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Jason Bond 540-387-5493
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SAL 65

Oct. 3, 2011



VDOT SCHEDULES CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING FOR PROJECT TO REPLACE THE INTERSTATE 81 BRIDGES OVER THE NEW RIVER

SALEM—The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting on a proposed project to replace the northbound and southbound Interstate 81 bridges over the New River located at mile marker 105 at the Montgomery and Pulaski county line.  The project also includes replacing the Route 232 bridge over I-81 and modifying the existing exit 105 (Radford) interchange.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the City of Radford Municipal Building located at 10 Robertson Street in Radford.  The meeting will be held in an open-house format with no formal presentation given.  Representatives will be present to discuss the proposed project and to answer questions.

Development of this proposed project is in the early design stages and the tentative construction advertisement date is in late 2016.  This meeting is being held for VDOT to receive public input on the improvement alternatives and traffic management before designers begin developing detailed design plans.  A public hearing will be scheduled in the future once detailed plans have been developed.  

Comments about the proposed project may be submitted at the hearing or until Oct. 21, 2011 by mailing them to Mr. Tim Dowdy, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 3071, Salem, Va., 24153.  Comments also can be emailed to saleminfo@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “I-81 Bridges over the New River, Exit 105” in the subject heading.

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this hearing may contact Tim Dowdy at 540-387-5353, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.  



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