The Town of Christiansburg consistently works to improve service to the community through capital projects.
Stormwater is the runoff resulting from a rain event. Problems with stormwater occur when a large amount of rainfall happens in a short period of time. The ground becomes saturated and cannot absorb the water, so it becomes runoff. Impervious surfaces such as concrete and asphalt also prevent the ground from absorbing runoff. Capital improvements address both drainage problems and water quality improvement needs.
Projects are funded through various sources and agencies. Some of the more common sources are the Town’s Stormwater Enterprise Fund, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF), Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Revenue Sharing, and the Town’s General Fund. The stormwater enterprise fund and utility fee provide the resources needed to operate and maintain the Town’s stormwater system, fund capital improvements, and comply with the state and federal requirements of having an MS-4 program for water quality improvement.
Water and Wastewater Projects
The Town’s water and sewer infrastructure ensures that residents of the Town and surrounding areas are provided with quality drinking water and sewer service.
Water system capital improvement projects serve multiple purposes including replacement of aging infrastructure and expansion of service areas. Replacement of aging infrastructure helps to minimize breaks and service disruptions as well as provide better service to customers by increasing service pressures or available fire flow. Sewer projects can address multiple issues such as aging infrastructure which leads to inflow and infiltration (I & I). Additionally, aging sewer lines are subject to failure which can lead to sewage blockages which cause back-ups or overflows. Maintaining the Town’s infrastructure maintains the highest level of service available to its residents.
Transportation projects address congestion, safety concerns, or provide safe pedestrian routes and connectivity throughout Town along trails or sidewalks.
Projects are funded through various agencies including Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through various programs such as Revenue Sharing, Transportation Alternatives, SMART SCALE, and Highway Safety Improvement Program. Most of these programs match funds provided by the Town.
The Town is constantly seeking ways to improve the flow of traffic. Though it does not own the majority of the signals within town limits, the Town does coordinate communication with VDOT to optimize signal efficiency in Christiansburg. View Town Council correspondence with VDOT here.
Learn more about individual projects by checking out the links below. Be sure to check back for project updates and to learn about new projects as they are added.
- Arbor Drive/Peppers Ferry Intersection Improvements
- Arrowhead Sewershed Study
- Cambria Trail
- Edgewood and Craig Mountain Pump Station Improvements
- Hickok Street Improvements
- Roanoke Street Sidewalk Extension - 460 Bypass
- Tower Road/Hampton Boulevard/Roanoke Street Intersection
- College Street Drainage Alternatives
- Sleepy Hollow Drainage Study and Improvements
Learn more about past capital projects listed by year of completion:
- College Street Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement
- Chrisman Mill Crossing Improvements
- Depot Park Trail Extension
- Falling Branch Intersection Improvements
- Huckleberry Trail Extension
- North Franklin Corridor Improvements
- Silver Lake Interceptor (Phase 1)
- Roanoke Street Sidewalk Improvements - Roberts to Reading
- Church, Rigby, Ellett Storm Drain Improvements
- Hans Meadow Drainage Project Phase II
- John Lemley/Howery Full Depth Reclamation
- Quinn Stuart Boulevard Traffic Signal
- Diamond Hills Park Stream Restoration
- Downtown Watershed Study
- Arbor Drive Sidewalk Improvements
- North Franklin Drainage Improvements
- Blue Leaf Stream Restoration Project
- Brown, Church, Lucas Storm Drain Improvements
- Cambria Water Tank Removal
- Downtown Enhancements Project Phase 1B
- Downtown Paving
- Fairview Street Sewer Work
- Independence Boulevard Intersection Improvements
- Park Street Sidewalks
- Water Meter Upgrades