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CONTACT:
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Lindsay LeGrand 804-786-2715
Lindsay.LeGrand@vdot.virginia.gov
Kelsey Webb 804-840-0575
CO-133822

Sept. 12, 2018



PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON PRIORITIZING TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Public meetings planned statewide from October through November

RICHMOND, Virginia – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold nine meetings across the commonwealth from October through November at which the public will have the opportunity to get the latest information, ask questions, and provide input on the prioritization of transportation projects.

The meetings will consist of an open house where attendees can view displays to learn about transportation planning, interact with subject matter experts, and review the proposed local and regional projects that have been submitted for scoring through SMART SCALE, an objective, data-driven prioritization process to score projects according to critical transportation needs. For this funding cycle, 468 applications for projects were submitted by 158 local and regional transportation planning organizations and partners across the state. 

Following the open house, there will be an opportunity for the public to provide comments about transportation projects and priorities.

Projects that have been determined to meet a need identified in VTrans, Virginia’s statewide transportation policy plan, will be advanced for evaluation and scoring. Scoring results will be made available to the public in January 2019.  Following public meetings in the spring, the CTB will use public feedback and the scoring data to select which projects to fund and be included in the next Six-Year Improvement Program by June of 2019.

Public Meetings* to be held at the dates, locations and times listed below:

Monday, October 15, 2018

at 4 p.m.

Culpeper District Office

1601 Orange Road

Culpeper, VA 22701

Wednesday, October 17, 2018*

at 4 p.m.

Blue Ridge Community College

Plecker Center for Continuing Education

One College Lane

Weyers Cave, VA 24486

Monday, October 22, 2018*

at 4 p.m.

Southwest Higher Education Center

One Partnership Circle

Abingdon, VA 24210

Thursday, October 25, 2018*

at 2 p.m.

(Note: Start time has changed)

Holiday Inn - Valley View

3315 Ordway Drive NW

Roanoke, VA 24017

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

at 4 p.m.

Hampton Roads District Office

7511 Burbage Drive

Suffolk, VA 23435

Thursday, November 15, 2018

at 4 p.m.

Homewood Suites–Chester

12810 Old Stage Road

Chester, VA 23836

Monday, November 19, 2018

at 4 p.m.

Lynchburg District Complex

Ramey Memorial Auditorium

4303 Campbell Avenue

Lynchburg, VA 24501

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

at 4 p.m.

Fredericksburg District

Office Auditorium

86 Deacon Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Thursday, November 29, 2018

at 5:30 p.m.

NOVA District Office

Potomac Conference Room

4975 Alliance Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

*A public hearing will be held for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan in conjunction with the meetings in the Staunton, Salem, and Bristol districts. An additional I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan meeting will be held in Staunton District on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Shenandoah University.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, you may view the displays and provide your comments online.  You may also mail comments on highway projects to Infrastructure Investment Director, VDOT, 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219, or Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Comments on rail, public transportation, and transportation demand management may be sent to Public Information Officer, DRPT, 600 E. Main St., Suite 2102, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or DRPTPR@drpt.Virginia.gov.

Comments will be accepted until Dec. 13, 2018.

Information sources:

Information on SMART SCALE, including project applications submitted for scoring, is available at http://vasmartscale.org/resources/default.asp.

Public meeting information: http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/planning/fallmeetings/materials.asp.

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