LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Sept. 7, 2012
VDOT, GLOUCESTER COUNTY TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING FOR ROUTE 17 BUSINESS CORRIDOR TRANSPORTATION STUDY
Public input sought to address congestion and safety along busy corridor
FREDERICKSBURG — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Gloucester County will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 13 to seek public input on ways to address congestion and safety along the Route 17 Business Corridor in Gloucester County.
The meeting will be held at the Botetort Elementary School located at 6361 Main Street in Gloucester. The open house style meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with a formal presentation at 4:45 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from VDOT and HNTB Consultants will be available to listen to comments from the general public.
Comments gathered at this meeting will be used, in conjunction with an analysis of the traffic congestion and its causes, to develop potential solutions which could include other multimodal accommodations such as a pedestrian facility and bike lanes.
The study area includes a 2.5 mile section of Route 17 Business from Route 17 Bypass South to Route 17 Bypass North in the Gloucester Courthouse area. The following intersections will also be included in the analysis:
• John Clayton/Main Street
• Main Street/Edgehill and Grace Hill Shopping Center – all access points
• Main Street/Route 17 (north and south intersections)
• Main Street and Roaring Springs Road
• Belroi Road and Main Street
• Main Street and Ware House Landing Road
• TC Walker Road
• Key driveways in the study area
VDOT will hold a second public meeting in connection with this study later this year. The study is expected to be complete in January 2013. Study results will be available online at www.gloucesterva.info/
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