SALEM – The Park ‘N Ride Expansion project off I-81 at Exit 140 interchange on Route 311 is scheduled to begin next week. Work will include expansion and improvements to the existing lot that will result in additional parking capacity (from approx. 112 vehicles to approx. 232 vehicles), a designated bus loading area, commuter shelter, bike racks, lighting, landscaping, and sidewalks including sidewalk along the west side of Route 311 from the Park ‘N Ride lot to the Salem city limits.
Beginning in April, parking spaces in the Park ‘N Ride lot will be reduced by approximately 50% at all times throughout the duration of the project. There are currently 112 parking spaces in the lot so drivers should plan for approximately 50 parking spaces being available at any given time during construction. The portions of the lot that will be closed will be marked by barricades and signs will be posted.
Signs for the work zone will be placed today along Edgebrook Road and Mountain Heights Drive and additional signage to assist drivers will be installed within the next week.
Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and expect some inconveniences during construction. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2017.
For more information about this project, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/Exit140parkandride
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