An expansion of the Town Center Park and Ride commuter lot in Waynesboro began on March 29, 2021, and is now complete and open to the public. The $1 million project provides additional parking spaces, new transit facilities and improved access and lighting. The project increased parking capacity to about 175 spaces, and includes a bus stop with a covered shelter. The lot is repaved and receive improved lighting.
Previously, the Park and Ride lot was unmarked, had room for about 120 personal vehicles, limited lighting, and no bus shelter or dedicated bus zone/pull off.
The pavement marking enhances safety for all users and improves pedestrian access to nearby shopping and dining facilities. Additional amenities include bicycle racks, sidewalks and landscaping. The project includes infrastructure to accommodate future charging stations for electric vehicles. All improvements are ADA compliant.
Also, a second entrance with a left-turn lane from Shenandoah Village Drive was added to improve access and help reduce congestion.
In December 2020 VDOT awarded a $1,020,026 contract to Plecker Construction Company of Staunton, Va. The Waynesboro Town Center Park and Ride project is funded by the SMART SCALE transportation prioritization program, and has a contract completion date of May 1, 2022. Substantial completion is scheduled for late 2021.