[434KB] Press Release: Community Invited to learn about University Blvd., Evelyn Byrd Ave. project
The City of Harrisonburg Public Works department held a public hearing on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm at the Hyatt Place Harrisonburg, 1884 Evelyn Byrd Avenue, in Event Place 2 & 3 (first floor).
A questionnaire to collect public thoughts/questions is available digitally until November 27, 2023. Written and oral comments may be submitted to Brittany Clem-Hott by emailing Brittany.Clem-Hott@harrisonburgva.gov or calling 540-434-5928 before or after the open house.
University Boulevard and Evelyn Byrd Avenue Roadway Reconfiguration and Sidewalk Project Questionnaire
Public Forum Visual Aids
This project will reconfigure University Blvd (0.7 miles) and Evelyn Byrd Avenue (1.3 miles) by converting the streets from 4 lanes to 2 vehicle lanes, a center turn lane and bike lanes to provide access management and improve safety. University Blvd has a high density of commercial entrances, which leads to dangerous weaving throughout the corridor as vehicles try to get around turning vehicles, and results in other safety hazards related to speeds and turning movements. The project will also bring a multimodal focus to University Blvd and Evelyn Byrd Ave. Sidewalks will be added to University Blvd on both sides, and on Evelyn Byrd Ave on the north/east side to connect sporadic sections of existing sidewalk. Bus shelters and benches will be added to bus stops. This project is funded by a VDOT Smart Scale grant.
[443KB] Project Diagram PDF
[58KB] Project Diagram JPEG
Preliminary Engineering and Public Involvement: 2022-24
Right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation: 2024-25