Michelle Earl 276-669-9999
Nov. 5, 2008
Public hearing scheduled for Shawnee Avenue bridge replacement in Big Stone Gap
Thursday, December 11 between 4 and 6 p.m. at Big Stone Gap Municipal Building
The purpose of the hearing is to give citizens an opportunity to review and discuss preliminary plans for the Shawnee Avenue Bridge Replacement, located over the south fork of Powell River just south of the intersection of Alternate Route 58 and Shawnee Avenue.
VDOT encourages all interested citizens to attend the public hearing. To give citizens more flexibility in their participation in the hearing, there will be no formal presentation. Instead, citizens will be able to review maps, drawings and other materials explaining the proposed project and discuss the plans, tentative construction schedules, property impacts and relocation assistance with VDOT representatives at their convenience anytime between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Also, citizens will have an opportunity to record verbal comments for the official record anytime during the hearing. Written comments will be accepted during the hearing or may be submitted to VDOT by December 21, 2008.
Maps and other materials pertaining to the project are available for review at the VDOT Wise Residency Office, located at 703 Hurricane Road NE in Wise. The materials are also available at the VDOT Bristol District Office, 870 Bonham Road, Bristol, Virginia.
For additional information, or if you require special assistance to participate in the meeting, please call the VDOT Wise Residency Office at (276) 328-9331 or device for hearing impaired (TTY) at 711. (END)
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