Jason Bond 540-387-5493

SAL 190

May 9, 2011


SALEM— The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing on a proposed project to reconstruct Route 603 (North Fork Road) in Montgomery County.  This project would provide a better connection between Route 11/460 and Interstate 81.   

The purpose of the proposed Ironto/Elliston connector project is to reconstruct Route 603 to current standards to improve safety and capacity.  The proposed project would provide two 12-foot travel lanes with eight-foot shoulders and retaining walls.   

The hearing will be held on Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elliston Volunteer Fire Department located at 5001 Enterprise Drive in Elliston, Va., 24087.

This hearing is being held to provide an opportunity for citizens or organizations to give VDOT input on the proposed project.  The meeting will be held in an open-house format and VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the proposed project and to answer questions.

Written comments about the proposed Ironto/Elliston Connector project may be submitted at the hearing or by mail by May 29, 2011, to Mr. Richard L. Caywood, P.E., P.O. Box 3071, Salem, Va., 24153. You may also email your comments to Please reference “Ironto/Elliston Connector PH Comment” in the subject heading.

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this hearing may contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 540-387-5320.

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