TRANSPORTATION GOALS

 

TG-1 Maintain and develop a safe, efficient and modern transportation system.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION OBJECTIVES

 

TO-1 Maintain the existing primary and secondary road system at acceptable levels, working with VDOT,

          to promote regularly scheduled maintenance, upgrades, and safety of all public roads.

 

TO-2 Develop scenic pull offs along roadways in Highland County.

 

TO-3 Complete the already planned extensive sidewalk and street lighting network project between the

          new recreational center site and the Town of Monterey.

 

TO-4 Encourage greater utilization of existing and future transportation infrastructure to meet the social

          and economic needs of the County.

 

TO-5 Continue the development of the Central Shenandoah Bicycle Trail Plan.

 

TO-6 Develop plans to respond to those in need of third party transportation.

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE PROPOSED METHODS OF ASSISTING THE COUNTY IN ACHIEVING ITS TRANPORTATION GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

 

TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIES

TARGET DATE

RESPONSIBILITY

 

TS-1 Clarify short passing zones with appropriate

         signage on Bullpasture Mountain. Identify

         additional passing zones throughout the county.

         Continue installation of guardrails, centerline

         reflectors, and aggressive salting with winter

         maintenance.

 

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

VDOT, Board of Supervisors

 

TS-2 Conduct a feasibility study for Scenic Byways to

         determine the impact on future highway projects,

         tourism, and economy.

 

 

 

2013

 

 

EDA & Chamber of Commerce

 

TS-3 Implement sidewalks and lighting.

 

 

2012

 

Board of Supervisors, Town of Monterey

 

 

TS-4 Conduct a feasibility study to determine the need

         for scheduled transportation services in and out of

         the county.

 

 

 

2014

 

 

EDA

 

TS-5 Continue the development of Central Shenandoah

         Bicycle Plan.

 

 

2012

 

Board of Supervisors

 

TS-6 Continue to explore all options for additional

         federal and state funding to address transportation

         initiatives throughout the county.

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

Board of Supervisors

 

 

The resources the county has identified to assist in conducting the studies include the following list of agencies and organizations among others:

 

 

l   Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission

 

l   Highland County Economic Development Authority

 

l   Highland County Planning Chamber of Commerce

 

l   Highland County Public Schools

 

l   Highland County Planning Commission

 

l   Valley Program for Aging Services

 

l   Department of Social Services

 

l   Shenandoah Valley Partnership

 

l   Department of Social Services

 

l   The Highland Center

 

 


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