Jamie Smith 540-387-5250
April 1, 2013
VDOT HOLDS SECOND INFORMATION MEETINGS FOR STUDIES IN MONTGOMERY AND ROANOKE COUNTIES
SALEM — The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a second round of citizen information meetings to gather input for studies taking place for a portion of Route 8 in Montgomery County and the Town of Christiansburg and a portion of Route 11/460 in Montgomery and Roanoke counties and the Town of Christiansburg. The first meetings were held in January.
The citizen information meeting for the Route 8 study will take place on Tuesday, April 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Riner Volunteer Fire Department, 4171 Riner Road in Riner. This study will include a nine-mile section of Route 8 from I-81 at exit 114 to Route 863 (River Lane NW).
The citizen information meeting for Route 11/460 will take place on Wednesday, April 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Elliston Volunteer Fire Department, 5001 Enterprise Drive in Elliston. This study will encompass a 17-mile section of Route 11/460 from Interstate 81 at exit 118 to Technology.
Both meetings will be an “open-house” format between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. with a formal presentation taking place at 5:15 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m.
The studies will focus on operations, access management and safety. They will also develop alternatives and recommendations for transportation improvements based on traffic projections through the year 2035. Input from the community regarding the existing and future traffic conditions, especially from those who travel or live and work in the areas, is extremely important to the success of the studies.
Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this hearing may contact Jay Guy at 540-387-5228, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.
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