Brittany McBride 757-925-1515
June 15, 2018
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ISSUED FOR SKIFFES CREEK CONNECTOR LOCATION STUDY
Environmental Assessment now available for public review; Public Hearing scheduled July 18
JAMES CITY COUNTY – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have issued an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Skiffes Creek Connector Location Study. The EA was signed and approved for public availability by FHWA on June 13, 2018.
The Skiffes Creek Connector Location Study EA summarizes the environmental impacts of the proposed connectivity improvements between Pocahontas Trail (U.S. Route 60) and Merrimac Trail (State Route 143) in James City County. The Environmental Assessment is available for review on the VDOT website project page, at the VDOT Hampton Roads District Office located at 1700 North Main Street, Suffolk, Va. 23434, and at the VDOT Williamsburg Residency Office located at 4451 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23188.
Findings of the EA, as well as information on the two alternatives retained for analysis, will also be shared with the public during a Location Public Hearing to be held on July 18, 2018, from
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at James River Elementary School, 8901 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Va. 23185.
The July 18 public hearing will feature an open-house format with no formal presentation. VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the study and answer questions. Citizens are also invited to provide written or oral comments at the meeting or submit them by July 28, 2018, to Mr. Scott Smizik, VDOT Project Manager; 1401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. You may also e-mail your comments to Scott.Smizik@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please reference “Skiffes Creek Connector Study” in the subject heading. Comments can also be submitted using an online form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H3L7BYT.
The purpose of the Skiffes Creek Connector is to provide strategic connectivity between U.S. Route 60 and State Route 143 in a manner that improves safety, emergency evacuation, and the movement of goods along the two primary roadways. For more information, visit www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/skiffes_creek.asp
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