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CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-80172

Feb. 20, 2015



REMINDER: COMBINED PUBLIC MEETING ON ROUTE 721 (NEWTOWN ROAD) BRIDGE WORK
Public invited to review proposed bridge replacement design, and plans for temporary bridge installation at Caroline and King and Queen county line

FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites the public to attend a design public hearing and citizen information meeting on upcoming bridge work on Route 721 (Newtown Road), which is located at the Caroline and King and Queen county line.

A design public hearing is being held on the proposed permanent bridge replacement on Newtown Road at Beverly Creek.

At the same time, and in the same location, a citizen information meeting will be held to provide information on an upcoming temporary bridge installation, road closure and detour on Newtown Road at Beverly Creek.

The public hearing and citizen information meeting will be held:

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
5-7 p.m.
Lawson-Marriott Elementary School
Auditorium
1599 Newtown Road
St. Stephens Church, VA 23148
Inclement weather date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Design Public Hearing

Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to meet with VDOT staff to view proposed design plans, ask questions, and provide comment on the proposed bridge replacement project. There will be no formal presentation.

For anyone unable to attend the design public hearing, comments may also be submitted through the close of business on March 6, 2015.

Comments can be sent by email to fredericksburginfo@VDOT.Virginia.Gov. Please reference “Route 721 PH Comment” in the subject line.

Comments sent by mail, which must be postmarked by March 6, 2015, may be addressed to:
Mr. Jeffrey Hancock
Virginia Department of Transportation
Project Manager
87 Deacon Road
Stafford, VA 22405

Meeting materials have been posted online at www.VirginiaDOT.org:
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/fredericksburg/route_721_newtown_road_bridge_replacement.asp

Citizen Information Meeting

Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to meet with VDOT staff to view information on a temporary bridge installation planned at Beverly Creek for spring 2015. Motorists on Newtown Road will be detoured for a minimum of two weeks in spring 2015 while the bridge at Beverly Creek is replaced with a new, temporary structure.

A single lane bridge will replace the current structure until a new bridge can be built. The temporary bridge, once in place, will remove the 14-ton weight posting.

There will be no formal presentation at the meeting.

Meeting materials have been posted online at www.VirginiaDOT.org:
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/fredericksburg/route_721_newtown_road_bridge_replacement.asp

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