Route 460 Land Use and Connectivity Study

Route 460 towards Botetourt Photo

May 2022 Community Meeting

The purpose of the second community meeting held on May 18, 2022, at Bonsack Elementary School was to review and comment on recommendations generated by the January community meeting, survey results, stakeholder feedback and analysis conducted along the corridor.  Proposed recommendations include:

  • Existing road upgrades;
  • New road connections;
  • Future land use changes to set the stage for future development; and
  • Pedestrian, bicycle, and greenway facilities.

Mailed Community Meeting Flyer

Meeting Exhibits

January 2022 Community Meeting

The purpose of the meeting held on January 13, 2022, at Bonsack Elementary School was to gather feedback and suggestions from residents and business owners alike on materials related to the study’s goals.

Mailed Community Meeting Flyer

Meeting Exhibit Aerial (this is a large file)

Meeting Exhibit Aerial with VDOT Projects


A total of 220 surveys were completed over three weeks in January 2022. 

January 2022 Survey Results

Study Purpose

The U.S. Route 460 Land Use and Connectivity Study will guide future decisions and actions in the Challenger Avenue corridor over the next 15 to 20 years.  The goals of the Study are to:

  1. Recommend ways to travel around the Bonsack community that are alternatives to Route 460/Challenger Avenue;
  2. Consider existing zoning classifications and future land use designations to determine potential changes to match desired development types; and
  3. Examine existing at-grade railroad crossings for potential improvements that may create development opportunities between the railroad and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Related Study Materials

Funded Projects

Roanoke County and the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization requested and received funding for three projects in 2021 to improve safety and traffic flow along the Challenger Avenue corridor.  Concept plans for each project are below.

Next Steps

A third community meeting will be held in September 2022 to review amended exhibits incorporating comments from the May community meeting and feedback.

  1. Megan Cronise

    Transportation Planning Administrator
    Phone: 540-772-2106