Construction for this project is just around the corner! Phase 1 of the shared-use path is anticipated to be constructed in the spring of 2014. Learn more about the Bluestone Trail project: http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/bluestone-trail

The City has been studying site locations and the feasibility of a new water tank in the Park View area. Staff members from the Department of Public Utilities and the City's consulting engineers have determined that the existing tank was nearing the end of its useful life and would likely need to be replaced within the next ten years. The new tank will not only enable further development, but also provide reliability and sustainability to the backbone of the system that serves neighboring homes and businesses in the Park View area. Additional information pertaining to this project is available at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/park-view-water-tank.

For the past several months, the Harrisonburg Department of Transportation (HDPT) has been evaluating its routes and efficiency.

This study was conducted by Renaissance Planning Group on behalf of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization and HDPT in an effort to examine the city’s current system to see what, if any, changes need to be made. The existing routes, performance, schedules, accessibility, and efficiency were studied to highlight HDPT’s positive performance and identify areas for improvement.

Currently, the city operates transit services year-round and transports nearly 3 million passengers yearly. There are five city routes, 29 routes to and from James Madison University, and a paratransit service that runs consistently with additional trips made for special events.

One significant need that was identified by the consultant was to create an additional route, which would divide an existing, longer route (route 2) in half. This new route is proposed to begin at the East Gay Street transfer hub, serve James Madison University and Rockingham Memorial Hospital, and the Valley Mall shopping corridor. 

The city is looking for a new vendor to manage the restaurant at Heritage Oaks Golf Course – but the restaurant is not just for golfers!

The new restaurant is expected to operate seven days a week during golf season, from March through November with potential for a year-round operation.

To gauge the needs and wants of potential patrons, the city is conducting a survey about the restaurant.  Questions range from what food options diners would like to see to what hours they would like it to be open.

Click the link to this survey at www.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/kelly-adams/19th-hole-restaurant-survey.  The survey will close in early January 2015 so act now to provide your input!