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Interstate 81 Exit 118 Relocation of Falling Branch Park and Ride

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Spring 2016

Est Completion Date
Fall 2017

$5.6 million



Lindsey Hodges

Project Description

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

Project Timeline

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.

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