EPR, P.C. performed an access management study for the Campbell Avenue corridor between Route 460 and the Lynchburg Expressway. The goal of the study was to examine existing conditions for access management and related corridor operations, and then provide specific recommendations, in terms of physical improvements, policies, and implement strategies to guide future CIP spending and corridor planning.
The study effort included conducting three public workshops, examining the three year crash history, modeling key intersections, identifying areas where site access is substandard relative to industry standard access management criteria, and then developing recommendations to help mitigate access and traffic operational concerns. In addition, the study considered existing and future multimodal needs along the corridor.
Through the study process, Road diet concepts were identified, analyzed, and vetted with the public and project stakeholders. The minor arterial roadway has an existing ADT of approximately 17,000 VPD. Once the nearby new interchange of Odd Fellows Road/Route 460 is constructed the ADT is expected to decrease. The road diet concept was found to provide safety and multimodal benefits while affording the opportunity to improve the overall appearance of this entry corridor into the City.
The resulting recommendations addressed current and future access issues and opportunities and identified specific intersection, corridor, and multimodal improvements that could be undertaken in the future. Policy recommendations along with implementation and funding strategies where also provided.
Key Aspects of this job:
- Transportation Planning
- Traffic Engineering
- Public Involvement
Bob White, AICP, Region 2000