Tuesday, December 5, 2023

VDOT to Host Public Information Meeting for Route 199 Corridor Transportation Study

(James City County)

WILLIAMSBURG/JAMES CITY COUNTY — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the City of Williamsburg and James City County will hold public information meetings on Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20 on the Route 199 Project Pipeline Study.

The public is invited to attend in person to learn more about a preliminary transportation study that assesses potential safety and operational improvements along Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) between Brookwood Drive and John Tyler Highway (Route 5).

The purpose of the study is to identify and analyze transportation issues along the corridor and its intersections. The study focuses on congestion mitigation, safety improvements, and enhanced pedestrian, bicycle and transit access, according to the meeting announcement.

The analysis also includes potential improvements to the Route 199 intersections at Brookwood Drive, Jamestown Road, and John Tyler Highway, as well as the John Tyler Lane/Strawberry Plains Road intersection at John Tyler Highway.

Public Information Meetings:

Monday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m.
Laurel Lane Elementary School
112 Laurel Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Tuesday, Sept. 20, Noon to 2 p.m.
Williamsburg Community Building
401 North Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity to review the study information. A formal presentation will begin approximately 30 minutes after the start of each meeting, followed by breakout sessions facilitated by study representatives, as well as additional exhibits on display. Meeting materials will be available for review on the study website starting Sept. 19.

Comments can be provided at the meetings or submitted following the meetings by Sept. 30 to Mr. Jerry Pauley, Virginia Department of Transportation, 7511 Burbage Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435. Comments referencing “Route 199 Project Pipeline Study Comment” in the subject line may also be emailed to Jerry.Pauley@VDOT.Virginia.gov.

This study is being conducted as part of Project Pipeline, a new performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia, according to the announcement. The project is led by Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI) in collaboration with VDOT and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

The Commonwealth is partnering with the City of Williamsburg, James City County, the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) and consultant Kimley-Horn to develop targeted improvements for the Route 199 Project Pipeline Study that minimize impacts to the community and address priority needs in a cost-effective way.

The announcement notes potential improvements are only preliminary and are not scheduled or funded as a construction project at this time. The study partners may consider the improvements for possible advancement through future local, regional, state and federal transportation funding programs.

Find more information on the study here.

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