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Downtown Harrisonburg Operations Study

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Current Size: 80%

This study evaluated the traffic impacts of modifying the downtown transportation network, which will inform the City's future Downtown Master Planning process. Using traffic software models, consultants and the study team analyzed three different scenarios. They included:

  1. Reducing Main Street from two travel lanes to one
  2. Reducing Liberty Street from two travel lanes to one
  3. Reducing Main Street and Liberty Street from two through travel lanes to one each 

To evaluate the impacts of these scenarios on traffic performance measures, the study consultant developed current and future year (2030) traffic models for over 30 downtown intersections, tested land reconfiguration concepts in the future model (2030) and developed three traffic impact mitigation recommendations.  For additional information on the study, view the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organizations study webpage.

The study area and intersections are shown below. 

Study area

For more information, view the final report. [28MB]PDF

Questions: Contact Mr. Tom Hartman, PE, Director of Public works at Tom.Hartman@harrisonburgva.gov or 540-434-5928.