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Corridor Options

 

Alternative A (Meadow Creek Path) is 0.89 miles (4688.24 feet) long. It begins at the existing intersection of Hillsdale Drive and Greenbrier Drive and heads south, passing east of the Senior Center. The alignment curves to the southeast crossing of Meadow Creek and then turns south, running roughly parallel to Meadow Creek and Brandywine Drive and would be located approximately midway between the two. It would then turn southwest again crossing Meadow Creek and tie into the existing Michie Drive at the Hearthwood Apartment Homes, where it presently dead ends. The alignment would utilize existing Michie Drive to its intersection with Hydraulic Road. This Alternative requires two bridges over Meadow Creek and the associated 100 year floodplain.

A 1419 foot (0.27 miles) connection is provided between Alignment A and Seminole Court. This connection ties to Alignment A near the north end of the study and parallels the Pepsi Plant property before turning southwest to tie to existing Seminole Court.

 

Impacts:

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Impacts forested areas

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Crosses Meadow Creek twice, requiring two bridges.

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Close to Brookmill and Brandywine Neighborhoods

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Impacts the University Tire and Auto Center

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Impacts trail

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Minor intrusion into the floodplain

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Proposes more “new” pavement than the other alternatives

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Impacts parking at the Senior Center and the Jordan Building

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Potentially higher design speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative B (Behind Senior Center and Pepsi Plant) is 0.83 miles (4360.97 feet) long. It begins at the existing intersection of Hillsdale Drive and Greenbrier Drive and heads south, passing the Senior Center on its east side. The alignment curves to the southwest towards the Pepsi Plant. The alignment passes to the east of the Pepsi Plant and proceeds south directly behind the Seminole Square Shopping Center. As alignment continues south it threads between the Hearthwood Apartment Homes to the east and the Cinema 4 Theater to the west. It continues south through the Terrace Theater (closed) and ties to Hydraulic Road between Virginia Dominion Power and the Kroger Center.

Two connections are provided to Seminole Shopping Center. The first is north of Office Depot and ties to Seminole Court. The second is north of the Cinema 4 Theater and ties to Line Drive.

 

Impacts:

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Impacts trail

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Impacts 20 year old screening behind the Seminole Square Shopping Center

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Impacts parking at the Senior Center and the Jordan Building

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Impacts the flood plain

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Impacts the Terrace Theater (Closed)

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Impacts Detail Express Car Wash

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Alternative C  (Extend Pepsi Place through Seminole Square Shopping Center) is 0.99 miles (5237.38 feet) long. It begins on Hillsdale Drive slightly north of it present intersection with Greenbrier Drive. Hillsdale Drive is relocated to the west to align with Pepsi Place on Hydraulic Drive. The alignment utilized existing Pepsi Place. At the southern end of Pepsi Place the alignment veers to the southwest before turning south to weave between the Pepsi Plant and the Post Office. It continues south crossing the existing stormwater management basin and through one or more businesses at the northern end of the Seminole Square Shopping Center before lining up with Zan Drive. The next section utilizes existing Zan Road from its intersection with Seminole Court to its intersection with Line Drive. Existing Line Road is then utilized from its intersection with Zan Road to its intersection with India Road. From this intersection the alignment heads southeast across the Cinema 4 Theater parking lot before turning south to thread between the Cinema 4 Theater to the west and the Hearthwood Apartment Homes to the east. It continues south through the Terrace Theater (closed) and ties to Hydraulic Road between Virginia Dominion Power and the Kroger Center.

 

Impacts:

 

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Crosses existing stormwater ponds at Greenbrier/Hillsdale and between the Pepsi Plant/Post Office and the Seminole Square Shopping Center

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Utilizes existing Zan Road and Line Road alignments

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Impacts Cinema 4 parking

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Impacts the Terrace Theater (Closed)

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Uses more existing pavement

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Does not impact the trail, Meadow Creek or the flood plain

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Impacts several businesses in the Seminole Square Shopping Center

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Impacts the Pepsi Plants loading area

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Impacts Post Office parking lot

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Impacts Detail Express Car Wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative D (Extend Pepsi Place behind Pepsi Plant) is 1.07 miles (5642.30 feet) long. It begins on Hillsdale Drive slightly north of its present intersection with Greenbrier Drive. Hillsdale Drive is relocated to the west to align with Pepsi Place on Hydraulic Drive. The alignment utilized existing Pepsi Place. At the southern end of Pepsi Place the alignment makes a sharp turn to the east and crosses the Pepsi Plant parking lot. It then makes a sharp turn to the south and passes to the east of the Pepsi Plant before turning west and tying to existing Seminole Court in the area of the main Pepsi Plant entrance. This Alternative utilizes existing Seminole Court to its intersection with Zan Road. From this intersection Alternative D follows the same alignment as Alternative C, to the intersection with Hydraulic Road.

 

Impacts:

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Crosses existing stormwater ponds at Greenbrier/Hillsdale

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Uses more of the existing roads (Seminole Court, Zan Road and Line Road)

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Impacts flood plain

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Impacts the Pepsi Plant entrance and stormwater management pond

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Tights geometry and lowest design speed

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Impacts Cinema 4 parking

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Impacts the Terrace Theater (Closed)

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Impacts the University Tire and Auto Center

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Impacts Car Wash

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Alternative E: No Build
Alternative E has been designated as the No-Build Alternative for this study. The No-Build Alternative establishes the baseline conditions to which the Build Alternatives will be compared. The No-Build Alternative will include routine maintenance and currently programmed and funded projects in the VDOT Six Year Plan.

 

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