Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


May 23, 2011

Location and design public hearing scheduled for Business Route 19 bridge in Town of Lebanon
June 14 from 4-6 p.m. at Town of Lebanon Community Room

BRISTOL - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a public hearing in June to show plans for the proposed replacement of the Business Route 19 bridge over Copper Creek in the Town of Lebanon. 

The public hearing will be held Tuesday, June 14 from 4-6p.m. at the Town of Lebanon Community Room, 52 Gibson Street. 

The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review and discuss plans to replace the Business Route 19 bridge located near Route 71 in Lebanon.  The project also includes pedestrian access improvements on the southbound side of the bridge.      

VDOT is proposing to close the Business Route 19 bridge during construction and detour vehicle traffic using Fincastle Road.  Truck traffic will use Route 19 to detour.  Construction will take approximately two months.  Approval in the form of a resolution from the Town of Lebanon is required for the roadway closure.                

VDOT encourages all interested citizens to attend the public hearing. To give citizens more flexibility in their participation, 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 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 meeting. Written comments will be accepted during the meeting or may be submitted to VDOT within 10 days following the meeting (June 24).

Maps and other materials pertaining to the project are available for review 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 District Office at (276) 669-6151 or device for hearing impaired (TTY) at 711.         (END)

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