Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Jan. 7, 2013

Design public hearing Tuesday (January 8) for Route 640 (Herman Puckett Road) in Russell County
Scheduled from 5-7 p.m. at Lebanon Middle School

BRISTOL - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a design public hearing tomorrow (Tuesday, January 8) to show plans for the proposed reconstruction of a section of Route 640 (Herman Puckett Road) in Russell County.  The proposed project begins just east of Route 82 to just south of the intersection of Route 740.

The public hearing will be held Tuesday, January 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Lebanon Middle School, 53 George Ben Whited Drive, Lebanon.

The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review and discuss plans to reconstruct a 2.49-mile section of Route 640 (Herman Puckett Road).  The project includes safety improvements such as straightening curves and improving drainage. 

VDOT encourages all interested citizens to attend the public hearing. To give citizens more flexibility in their participation, there will be no formal presentation. Instead, citizens will be able to review maps, drawings and other materials explaining the proposed project and discuss the plans with VDOT representatives at their convenience anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Also, citizens will have an opportunity to record verbal comments for the official record anytime during the meeting. Written comments will be accepted during the meeting or may be submitted to VDOT by January 25, 2013.

Maps and other materials pertaining to the project are available for review at the VDOT Bristol District Office, 870 Bonham Road, Bristol, Virginia.  For additional information, or if you require special assistance to participate in the meeting, please call the VDOT District Office at (276) 669-6151 or device for hearing impaired (TTY) at 711.     (END)

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