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Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
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Oct. 18, 2018



I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan Meeting to be held with Fall Transportation Meeting October 22 in Abingdon

BRISTOL – In conjunction with the regularly scheduled fall transportation meeting for the Bristol District, the third and final meeting in the series to receive input on the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan will be held on October 22 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center located at One Partnership Circle in Abingdon.
Prior to the Interstate 81 meeting, the fall transportation meeting will start at 4 p.m. Attendees can view displays to learn about transportation planning, interact with subject matter experts, and review the proposed local and regional projects that have been submitted for scoring through SMART SCALE, an objective, data-driven prioritization process to score projects according to critical transportation needs.
 
The Interstate 81 meeting will begin at approximately 5 p.m. and will focus on recommended projects and funding sources.  
There will be public comment periods following the 4 p.m. Fall Transportation presentation and the 5 p.m. I-81 study presentation. Individual formal comment will be limited to three minutes.
Feedback will be considered as team members finalize the I-81 corridor study and prepare a draft plan report in the fall. Recommendations will be presented to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) for adoption prior to the opening of the 2019 General Assembly session.
 
For those who cannot attend the meeting, comments can be submitted as follows: 
Fall Transportation Meeting
Meeting materials will be available October 15 at www.ctb.virginia.gov/planning/fallmeetings/
 
The comment period ends on December 13.
 
Highway Comments
VDOT Infrastructure Investment Director,
Mail: 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond VA, 23219
 
Rail and Public Transit Comments
DRPT Public Information Officer
Mail: 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219
 
I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan Meeting
Meeting materials will be available October 18 at www.VA81Corridor.org  
 
The comment period ends on November 30
 
Send comments to Ben Mannell at
 
Mail: 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond VA, 23219
 
 
 
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