Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Nov. 8, 2011

Design public hearing scheduled for Chatham Hill Road bridge in Town of Marion
December 8 from 4-6 p.m. at Marion Municipal Building, snow date December 15

BRISTOL - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a public hearing in December to show plans for the proposed replacement of the Chatham Hill Road bridge over over Middle Fork Holston River in the Town of Marion. 

The public hearing will be held Thursday, December 8 from 4-6p.m. at the Marion Municipal Building, 138 West Main Street, Marion.  In the event of snow, the public hearing will be rescheduled for December 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the same location.   

The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review and discuss plans to replace the Chatham Hill Road bridge located over Middle Fork Holston River in Marion.  During construction, the bridge will be closed and traffic will be detoured onto Chilhowie Street, located just east of Chatham Hill Road. 

VDOT encourages all interested citizens to attend the public hearing. To give citizens more flexibility in their participation, there will be no formal presentation. Instead, citizens will be able to review maps, drawings and other materials explaining the proposed project and discuss the plans with VDOT representatives at their convenience anytime between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Also, citizens will have an opportunity to record verbal comments for the official record anytime during the meeting. Written comments will be accepted during the meeting or may be submitted to VDOT by December 27.

Maps and other materials pertaining to the project are available for review at the VDOT Bristol District Office, 870 Bonham Road, Bristol, Virginia.  For additional information, or if you require special assistance to participate in the meeting, please call the VDOT District Office at (276) 669-6151 or device for hearing impaired (TTY) at 711.                



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