Electric Road Project

Electric Road Project Rendering with 3rd Lane/Bike Lanes/Sidewalks

Route 419 Widening, Safety, and Multimodal Improvements

The congested area of Route 419, Electric Road, near Tanglewood Mall will be improved with an additional southbound travel lane, plus bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. Improvements will extend from the County line at Route 220 to Ogden Road.

  • Estimated cost: $6.5 million.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Design Public Hearing Display (PDF)

Project Status

The Preliminary Engineering phase is complete and the Right-of-Way phase is underway. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held a Design Public Hearing in January 2018. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2020.

Improvements

  • Add one southbound, outside lane from Ogden Road to Route 220, Franklin Road, which will become southbound exit lane.
  • Add pedestrian crosswalks and signals at Ogden Road, Elm View Road and South Peak Boulevard.
  • Add sidewalks on the opposite side of the street from Ogden Road to South Peak Boulevard.
  • Add sidewalks on the Tanglewood Mall side from Ogden Road through the Route 220 underpass.
  • Consolidate three bus stops into one bus shelter.
  • Reduce pavement widths and add bicycle lanes to outside of the travel lanes.

Concept Plan

419 HB2 Concept Plan (PDF)

Typical Sections

419 HB2 Plan Typical Sections (PDF)

Funding

In June 2016, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved the Fiscal Year 2017-2022 Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP). SMART SCALE, formerly known as House Bill 2, is a system for choosing and funding transportation projects in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Route 419 Widening, Safety, and Multimodal Improvements project received $1 million in Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds and $4.8 million in HB2/Smart Scale funds. The Commonwealth Transportation Board added additional HSIP funds to the project in June 2019.

Past Studies & Background Information

Additional transportation planning documents are available at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission documents webpage.