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Jason Bond 540-387-5493
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July 15, 2019



VDOT SETS NEW HEARING DATE FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT ROUTE 834/ROUTE 670 INTERSECTION
Project would construct a roundabout at intersection

SALEM — On Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a public hearing to discuss a project to improve safety at the intersection of Route 834 (Brooks Mill Road) and Route 670 (Burnt Chimney Road) in Franklin County. The hearing will be held at Burnt Chimney Elementary School located at 80 Burnt Chimney Road in Wirtz.

The hearing was previously scheduled for July 30, but it has been rescheduled to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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

The project would improve safety and traffic flow at the Route 834 and Route 670 intersection by constructing a roundabout, realigning the roadway to provide better sight distances, and providing better access management for development.

The new roundabout would be a physical measure that would reduce the risk of angle collisions, minimize the risk of vehicles failing to stop, and help improve operations as vehicles proceed more efficiently through the intersection.

Comments about the project may be submitted at the hearing or until September 6, 2019, to Mr. C.E. Cumbie, Project Manager, 731 Harrison Avenue, Salem, VA 24153. Comments also can be emailed to c.cumbie@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “Route 834 and Route 670 Roundabout – Franklin County” in the subject heading.

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



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