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Michelle Earl 276-669-9999
Michelle.Earl@vdot.virginia.gov

BR-1187

Sept. 21, 2011



Location Public Hearing next week for I-77/I-81 Overlap in Wythe County

BRISTOL - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a location public hearing next week to share the findings of the I-81 Corridor Improvement Study as it relates to the Interstate 77/Interstate 81 overlap in Wythe County, as well as show location alternatives for the I-77/I-81 overlap.     

The public hearing will be held Wednesday, September 28 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Wytheville Community Center, 333 Community Blvd., Wytheville, Virginia 24382. 

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 within 10 days following the meeting (October 8).

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.        

The Interstate 81 Study can be reviewed at VDOT’s website.  Go to www.VirginiaDOT.org, click on Projects and Studies, Bristol and I-81 Corridor Improvement Study: Tier 2 I-77/I-81 overlap to access the study information.          

 

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