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CULP 2017-076

May 9, 2017



NEW FACILITATOR AT HYDRAULIC PANEL MEETING THURSDAY
Craig Eddy replaces Philip Shucet as facilitator for Route 29 Solutions advisory panels

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Route 29 Solutions advisory panels will welcome Craig Eddy as the new facilitator beginning with the Hydraulic Planning Advisory Panel’s meeting on Thursday.

Eddy, of Michael Baker International, replaces Philip Shucet, who facilitated the advisory panels since the first panel’s formation in March 2014. Shucet recently accepted a position with Elizabeth River Crossings, the company operating and maintaining the Downtown and Midtown tunnels and MLK Expressway in the Hampton Roads region.

Eddy is a licensed professional engineer and traffic operations engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in transportation consulting with an emphasis on corridor-wide studies. His past experience includes managing public participation for large projects such as the Interstate 95/I-64/I-195 Interchange Feasibility Study in Richmond and the Route 288 Location Study, also in Richmond. Eddy’s background in land use planning, transportation planning and transportation project design also provide a strong foundation for his role as facilitator for the Route 29 Solutions advisory panels.

The Hydraulic Planning Advisory Panel’s meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Transportation Research Council, 530 Edgemont Road in Charlottesville. The meeting agenda is posted on the Hydraulic Planning Advisory Panel Documents web page; the presentation will be posted before the meeting begins. Documents and presentations from previous meetings are also archived there.

The meeting is open to the public to observe the discussions, but public comments will not be taken. The public can submit comments online at www.Route29Solutions.org.  Members of the public may access a web link to watch the meeting live online. The meeting will also be recorded and posted online for the public to view at a later time.

Live web streaming

Access the live-streaming link at www.Route29Solutions.org. The direct link to the streaming service is http://www.windrosemedia.com/windstream/vdot-specialprojects/.

Note: The link will not be active until shortly before the meeting begins at 2 p.m.

Podcast and video

The meeting will also be recorded and be available by podcast on www.Route29Solutions.org. The podcast will be posted to the Media web page following the meeting. Video recordings of past advisory panel meetings are also archived on VDOT’s YouTube channel: Route 29 Advisory Panel Meetings.

More information about the Route 29 Solutions projects can be found on the website: www.Route29Solutions.org. Information about upcoming lane closures and other traffic impacts, as well as news about the projects, is posted on website’s News and Traffic Alerts page. 

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