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VDOT seeks public input on Route 33 Corridor Study

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VDOT is hosting the second in a series of two surveys for a transportation planning study of Route 33 in Rockingham County between the City of Harrisonburg and the Town of Elkton.

The first survey conducted in early 2021 helped the study team identify issues in the study area, while the second survey will gather public input on proposed solution.

The study data and survey responses will help inform the final study recommendations that will be provided to local government stakeholders. The second survey is available online from September 27, 2021 to October 18, 2021, at metroquestsurvey.com/4p9q.

For additional background information about the Route 33 study, visit VDOT’s study page at www.virginiadot.org/Route33StudyRockinghamCo.

Route 33 is the primary east-west corridor in Rockingham County, passing through several designated urban growth areas. The roughly 13-mile section of Route 33 between Harrisonburg and Elkton carries up to 26,000 vehicles a day, and had more than 550 reported crashes during the five-year period from 2015-2019. Local leaders and the VDOT Staunton District identified this corridor as needing solutions to reduce crashes and improve travel conditions amid anticipated growth.

This study is conducted through the VDOT Arterial Preservation Program, which seeks to identify ways to ensure safety and preserve the capacity of the Commonwealth’s arterial highway network without wide-scale roadway widening.

Those unable to access the online survey can provide comments about the Route 33 corridor in the following ways:

  • By email: reed@vdot.virginia.gov
  • By mail: Write to Brad Reed, Route 33 Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA 24401-9029.
  • By phone: Call 540-332-2266 and leave a voice mail. You message will be transcribed and recorded.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.