Route 522 Front Royal Pike Relocation Study

Study Overview

Growth in traffic volume is soon expected to exceed the capacity of the signalized intersection of US Route 522 (Front Royal Pike) with US Routes 17/50 (Millwood Pike) and the northbound entrance to I-81. The relocation of Route 522 along a new alignment incorporating Prince Frederick Drive was among the ancillary network improvements identified in the planning and development of the I-81 Exit 313/Rt. 50 improvements to relieve the existing intersection of some traffic and accommodate future development. This study will develop and refine the identified network improvements, identify portions that have independent utility, and develop phasing goals.

Benefits of Study Recommendations

  • Reduce travel delay on Routes 17/50/522 (Millwood Pike) at the I-81 Exit 313 interchange
  • Open new opportunities for development and redevelopment in the vicinity of the project

Study Timeline

  • Study Kick-Off Meeting was held February 10, 2020
  • Study team met on March 27, 2020 to review the initial set of alternatives
  • Study team met on April 28, 2020 to finalize the three alternatives to carry forward to the public survey
  • Public survey coming soon
  • Virtual public meeting to be announced
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