In the coming months, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin the Preliminary Engineering phase for pedestrian improvements along Ashcake Road in the Town of Ashland to improve safety and walkability along this increasingly busy corridor.
The exact project start date and timeline is to be determined by VDOT, but the project proposes the construction of a 10-foot wide multi-use asphalt trail along the south side of Ashcake Road from the Lance & Bridle Subdivision to approximately 300 feet past Swanee Drive.
Ashcake Road in this segment is most congested between Maple Street and Slash Drive in the eastbound direction. This not only causes long queues but also makes it very difficult for the vehicles coming out of the neighborhood east of Maple Street to turn left on Ashcake Road.
To eliminate this problem, the entrances to both neighborhoods in this segment of Ashcake Road will be modified to a right-in/right-out. The vehicles can use other entrances to the neighborhoods. In addition, left-turn lanes are provided in the northbound direction on Maple Street and the eastbound direction on Ashcake Road.
Follow the Town's Facebook page for updates on the anticipated start date, and subscribe to receive alerts on any required road closures associated with this project.