Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Sept. 26, 2012
PUBLIC INVITED TO REVIEW RT. 29 BYPASS ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT
Citizen information meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 27 at Jack Jouett Middle School
CULPEPER — The public is invited to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Route 29 Charlottesville Bypass project recently completed by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The EA was prepared to address new circumstances and update information on environmental effects of the project, including air quality, noise, endangered species and other areas. It focuses on changes in those environmental effects since the previous environmental documents prepared and approved for the Bypass project.
The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Jack Jouett Middle School and will be done in an open forum format. Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak with VDOT Environmental staff and others who can answer questions and provide information about the Environmental Assessment. The school is located at 210 Lambs Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
The Environmental Assessment is available for public review on VDOT’s web site at www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/rt._29_bypass.asp. It is also available at the Charlottesville Residency office, 701 VDOT Way, Charlottesville, VA 22902; or at the Culpeper District headquarters, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701. Copies of the Environmental Assessment and the accompanying technical reports will be available at the public meeting on Thursday.
Written comments may be submitted at the meeting and court reporters will be available to take oral statements. Written comments may also be submitted by Oct. 9, 2012, to Ms. Angel Deem, Environmental Division, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1221 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Emailed comments should be sent to Route29BypassEA@VDOT.Virginia.gov; please put “Route 29 Charlottesville Bypass Environmental Assessment” in the subject line.
The Route 29 Charlottesville Bypass project will build a new 6.2-mile, four-lane, limited-access roadway from Route 29 just north of the South Fork Rivanna River to the Route 29/250 Bypass in Albemarle County. The project will improve efficiency and safety along the existing Route 29 corridor, address a gap in ongoing improvements to Route 29 through Central Virginia and provide an alternate route for regional traffic that will avoid the existing developed corridor along Route 29 north of the city of Charlottesville. Additional information about the Route 29 Charlottesville Bypass project can be found on VDOT’s web site, www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/rt._29_bypass.asp.
VDOT ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For additional information or assistance, contact VDOT’s Culpeper District Office of Equal Opportunity, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701; telephone 800-367-7623, TDD/TTY 800-307-4630 or 711.
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