SMART Scale Program
The Town of Christiansburg is submitting 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. Applications are currently being prepared and will be submitted in August 2020. Links to the state’s application "Smart Portal" will be available once applications are finalized and formally submitted.
If projects are funded and move forward, the design procedures include all federal provisions for the NEPA Process (which includes noise impacts and abatement).
The three projects under consideration include:
North Franklin Street – Peppers Ferry Road Connector Route, Phase 1 (Peppers Ferry to Cambria Street):
This new highway construction would include a posted 35-mph, 2-lane, 40-mph design, with a controlled access connector between Cambria Street and Peppers Ferry Road, N.W. (Virginia Route 114).
Construction would be two lanes with the exception of the first 500 feet south of Peppers Ferry Road, N.W. The connection to Cambria Street and Providence Boulevard would be accomplished by the use of a roundabout. – This project is estimated to cost $9,737,090. A project sketch is available here.
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 $2,529.922. A project sketch is available here.
North Franklin Street - Elm to Depot Pedestrian and Lighting Upgrades:
Project includes installation of sidewalk and curb & Gutter from Elm St. to Mill Ln. and sidewalk infill from Mill Ln. toward Depot St. Lighting is also proposed along the corridor to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety. The project begins at the existing Independence Blvd. intersection with N. Franklin Street and ends at Depot St. intersection with N. Franklin Street. This project is estimated to cost $4,596,990. A project sketch is available here.