Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Jan. 11, 2013

Design public hearing scheduled for Interstate 81 Exit 14, Route 611 (Spring Branch) in Washington County
Dual meetings scheduled for January 31 from 4-6 p.m. at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon

BRISTOL - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold design public hearing in January to show plans for the proposed reconstruction of the Interstate 81 Exit 14 interchange and a section of Route 611 (Spring Branch) in Washington County. 

The public hearings will be held Thursday, January 31 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, One Partnership Circle, Abingdon.

The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review and discuss plans to reconstruct the I-81 Exit 14 interchange, as well as reconstruct a section of Jonesboro Road and Dennison Drive.  The Route 611 (Spring Branch) project will reconstruct a 0.6-mile section of the route, beginning at Route 11 and extending to Route 647 (Old Jonesboro Road). 

Route 611, located off I-81 Exit 13, is the proposed detour for traffic during a portion of the reconstruction of I-81 Exit 14. 

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 by February 17, 2013.

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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