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Shenandoah County’s transportation programs involve a variety of County departments and local, regional, State, and Federal agencies. The Shenandoah County Comprehensive Plan states as a goal: “In the year 2025, Shenandoah County is and will be a primarily rural community that supports safe and efficient interstate transportation and maintains the rural character of its primary and secondary roads.”


Highway Maintenance And Operations

All public roads in Shenandoah County are managed and maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) out of the Staunton District which administers all operations in Shenandoah County.

VDOT road closures in Shenandoah County can be found here.

To report a public road concern, please visit the Report a Transportation issue page.

VDOT Resources


Transportation Planning

The Transportation Chapter of the Shenandoah County Comprehensive Plan details the County’s transportation goals, the specific objectives the County will work towards, and strategies proposed to achieve them.

The Shenandoah County Transportation Priorities is a list of all major transportation projects recommended through the Comprehensive Plan and other planning processes that the county has participated in. These planning documents have been developed by the County, or a consultant on behalf of the County, by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission or by state agencies such as the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) or the Department of Rail and Public Transit among others.


Rural Rustic Improvement System

Shenandoah County  works with VDOT to pave our low trafficked unpaved roads. VDOT defines the program as: “the paving of an existing unpaved road with a compacted or impervious surface and reestablishment of existing associated ditches and shoulders, and usually the new hard-surfaced road is on the same horizontal and vertical alignment as the prior gravel impervious area.”

Learn more about the Rural Rustic System here.

Scheduled Roads To Be Paved In The VDOT  Six Year Improvement Plan 2023-2029

Interactive Map Of Scheduled Roads

Related Resources


Transportation Projects

Transportation projects, once funded, are State administered by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Staunton District. Shenandoah County VDOT projects can be viewed here providing a cost, schedule, and major milestones.