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Lindsay LeGrand 804-786-2715
Lindsay.LeGrand@vdot.virginia.gov
Chris Smith 804-225-3930
chris.smith@drpt.virginia.gov
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Nov. 6, 2018



UPDATED SCHEDULE: PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON PRIORITIZING TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Public meetings planned statewide through November

Please note below changes to the schedule for meetings in Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg.

RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is holding nine meetings across the commonwealth through November where the public will have the opportunity to get the latest information, ask questions and provide input on the prioritization of transportation projects.

The meetings consist of an open house where attendees can review and provide feedback on the list of proposed local and regional projects that have been submitted for scoring through SMART SCALE, an objective and data-driven prioritization process to score projects according to critical transportation needs. The meetings will highlight the 468 applications for projects submitted by 158 local and regional governments across the state. 

Following the open house, a town hall session will engage public and transportation stakeholders in discussion and provide an opportunity to ask questions about transportation projects and priorities. There will be no formal public comment during the meetings.

Projects that have been determined to meet a need identified in VTrans, Virginia’s statewide transportation policy plan, will be advanced for evaluation and scoring. Scoring results will be made available to the public in January 2019.  Following public meetings in the spring, the CTB will use public feedback and the scoring data to select which projects to fund and be included in the next Six-Year Improvement Program by June of 2019.

The next public meetings are scheduled to be held at the dates, locations and times listed below:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

at 4 p.m.

Hampton Roads District Office

7511 Burbage Drive

Suffolk, VA 23435

Thursday, November 15, 2018

at 4 p.m.

Homewood Suites–Chester

12810 Old Stage Road

Chester, VA 23836

Monday, November 19, 2018

at 4 p.m.

Lynchburg District Complex

Ramey Memorial Auditorium

4303 Campbell Avenue

Lynchburg, VA 24501

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.*

NOVA District Office

Potomac Conference Room

4975 Alliance Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Thursday, November 29, 2018

at 4 p.m.*

Fredericksburg District

Office Auditorium

86 Deacon Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22405

*Please note that these meetings dates have changed.  

If you are unable to attend a meeting, you may view the displays and provide your comments online. You can also mail comments on highway projects to Infrastructure Investment Director, VDOT, 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219, or Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov or on rail, public transportation and transportation demand management to Public Information Officer, DRPT, 600 E. Main St., Suite 2102, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or DRPTPR@drpt.Virginia.gov.

Comments will be accepted until Dec. 13, 2018.

Information sources:

Information on SMART SCALE, including project applications submitted for scoring: http://vasmartscale.org/resources/default.asp.

Public meeting information: http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/planning/fallmeetings/materials.asp.

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