Report on how to improve busy Harrisonburg road coming soon

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — If you are frustrated with traffic in the Port Republic Road area in Harrisonburg, relief could be in sight. A planning organization in the area is working on how to reduce traffic around the busy road.

One of the members of the meeting noted how bad the Port Republic Road and Bluestone Drive area becomes for traffic starting around 3:30 p.m. everyday.

The Harrisonburg Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization is waiting on the final details of a report on how to decrease traffic.

The report, which comes from an outside consultant, uses resources such as computer simulations to study how to improve Port Republic Road.

The organization will hold a public hearing about the findings on Feb. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the Harrisonburg City Council Chambers.