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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.

Study Partners

Town of Marion

Mount Rogers Planning District Commission (MRPDC)

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT)

Mountain Lynx Transit

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.


The purpose of this study is to identify project recommendations for the Route 11 (Main Street) and Route 16 (Park Boulevard) corridors within the Town of Marion. This study will focus on improving roadway safety, reducing traffic congestion, and enhancing pedestrian accessibility/connectivity. The project recommendations that come from this study will be developed into funding applications for VDOT's SMART SCALE program and other transportation funding programs.

This Phase 2 survey is intended to obtain public input on the alternatives under consideration to address the issues that were identified by the study team and through the Phase 1 survey that was conducted in June and July 2023. In general, most of the respondents to the Phase 1 survey identified the need to improve roadway safety and reduce traffic congestion as their primary considerations for the study corridor. A commonly expressed theme in the survey comments was difficulty making left turns to and from Main Street between Park Boulevard and Keller Lane.

Study Location

Study area map for Project Pipeline Study BR-23-07 depicting the Route 11 (Main Street) and Route 16 (Park Boulevard) corridors within the Town of Marion