Jason Bond 540-387-5493

SAL 68

Oct. 16, 2014


SALEM —The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting for an upcoming project to improve a section of Route 650 (Irisburg Road) in Henry County.

The section of Route 650 (Irisburg Road) starts at 0.062 mile west of Route 1063 (Reynolds Park Drive) and extends 1.419 miles to 0.078 mile west of Route 697 south (Mitchell Road). During the project, a detour for through traffic will be in place for approximately 14 days to install the new culvert at Fall Creek. Local traffic will have access to sections of Route 650 east and west of the crossing at Fall Creek and should use caution in the area.

The proposed project will consist of widening travel lanes with curve widening where required, modifying several sharp horizontal and vertical curves, increasing shoulder width, and installing a culvert and guardrails.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Irisburg Ruritan Club located at 123 Mitchell Road in Axton.

This meeting is being held to provide an opportunity for citizens or organizations to ask VDOT questions about the proposed project and detour.  The meeting will be held in an open-house format with no formal presentation given. VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the proposed project and to answer questions.

Questions about the proposed project may be asked at the meeting or by contacting Mr. Tim Dowdy,  Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 731 Harrison Avenue, Salem, VA 24153.  Questions can also be emailed to  Please reference “Route 650 Project in Henry County” in the subject heading.

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this hearing may contact VDOT at 540-387-5353, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.  

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