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March 19, 2009
ANOTHER PIECE OF THE ROUTE 37 EAST PLANNING PROCESS MOVES FORWARD
The markers are for upcoming aerial photographic surveys of what is identified as Corridor C of the Frederick County Route 37 Corridor Study done in the 1990s, also known as the Winchester Eastern Bypass. The markers will be placed flat on the ground at various key locations. People should not touch or remove the markers, which may stay on the ground for a period of time over the next 12 months.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Edinburg Residency Administrator Jerry Copp says, “It is important for citizens to realize that the Route 37 surveys being done now as well as a previous survey done by Frederick County are additional planning tools.”
Copp adds, “There is no exact road footprint identified yet and certainly there is no funding for any construction. There is no imminent Route 37 construction project.”
The aerial photographs along with the previous survey done by Frederick County will help VDOT and Frederick County officials identify topography, land use and other right of way issues in the corridor. VDOT is updating the survey of Corridor C as part of a study added to VDOT’s Six Year Plan in 2007. The study’s objective is updating the existing Frederick County Route 37concept plans to current engineering standards. This is an engineering study only with no funding for right of way or construction.
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