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Michelle Earl 276-669-9999
Michelle.Earl@vdot.virginia.gov

BR-1174

July 29, 2011



Location and design public hearing next week for Route 609 (Hillman Highway) in Washington County
August 4 from 5 - 7 p.m. at VDOT Abingdon Area Headquarters at I-81 Exit 22

BRISTOL - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a public hearing next week to show plans for the proposed reconstruction of a section of Route 609 (Hillman Highway) in Washington County.    

The public hearing will be held Thursday, August 4 from 5 - 7p.m. at VDOT’s Abingdon Area Headquarters, located off Interstate 81 Exit 22 at 14381 Enterprise Road. 

The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review and discuss plans to reconstruct Route 609 (Hillman Highway) from one mile south of Route 704 to Route 704. 

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 5 p.m. and 7 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 (August 14).

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.                

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