Turn Lanes At U.S. 340, Port Republic Rd. To Be Discussed

Posted: February 26, 2013

 HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing next month on a proposal that VDOT officials say will improve safety at a widely used intersection in Rockingham County.

The project calls for the addition of left-turn lanes at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Port Republic Road, located south of Elkton.

The hearing is slated for 4 p.m. on March 26 at South River Elementary School in Grottoes.

The project would consist of two thru-lanes and a 12-foot left-turn lane that would feed motorists turning from U.S. 340, also known as Eastside Highway, onto Port Republic Road. The road also will have 10-foot shoulders and roadside ditches. Paved shoulders also will be constructed to accommodate future bicycle and/or pedestrian needs. Widening also will take place on the eastern side of U.S. 340.
 
— Staff Reports



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