Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Oct. 3, 2014
YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE YOUR IDEAS AND COMMENTS ON ROAD, RAIL, TRANSIT PROJECTS AND IMPROVEMENTS
Staunton District Public meeting takes place October 8
STAUNTON, VA - Virginia residents are invited to attend public meetings to be held across the state this fall to learn more about transportation improvements funded in the Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). The program allocates funding to a wide range of projects, including road, bridges, sidewalks, bike paths, rail and transit improvements across the state.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is visiting localities throughout Virginia to share information and listen to what residents think about transportation projects. The current program (FY 2015-2020) is being adjusted to transition to a new prioritization process. This process will determine critical transportation priorities through a fair and objective analysis. Following the public comment period, the final revised program will be presented to the CTB for its adoption in November.
Comments are also encouraged on projects and programs to be considered for the next fiscal year’s version (FY 2016-2021) of SYIP, which will be updated for the CTB’s approval next June. Meeting materials will be available at http://www.virginiadot.org/2014fallmeetings beginning Sept. 23.
There will be nine meetings around the state. The meetings began in September and will continue into October.
The meeting in the Staunton District is on at Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Center for Continuing Education, One College Lane, Weyers Cave, VA 24486. The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
Meeting schedule at each location:
- 5 p.m. – Local officials briefing
- 5:30 p.m. – Open house displays and general discussion
- 6:30 p.m. – Moderated public meeting
Please see the chart listed below for the entire schedule of meetings that have occurred and those that are coming in October. If people have missed the meeting in their locality they are welcome to attend any of the other meetings throughout the state.
Tuesday, September 23
Holiday Inn Downtown Lynchburg
601 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Thursday, September 25
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Wednesday, October 1
VDOT Central Office Auditorium
1221 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Thursday, October 2
Germanna Community College
Center for Workforce & Community Education
10000 Germanna Point Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Wednesday, October 8
Blue Ridge Community College
Plecker Center for Continuing Education
Box 80, One College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Thursday, October 9
Daniel Technology Center
Germanna Community College
18121 Technology Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701
Thursday, October 16
VDOT Northern Virginia District Office
Potomac Conference Room
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Tuesday, October 21
Northside High School
6758 Northside High School Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
Wednesday, October 22
Holiday Inn Bristol Conference Center
3005 Linden Drive
Bristol, VA 24202
If you cannot attend a meeting, please send your comments on rail, public transportation and transportation demand management to Public Information Officer, DRPT, 600 E. Main St., Suite 2102, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or DRPTPR@drpt.Virginia.gov and on highway projects to Program Management Director, VDOT, 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219, or Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Comments will be accepted until October 30, 2014.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.