Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Feb. 18, 2015

Design public hearing scheduled for Shawnee Avenue safety improvement project in Big Stone Gap
Tuesday, February 24 from 4 - 6p.m. at Big Stone Gap Town Hall

BRISTOL - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a design public hearing next week to show plans for proposed safety improvements to a section of Shawnee Avenue in Big Stone Gap.   

The public hearing will be held Tuesday, February 24 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Big Stone Gap Town Hall, 505 E. 5th Street, Big Stone Gap, Virginia  24219.  In the event of inclement weather, the alternate date for the public meeting is March 5 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 for a proposed safety improvement project along Shawnee Avenue that includes improving sight distance, adding a new turn lane off Route 58 onto Shawnee Avenue, and removing the one-lane Shawnee Avenue wooden bridge and replacing it with a cul-de-sac.

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 March 15, 2015.

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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