Rockingham County Local Transportation
The Alliance plays a unique role in Rockingham County in our analysis of local, regional and state transportation plans and the potential impacts on the county’s rural landscape and agricultural economy.
We support road projects that ease local traffic connections, use limited transportation funds wisely and minimize impacts on our communities and natural and historic resources.
For more than 18 years, Rockingham residents have voiced their strong opposition to building a Harrisonburg bypass through our region’s beautiful farms, battlefields and rural hamlets. In that time, trends have continued to show the project makes no sense.
Yet a bypass-loop road project remains in the transportation plans approved at every level of government – Rockingham County, the City of Harrisonburg, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) cutting through productive farmland and historic battlefields. We followed the MPO Long Range Transportation Plan closely because it will inform the Comprehensive Plans of both Rockingham County and Harrisonburg City and will call on you for input and comments at every opportunity.
Ask VDOT to fund shared use path on Market Street
State officials are making transportation funding decisions over the next few weeks. There is a great local project that could […]
Friedens and Rockingham Rural Roads
Encouraging public input in local planning decisions is a vital part of the work of the Alliance. The citizens of [...]
Port Republic Road Improvements – our take
UPDATE 3/12/2019: Thank you to those of you who were able to come to the Port Republic Road meeting. There […]
Port Republic Road Improvements – opportunity for input
If you’re a resident in or around Harrisonburg, it’s hard not to have an opinion on Port Republic Road. And […]
Why is I-81 broken?
Our own Kim Sandum on Interstate 81 – as published in The Roanoke Times. Before we ask “Who’s going to […]