Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Sept. 28, 2015
VDOT HOSTS ROUTE 220 CENTERLINE RUMBLE STRIP PROJECT
SALEM — On Tuesday, October 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting about the proposed centerline rumble strip project on a 4.36-mile segment of Route 220 in northern Botetourt County. The meeting will be held at Eagle Rock Elementary School in Eagle Rock located at 145 Eagle’s Nest Drive.
The project is a short-term safety improvement that will install centerline rumble strips from 0.09 miles north of Route 622 North (Gala Loop Road) to 0.08 miles north of Route 696 (Buhrman Road).
This project is independent of the proposed reconstruction of Route 220 between Eagle Rock and Iron Gate and does not propose to modify or replace any portion of the improvements associated with that project.
A centerline rumble strip is a safety feature installed at or near the center line of a paved roadway to alert inattentive drivers (through vibration and sound) that their vehicles have left the travel lane. For head-on and opposite direction sideswipe collisions, research shows that milled center line rumble strips provide significant reductions in fatal and injury crashes.
This public information meeting is being held to provide an opportunity for citizens to learn more about the proposed project. The meeting will be held in an ‘open-house’ format with a brief presentation taking place at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the proposed project and to answer questions.
The public can review the project information at the meeting or at VDOT’s Salem District Office located at 731 Harrison Avenue, Salem VA, 24153, 540-387-5353, 800-367-7623, TTY/TDD. Please call ahead to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions.
Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact Jay Knight, PE, at 540-387-5353, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.
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