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Jason Bond 540-387-5493
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SAL 49

Nov. 27, 2017



VDOT TO HOLD HEARING ON SAFTEY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT ROUTE 220 INTERSECTION WITH ROUTE 688 IN HENRY COUNTY

SALEM — On Thursday, December 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a design public hearing for a project to improve safety at the intersection where Route 220 (Greensboro Road) connects with Route 220 Business (Church Street) and Route 688 (Lee Ford Camp Road) in Henry County.

The hearing will be held at the Drewry Mason Elementary School located at 45 Drewry Mason School Road in Ridgeway.

The project entails installing directional islands in the median of Route 220 to prevent left turn movements from the intersecting roads. The project also includes constructing a left turn lane to facilitate U-turns on Route 220 at the crossover immediately south of the intersection.

Eliminating left turns, the primary turning movement where crashes have occurred at this intersection, is intended to improve safety.

The public hearing is being held to provide an opportunity for citizens or organizations to give input on the project and will be held in an “open-house” format. VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the project and answer questions.

Comments about the project may be submitted at the hearing or until December 24, 2017, by mail to Mr. Jim Keene, Project Manager, VDOT – Martinsville Residency, 309 Weeping Willow Lane, Bassett, VA, 24055. Comments also can be emailed to jim.keene@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “Route 220 Intersection Project - Henry County” in the subject heading.

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact Jim Keene at 276-629-2582, 800-367-7623, TTY/TDD 711.



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