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Plantation Road Project
Ribbon Cutting
The Plantation Road Project Phase I Ribbon Cutting was held on October 31, 2018 and featured staff in Wizard of Oz costumes with candy for trick or treaters.

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.

Proposed improvements include sidewalks, shared use paths, pedestrian crosswalks and signals, street trees, pedestrian-scaled lighting, a Hollins community identification sign, landscaping and drainage improvements. One of the primary goals of constructing the shared use paths is to connect Walrond Park with the Tinker Creek Greenway which then intersects with an extensive network of trails at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve.

Phase I
The Plantation Road Project began in 2009 and since that time approximately $4.2 million in federal, state and local funds have been allocated for Phase I of the project. Construction began in March 2017 and is now complete. The project 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; and
  • Underground and overhead utility relocations.

Lila Drive Intersection
The Lila Drive Intersection Safety Improvements project was awarded about $1.27 million in grant 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;
  • Harris entrance closure on Plantation Road and relocation to Lila Drive;
  • Wells Fargo entrance consolidation on Lila Drive; and
  • Reconstruction of about 420 feet of Lila Drive to the new Harris entrance.
The project is currently in the Right of Way phase with construction advertisement anticipated in Fiscal Year 2020.

Phase II
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; and
  • Pedestrian signals at the Gander Way/Friendship Lane intersection.
Preliminary Engineering will be underway shortly and construction is anticipated in Fiscal Year 2021.

Project Milestones

Update Emails

2018 2017 2014 2013 2012
April 2018
March 2017 November 2014 December 2013 March 2012
July 2018 June 2017 September 2014 January 2013 January 2012
October 2018 July 2017 June 2014
  September 2017 January 2014

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Applications and Presentations

2016 Smart Scale Application for Plantation Road Bicycle, Pedestrian and Streetscape Improvements, Phase II

2015 Smart Scale Application for Lila Drive Intersection Safety Improvements

2013 Regional Surface Transportation Program Application
December 2013 Plantation Road Overview Presentation

2013 Transportation Alternatives Program Application
2013 Presentation

2011 Transportation Enhancement Program Application
2011 Presentation

Other Documents

Hollins Area Plan Adopted in 2008 as part of the 2005 Roanoke County Comprehensive Plan

Plantation Road Corridor Study completed by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for VDOT and Roanoke County

For More Information

Contact Megan Cronise, Principal Planner, by email or by phone at (540)772-2106.