Route 460 Land Use and Connectivity Study

460 Corridor

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

Community Meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to gather feedback and suggestions from residents and business owners alike on materials related to the study’s goals.

Community Meeting Information

Inclement weather date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the same time and location. 

At this open-house style meeting, attendees can come and go as they please. 

Mailed Community Meeting Flyer

Survey Button

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

Please complete the survey above by January 28, 2022.  A second community meeting will take place in May 2022.

  1. Megan Cronise

    Transportation Planning Administrator
    Phone: 540-772-2106