South Main Street Corridor: Exit 243 Interchange to Mosby Road

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Current Size: 80%

The project makes multiple improvements to South Main Street in the vicinity of the I-81 Exit 243 interchange and extending north nearly to Mosby Road. 

Project diagram

*The above conceptual diagram was created for the application for funding for this project. As project design/engineering is completed, project components and details may change from what is shown. 

For a larger version or to navigate conceptual diagram details, please view: Conceptual Diagram - South Main Street pdf icon [5.30MB]

The project will have safety benefits and improve operations at intersections to reduce delay. Information about each aspect of the project is provided below. Project funded through the VDOT SMART SCALE program. 

At the intersection of South Main Street, Covenant Drive, and the I-81 on-ramp and off-ramp (Exit 243), the improvements will construct additional turn lanes and associated changes to improve operations at this intersection. The intersection of South Main Street and Pleasant Valley Road will also be improved through construction of additional turn lanes. At the South Main Street and Pointe Drive intersection, a change will be constructed to improve safety and reduce delay through an innovative way of accommodating left turns from Point Drive. 

To improve safety along South Main Street, a median will be constructed for the majority of the segment. Sidewalk will be added along the west side of South Main Street, where there isn't existing sidewalk, between the existing sidewalk south of the interchange and the existing sidewalk north of Pointe Drive. Additional short distances of sidewalk will be added on Pleasant Valley Road, the east side of South Main Street, and Kaylor Park Drive. Pedestrian signals, ramps, and crosswalks will be installed where appropriate at the intersections with Covenant Drive and with Pleasant Valley Road. An enhanced crosswalk across South Main Street will be constructed just south of Pointe Drive. Shelters will be installed at 4 bus stops on the corridor. 

For information about the project to make improvements on South Main Street between Stone Spring Road and Mosby Road, view this webpage.

Project Schedule:

Preliminary engineering and public engagement – 2023-24

Right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation – 2024-26

Construction – 2027/28