Input wanted for Mt. Clinton Pike improvements project

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Harrisonburg Public Works and project consultants are seeking community input on the Mt. Clinton Pike improvements project.

Project design is underway on the effort, which will include a paved shared-use path between Park Road and Virginia Avenue, a left turn lane on Mt. Clinton Pike at Chicago Avenue, a crosswalk with pedestrian refuge island, speed radar sign, and possible sidewalk along the south side of Mt. Clinton Pike.

The project has been in the works for several years. However, due to a policy change at the state level involving transportation funding allocation, the original project scope was unable to be carried through full design and construction. While the project is significantly reduced from its original concept, which included a roundabout to consolidate the Park Road and Chicago Avenue intersections into one intersection with Mt. Clinton Pike, the improvements now under design are intended to achieve the same goals to improve traffic safety and operations, as well as enhance multimodal travel through the corridor.

Persons interested in learning more about the project and sharing their questions and suggestions can do so by visiting www.harrisonburgva.gov/mount-clinton-pike. The project is currently in the “Preliminary Engineering and Public Involvement” stage.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2023.

The City of Harrisonburg is centrally located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It is home to approximately 54,000 people. More information about the City of Harrisonburg is available online at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov.

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Contact:
Kelly Adams, Outreach & Communications Specialist
540-434-5928 x2215
Kelly.Adams@HarrisonburgVa.gov