Interstate 81 Exit 118 Relocation of Falling Branch Park and Ride
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
VDOT constructed the first (original) Park and Ride facility at I-81 Exit 118 in the late 1990’s and was located in the southwest quadrant of the I-81/ Route 460 Bypass interchange. This original Park & Ride was recently relocated (in July 2014) to its present, temporary location along Route 11/460 Business (Roanoke Street), just east of the Route 460 Bypass/Route 460 Business (Roanoke Street) intersection.
The primary purpose of this project is to permanently relocate and increase capacity of the Park & Ride to meet future demands. The new park and ride to be constructed will be located at Intersection Route 460 Bypass and Route 11/460 Business and Intersection Route 11/460 Business and Simmons Road.
The existing Park & Ride has parking for approximately 61 vehicles and the new facility will have capacity for approximately 270. The original Park & Ride facility was 150-feet by 220-feet in size, or approximately 1.1 acres. The proposed permanent, expanded facility is 500-feet by 350-feet in size, or approximately 5.2 acres.
Improvements will include:
• Increase existing parking spaces from 61 to 270
• Installment of three bus shelters, bike racks and handicap parking and accommodations
• Install new lighting
• Install new sidewalks
Construction began in spring 2016.
A Design Public Hearing was held in October of 2014.
The project is scheduled to be completed by fall 2017.