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April 10, 2017



VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROJECT TO REALIGN ROUTE 460 IN “S” CURVES IN BEDFORD COUNTY NEAR MONTVALE

SALEM — On Wednesday, April 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing to discuss a proposed project to realign 1.4 miles of the eastbound lanes of Route 460 in Bedford County near Montvale.  The hearing will be held at Montvale Elementary School located at One Little Patriot Drive in Montvale.

The primary purpose of the project is to enhance safety by realigning the eastbound lanes of Route 460 to eliminate the existing “S” curves.  The curves are located about eight miles west of Bedford and approximately 2.3 miles east of Montvale.  The S-curves have limited sight distance and have been the location of limited but severe crashes.

The project also includes modifying five existing crossovers, closing one existing crossover and adding one new crossover. To enhance safety, the crossover improvements will include restrictions for some left turn movements to and from Route 460 and enhancements to facilitate U-turn movements.

The design public hearing is being held to provide an opportunity for citizens or organizations to give VDOT input on the proposed project. The meeting will be held in an ‘open-house’ format and no formal presentation will be given. VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the project and to answer questions.

 Comments about the project may be submitted at the meeting or until May 6 2017, by mail to Mr. Jesse Weitzenfeld, Virginia Department of Transportation, 731 Harrison Avenue, Salem, VA 24153.  E-mail comments can be sent to Jesse.Weitzenfeld@VDOT.virginia.gov.  Please reference “Route 460 ‘S’ Curves Public Hearing Comment” in the subject heading. 

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact Jesse Weitzenfeld at 540-387-5353, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.



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