The SMART SCALE Round 5 submission deadline was on August 1, 2022 and there were 412 applications submitted statewide for a total request of $333 million. There were 41 submissions in the VDOT Staunton District for Round 5, compared to 42 applications submitted in Round 4 in 2020. Of those 42 applications, six applications were in the SAWMPO region. Augusta County submitted 1 application, the SAWMPO submitted two applications on behalf of the County, and the City of Waynesboro submitted three applications. The District award is expected to be in the range of $50-60 million. 

VDOT Staunton District staff is coordinating with localities on validating each application ahead of the project scoring phase, which will be conducted by VDOT Central Office in fall 2022. The scores will be released, along with the draft recommended funding scenario, in January 2023.

Smart Scale Round 5 Final Applications



Augusta County

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Long-term Access Improvements*

Construct 3,700 feet of new alignment to connect US 250 to WWRC

I-64 and US 250 Exit 99 Intersection Improvement*

Install an unsignalized Continuous Green T (CGT) intersection at the I-64 Exit 99 ramp intersection with US 250

Route 256 and I-81 Interchange: Three Lane Bridge

Addition of left turn lanes at the Route 256 and I-81 Interchange through bridge deck widening on Route 256 between the northbound and southbound ramps


Crozet Tunnel Trail

Construct a ~1.3 mile shared use path roughly parallel to US 250 from 1800 East Main Street

Rosser Avenue, Broad Street, Main Street Roundabout

Construct a new roundabout at the intersection

Ivy Street Pedestrian Improvements

Pedestrian improvements along Ivy Street north of Hopeman Parkway

I-64 and Exit 94

Exit 94 westbound off-ramp improvements

*Submitted by SAWMPO