Study. 

The corridor study process will ensure that the CTB will take the lead role in developing consensus among the affected localities, planning district commissions, metropolitan planning commissions and transit agencies along the corridor being studied.

The CTB resolution also directed VDOT and DRPT to provide recommendations for future action on the following specific issues in the Route 29 corridor:

  • A prioritized list of intersections to be replaced by grade-separated intersections and interchanges

  • A plan to improve mobility and accessibility north of Charlottesville, evaluating various alternatives and not limited to prior proposals

  • A plan to improve mobility and accessibility in the Gainesville, Haymarket and Buckland region, evaluating various alternatives and not limited to prior proposals

  • A plan to minimize the number of traffic-control signals in the corridor.

The recommendations are to be presented to the CTB by July 1, 2010. The CTB will authorize a corridor implementation plan once the preceding issues have been addressed and the final study is approved.



Study Addendum: The CTB subcommittee on Route 29 completed its work on the directives of the December 2009 CTB Resolution. This Addendum is the compilation of the work of the CTB Subcommittee which was accepted by the CTB on June15, 2011. Information on meetings of the CTB Subcommittee is available on the CTB’s website,

Local comprehensive plans and other documents for localities within the study area can be found at:

Route 29 Citizen Information Meeting Materials (Sept. 22 - Oct. 6, 2009) 



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