Lindsay LeGrand 804-786-2715
Sept. 18, 2018
THIRD SERIES OF MEETINGS PLANNED ON INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Public input invited on recommended project packages along the corridor; meeting held in conjunction with regularly-scheduled fall meetings on prioritizing transportation projects
RICHMOND, Va. – The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation continue to study the entire length of the Interstate 81 corridor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in accordance with Senate Bill 971 (now 2018 Acts of Assembly Chapter 743). The study team has scheduled the third and final series of meetings for October, which will focus on recommended project packages and revenue sources.
Feedback provided by members of communities, industries and other stakeholders will be considered as team members finalize the corridor study and prepare a draft plan report in the fall. Following the third round of meetings and in consideration of public input, the team plans to make recommendations to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) for adoption prior to the opening of the 2019 General Assembly session.
The public meetings will be held at the below-listed dates, times and locations. A brief presentation will be held near the beginning of each meeting. Immediately following, there will be an opportunity for the public to provide comments about the study. Individual formal comment will be limited to three minutes. The team will consider your comments as the plan is finalized.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at 5 p.m.*
Staunton District (south)
Blue Ridge Community College
Plecker Center for Continuing Education
One College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Staunton District (north)
Brandt Student Center
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Monday, October 22, 2018 at 5 p.m.*
Southwest Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 3 p.m.*
Holiday Inn - Valley View
3315 Ordway Drive NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
*These meetings are being held in conjunction with regularly-scheduled fall transportation meetings. Fall meeting content will be presented beginning one hour before the times of each meeting listed above. For more information, visit http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/planning/fallmeetings/default.asp.
Comments will be accepted at the meeting or by contacting Ben Mannell, study manager, at VA81CorridorPlan@OIPI.Virginia.gov or by mail to 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219, or by phone at 804-786-2971. The comment period will end November 30, 2018. Additional comment opportunities will be available throughout the study.
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