Smoketree Drive and Gordon School Road - Road Diet Study

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A study is under review by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for a road diet on Smoketree Drive and Gordon School Road. The study identifies short-term and long-term improvements for the roads.  

The short-term improvement involves restriping narrower vehicular travel lanes to allow a bike lane along the road. This would be accomplished during resurfacing activities by VDOT. VDOT tentatively plans to resurface Smoketree Drive (Courthouse Rd. - Pleasanthill Dr.) and Gordon School Road (Ferryland Dr. - Smoketree Dr.) in 2022.  The following sections of these roads are proposed for the road diet which will provide bike lanes: 

  • Smoketree Drive from Courthouse Road to Yarrow Lane – Bike lane planned on both sides of road.
  • Smoketree Drive from Yarrow Lane to Gordon School Road – Bike lane planned on north side of road only; bicyclists would continue to share the sidewalk on the south side with pedestrians.
  • Gordon School Road from Smoketree Drive to Spirea Lane – Bike lane planned on north side of road only; bicyclists would continue to share the sidewalk on the south side with pedestrians.

The long-term improvement involves construction of a ten-foot wide shared-use path on the north side of Smoketree Drive from Courthouse Road to Yarrow Lane and on the south side of Gordon School Road along the elementary school property.

Additional information about the study is provided below.

Study Timeline
Ongoing

Contact
Barb Smith
Phone: 804-748-1037
Email Transportation


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