VDOT News - Hampton Roads



Kelly Alvord 757-956-3030


Oct. 27, 2020

Public invited to review study progress and updated materials.

EASTERN SHORE – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is inviting the public to review materials related to the Eastern Shore Rail To Trail Study online in a virtual format. Video presentations and related study documents are available 24/7 for review online.

VDOT initiated the Eastern Shore Rail to Trail Study to assess the feasibility of converting the former Bay Coast Railroad into a shared use path. The abandoned railroad corridor spans Northampton County and Accomack County and travels through Hallwood, Bloxom, Parksley, Onley, Melfa, Keller, and Painter in Accomack County and Exmore, Nassawadox, Eastville, Cheriton, and Cape Charles in Northampton County. The study area extends approximately 50 miles between Cape Charles and Hallwood.

The purpose of the virtual presentation and online materials is to provide an opportunity to learn about the study and receive updates on progress by members of the study team.

Virtual Public Information Presentation
Oct. 27 through Nov. 11, 2020

This virtual information meeting, hosted online from Oct. 27 through Nov. 11, 2020, will include:

  • narrated video presentation shared in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole languages,
  • links to current alignment concept and related feasibility study information,
  • a frequently asked questions document addressing common questions submitted by the public this summer,
  • links to typical cross-sections and road crossings for the proposed shared use path,
  • an interactive dashboard showing detailed results of the online public survey,
  • an online comment form,
  • and additional updated study documents.

In addition to materials presented in English, a recording of the virtual presentation and the presentation's full transcript are available online both in Spanish and Haitian Creole.

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