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.
Rockingham and Harrisonburg Transportation Survey
Regional transportation planners are working on a long range transportation plan that looks at the transportation needs 25 years out.
One last chance to comment on Route 33 East improvements
After a year of work compiling traffic and safety data and incorporating public input, VDOT’s recommendation for improvements along the route is almost complete.
Time to look at the I-81 widening plans in Harrisonburg
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) wants your input on the preliminary design plans for widening Interstate 81 through Harrisonburg
Make comments on Mt. Clinton Pike improvements
We applaud city staff for their effort to reimagine this intersection another time after their first plan that included a roundabout was not competitive for funding.
What do you think? A Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail?
It’s time to share your views! State agencies are seeking public input on the concept of a Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail.