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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Survey Deadline Extended on Potential Transportation Improvements Along Route 199

VDOT map for Route 199 surveyWILLIAMSBURG/JAMES CITY COUNTY – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is providing additional time for the public to provide feedback online for a transportation study assessing potential operational and safety improvements along Humelsine Parkway (Route 199), between Brookwood Drive and John Tyler Highway (Route 5) in James City County and Williamsburg. Previously opened for public input on March 4 and set to close on March 19, the online survey will now remain open through Saturday, March 26, 2022.

The study will identify and analyze transportation issues along this corridor and its intersections, with a focus on congestion mitigation, safety improvements and enhanced pedestrian, bicycle and transit access. This analysis of the Route 199 corridor also includes potential improvements at the Route 199 intersections at Brookwood Drive, Jamestown Road, John Tyler Highway, as well as John Tyler Lane at John Tyler Highway. 

Through the online survey, members of the public are invited to review and rate potential transportation improvement options at these corridor intersections through a rating system and optional comment buttons provided on the survey feedback pages. The survey’s star rating system asks respondents to select from a range of one to five stars for each potential option at the study intersections, with one star representing the option as unfavorable and up to five stars representing the option as strongly favored.

VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more about the study at Study materials include a presentation and executive summary, as well as a link to the online survey that will now be available through March 26. 

Community input received through this survey will help the study team further refine and finalize potential improvements. The potential improvements presented are only preliminary and are not scheduled or funded as a construction project at this time. The study partners may consider the recommended improvements for possible advancement through future local, regional, state and federal transportation funding programs.

This study is being conducted as part of a new program, Project Pipeline, created by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). Project Pipeline is a performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. Through this planning process, projects and solutions may be considered for funding through programs including SMART SCALE, revenue sharing, interstate funding and others. 

Project Pipeline 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 James City County, the City of Williamsburg, the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization 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 final plan will provide a multimodal investment strategy that can be used to seek and secure funding. 

VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT Civil Rights at 757-956-3000.

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