About Scenic 340

The historic rural character of the Page Valley, and that of the entire Shenandoah Valley, is threatened by outmoded transportation planning.

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) existing study for the Route 340 corridor, and its proposal for the I-81 corridor, endangers scenic viewsheds, Civil War battlefields, productive farmland, community identity and a growing heritage tourism industry.

Our research shows that if built as shown in VDOT’s study, the project will increase traveling speeds, cause significant environmental harm, and have a negative impact on agriculture, heritage tourism, and recreational industries of the Page Valley.

Scenic 340 Project, a grassroots, non-profit citizens group, was formed to oppose the study’s scheme and to explore alternative solutions for the future.

Read about the goals Scenic 340 has set to preserve and protect the 340 corridor.