Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


July 30, 2012

Design public hearing scheduled for Route 757 (Wise Norton Road) in Wise County
August 9 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Norton Elementary School

BRISTOL - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a design public hearing August 9 to show plans for the proposed widening of a section of Route 757 (Wise Norton Road) in Wise County.  The proposed widening begins at the intersection of Business Route 23 and extends south approximately one mile.    

The public hearing will be held Thursday, August 9 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Norton Elementary School, 205 East Park Avenue, Norton, Virginia.     

The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review and discuss plans to widen a 1-mile section of Route 757, increasing traffic capacity and improving safety.

Route 757 is currently two 12-foot-wide lanes.  The proposed roadway will have two 14-foot-wide lanes and a 13-foot-wide center lane.  The project also includes curb and gutter and a sidewalk on the west side of Route 757.

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 August 19.

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.                  (END)

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