Studies: Zion Crossroads Corridor Improvement Study (Routes 15 and 250), Fluvanna & Louisa Counties

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Study Details

The Zion Crossroads Small Area Study will evaluate automobile, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian conditions along US 15 (James Madison Highway) between Sommerfield Drive and Starlite Park and US 250 (Richmond Road/Three Notch Road) between Zion Station Road and Poindexter Road in Louisa and Fluvanna Counties. The Zion Crossroads area continues to experience population growth and changes to land use and, as such, has experienced increasing safety and operational challenges.

The study vision is for the Zion Crossroads area and associated roadway network to support planned development and provide safe travel for all uses and users of the roadway.

The study will be done in two phases:

  • Phase one, which was completed in January 2020, convened a group of stakeholders that identified consensus goals and the scope of the study. 
  • Phase two will identify the transportation solutions that will help meet the vision and goals of the study. 

Study Schedule:

Schedule of phase two for Zion Crossroads corridor improvement study

Study Goals

  1. Safety: Improve the anticipated safety performance of the US 15 and US 250 through spot (intersection) and/or systemic (corridor-wide) treatments.
  2. Traffic Operations: Improve the traffic operations of study intersections within the study limits through the use of innovative intersection control strategies or other improvements.
  3. Access Management: Improve access management along US 15 and US 250 through the consolidation of access points or the restrictions of particular movements.
  4. Transit: Assess the potential for the introduction of transit service along the corridor.

This study is supported by a stakeholder group made up of representatives from VDOT, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC).

Benefits 

The purpose of the study is to develop short, mid, and longterm communitysupported transportation solutions to provide safe travel for all uses and users of the roadway.  

Resources

Lat/Long: US 250 from 37.976489, - 78.2366 to 37.965189, - 78.203047, and US 15 from 37.966497, - 78.223283 to 37.994483, - 78.198417

Locality: Fluvanna and Louisa

Page last modified: Jan. 14, 2021