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Smart Scale Program
The Town of Christiansburg has put forth three transportation projects to be considered for funding through Virginia’s Smart Scale Program. Funding through this program is determined by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. 

The three projects under consideration include: 

North Franklin Street – Peppers Ferry Road Connector Route:  
This new 1.4-mile highway construction would include a posted 35-mph, 4-lane, 40-mph design, with a divided controlled access connector between N. Franklin Street (U.S. Route 460 Business) and Peppers Ferry Road, N.W. (Virginia Route 114). 
Construction would be two lanes with the exception of the first 1,800 feet south of Peppers Ferry Road, N.W. and the first 700 feet west of N. Franklin Street, which would be four lane. The connection to Cambria Street and Providence Boulevard would be accomplished by the use of a roundabout. – This project is estimated to cost $21,855,521.

North Franklin Street – Depot Street Intersection Upgrade: 

This project aims to upgrade the intersection at N. Franklin Street and Depot Street to add dedicated left turn lanes onto Depot Street for northbound and southbound North Franklin Street traffic. The project would also provide sidewalks for pedestrian accommodation. This project is estimated to cost $2,887,314.

Parkway Drive Extension to South Franklin Street: 
This project would extend Parkway Drive to South Franklin Street as a posted 35 mph, two-lane highway designed to accommodate four lanes at a design speed of 50 mph. This project is estimated to cost $11,949,276.

Decisions by the Commonwealth Transportation Board are expected to be made in early summer 2017. If any projects are selected for funding through the Smart Scale program, they would also be scheduled in VDOT’s Six-Year Improvement Program.

Resources
North Franklin Street – Depot Street Intersection Upgrade Sheet 1
North Franklin Street – Depot Street Intersection Upgrade Sheet 2
North Franklin Street – Depot Street Intersection Upgrade Detail
North Franklin Street – Peppers Ferry Road Connector Route
Parkway Drive Extension to South Franklin Street Plans
Virginia’s Smart Scale Program 
VDOT’s Six-Year Improvement Plan