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STA12-068

May 9, 2012



VDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING FOR NORTH STUART AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS IN ELKTON

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to North Stuart Avenue (Route 340) in the Town of Elkton.  The meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 6 at the Elkton Town Council Chambers, Elkton Area Community Center, 20593 Blue and Gold Drive, Elkton, Va. 22827.

Citizens can come in during the meeting hours and discuss the project on a one-on-one basis with VDOT officials and designers. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting or within 10 days after the meeting date to Mr. Lester Kodger, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA  24401-9029. Oral comments can be recorded at the meeting with the assistance of a court reporter.

This project is located on North Stuart Avenue (Route 340) from Spotswood Avenue to F Street in the Town of Elkton.  The project will provide a new sidewalk and widen various roadway sections.  Currently there is sidewalk on the west side of North Stuart Avenue from Spotswood Avenue to C Street.  No other pedestrian or bicycle accommodations exist in this area.

A five-foot wide new sidewalk will be constructed on the west side of North Stuart Avenue from Spotswood Avenue to F Street. Curb and gutter will be added to the construction from E Street to F Street on North Stuart Avenue and will provide improved drainage in this area.

North Stuart Avenue will be widened to 40 feet between E Street and F Street.  This will match the existing 40-foot roadway width on North Stuart Avenue from Spotswood Avenue to E Street.

The Elkton town water line will be replaced between Spotswood Avenue and F Street.

E Street will receive minor widening between North Stuart Avenue and Terrace Avenue.

The project will also modify the Terrace Avenue connection with North Stuart Avenue.

The existing average daily traffic volume on North Stuart Avenue is 8,695 vehicles per day and is anticipated to increase to 10,726 vehicles per day by the year 2034.

During construction there will be periods of single lane traffic in the work zone with flagger traffic control.  Most of the construction will feature two-lane traffic throughout the project.

The total estimated cost for this project is $1,661,678, including $189,845 for preliminary engineering, $467,000 for right of way and $1,004,833 for construction.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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