Jamie Smith 540-387-5250

SAL 48

Aug. 28, 2012


SALEM —The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing on a proposed project to reconstruct the section of Route 693 (Lead Mine Road) in Pulaski County that begins 0.011 mile east of Route 672 South (Baptist Hollow Road) and extends to 0.08 mile east of Route 669 (Cecil’s Chapel Road).
The hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Snowville Elementary School located at 4858 Lead Mine Road in Hiwassee.

This hearing is being held to provide an opportunity for citizens or organizations to give VDOT input on the proposed project.  The hearing will be held in an open-house format with no formal presentation given.  VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the proposed project and to answer questions.

The proposed project will increase the lane and shoulder widths, install guardrail and improve the horizontal and vertical alignment on Route 693.  The project also includes installing a new box culvert at the intersection of Route 693, Route 672 north (Nunn Hollow Road) and Route 672 south (Baptist Hollow Road).  The new box culvert will replace the existing 72-inch culvert beneath the mainline.

Comments about the proposed project may be submitted at the hearing or until September 21, 2012 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 Please reference “Lead Mine Road Public Hearing Comment” 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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