Heidi Underwood 540-387-5493
Dec. 28, 2010
VDOT SEEKS CITIZEN INPUT ON PROPOSED TYLER AVENUE TO EAST MAIN STREET CONNECTOR IN RADFORD
SALEM—The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting on a proposed project to build a new connector road between Tyler Avenue and East Main Street in Radford. The meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Radford Recreation Center, 200 George Street Radford, VA 24141.
The project will involve constructing a new a connector road from Tyler Avenue to East Main Street. The new roadway will provide a more direct route between Tyler Avenue and East Main Street while also providing capacity for the future development of this area. The new thoroughfare will be approximately 0.80 miles long with one lane in each direction, bike lanes, a raised grass median, curb and gutter, storm drainage and sidewalks. A new bridge or culvert for the crossing of Plum Creek near the intersection with East Main Street will also be required for the project.
Three alignments were initially developed and studied for this new roadway. The alignments were presented at a citizen information meeting in June 2007. Public comments received as a result of the meeting requested that the City of Radford consider a fourth alternative which shifted the alignment eastward from the original corridor. In response, the City of Radford and VDOT developed an alternative preliminary alignment which begins at the intersection of Tyler Avenue and Rock Road, runs east of the alignments developed in 2007, and intersects East Main Street at a point west of High Meadows Subdivision. The alternative alignment is being presented to the citizens of Radford during this follow-up citizen information meeting for public review and comment.
Feedback received from the two citizen information meetings will assist the City of Radford in finalizing a route for the connector alignment which will be used to develop roadway plans.
Written comments about the proposed Tyler Ave. to East Main Street connector may be submitted at the hearing or until Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 by mail to Mr. Richard L. Caywood, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 3071, Salem, VA 24153. E-mail comments can be sent to saleminfo@VDOT.virginia.gov. Please reference “Tyler Avenue Connector” in the subject heading.
Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at1-800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.
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