Plantation Road Project

Plantation Road Project Phase I Ribbon Cutting was held on October 31, 2018, with staff in Wizard of

Project Overview

The Plantation Road Bicycle, Pedestrian and Streetscape Improvement project (Plantation Road Project) encompasses the length of Plantation Road (Route 115) from Interstate 81 to Williamson Road (Route 11), a distance of about one mile. One of the primary goals of the project is to connect Walrond Park with the Tinker Creek Greenway which then intersects with an extensive network of trails at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve.The original project was split into multiple phases due to funding constraints. 

Phase I (Williamson Road to Walrond Drive): Completed October 2018

The $4.2 million project (federal, state and local funds) began construction in March 2017, was completed in October 2018 and includes:

  • A pedestrian and bicycle shared use path on the west side of Plantation Road from Williamson Road to Walrond Drive
  • Street trees
  • A "Welcome to Hollins" gateway sign
  • Curb, gutter, and storm drains
  • Underground and overhead utility relocations

Lila Drive Intersection: Under Construction

The Lila Drive Intersection Safety Improvements project was awarded about $1.27 million in SMART SCALE funds in 2016. The project includes:

  • Traffic signal installation at the intersection of Lila Drive and Plantation Road;
  • Pedestrian signals and crosswalks at the intersection
  • BSC Ventures/Double Envelope entrance realignment
  • Wells Fargo entrance consolidation on Lila Drive

The project is currently under construction with completion anticipated in December 2020.

Phase II (Walrond Drive to Gander Way)

About $1.75 million in SMART SCALE funds were awarded for the second phase of the Plantation Road Project in 2017. This project will include:

  • Sidewalk on the west side of Plantation Road from Walrond Drive to Gander Way
  • Street trees
  • Curb, gutter, and storm drains
  • Intersection improvements at Walrond Drive
  • Pedestrian signals at the Gander Way/Friendship Lane intersection

The Right-of-Way phase is underway, overhead utilities are being relocated and construction is anticipated in 2021.

Project Milestones

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  5. 2018
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  7. 2020