Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Nov. 14, 2013
Public invited to share ideas and input on future road, rail and transit projects
Public meeting in Bristol to be held November 19
BRISTOL—The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is holding a public meeting in Bristol next week so residents can learn more about transportation projects funded in the current Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) and to provide comments for transportation improvements in the upcoming SYIP for fiscal years 2015-2020.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Holiday Inn and Suites/Bristol Convention Center, 3005 Linden Drive, Bristol, Virginia.
Open house displays and general discussion will occur from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public comment session will begin at 7 p.m.
Projects include interstate, primary roads, rail, bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation initiatives, with an emphasis on bridge and pavement projects along with those to improve safety and reduce congestion throughout the transportation network.
Representatives from the CTB, VDOT, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and planning district commissions (PDCs) will be at the meetings to discuss their respective projects and programs.
Send comments on rail, public transportation and transportation demand-management projects to: Public Information Officer, DRPT, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, Va., 23219 or DRPTPR@drpt.Virginia.gov. Send comments on highway projects to: Programming Director, VDOT, 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, Va., 23219 or SixYearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Comments will be accepted until Dec. 6, 2013.
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.