Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
April 21, 2011
TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR PROGRAM
Governor’s Transportation Plan includes funds for I-81, Exit 310 and I-64, Exit 91
STAUNTON – The Commonwealth Transportation Board yesterday released a draft six-year improvement program which includes funding for projects in Governor Bob McDonnell’s historic transportation package.
Local residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed program at a public hearing on May 12 at the VDOT Salem District Auditorium, 731 Harrison Avenue, Salem, VA 24153. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
In the Staunton District, examples of funded projects in the draft plan include the following:
• I-64, Exit 91 – This project is located at the Interstate 64, exit 91 interchange, which is at Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) in Augusta County. Improvements from this project include work to the ramps, shoulder and mainline roadway on Interstate 64 and widening Route 285.
• I-81, Exit 310 - This project is located at the Interstate 81, exit 310 interchange at Route 37 in Frederick County. This project will construct a spread-diamond interchange, which relocates the ramp termini at Route 37.
• Route 277, Frederick County – This project is located on Route 277 between I-81 and Route 636. This project will widen the road and provide other improvements
• Erickson Avenue, City of Harrisonburg – This project will construct Erickson Avenue between Route 42 and Route 11 in the City of Harrisonburg.
• Route 340, City of Waynesboro – This location contains two projects to widen Route 340 (Delphine Avenue) to five lanes from East Main Street to "B" Street in the vicinity of the bridge improvement project recently completed.
• Route 761, Clarke County – This project replaces the bridge over Opequon Creek.
• Route 759, Page County – This project replaces the bridge over Naked Creek.
• Route 921, Rockingham County – This project replaces the bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.
Following public hearings around the state, the Board will vote on a final plan on June 15 for the July 1 fiscal year.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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