Jason Bond 540-387-5493

Shannon N. Marshall 804-371-6844

SAL 115

May 2, 2018

Study to evaluate improving seven miles of Route 220 corridor in Henry County

SALEM — On Tuesday, May 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a citizen information meeting on the Martinsville Southern Connector Study. The meeting will be held at Magna Vista High School, located at 701 Magna Vista School Road in Ridgeway.

VDOT in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has initiated the Martinsville Southern Connector Study, an Environmental Impact Statement that will evaluate potential alternatives for future improvements along approximately seven miles of the Route 220 corridor in Henry County between the Route 58/Route 220 Bypass and the North Carolina state line.

VDOT will hold the citizen information meeting to introduce the study, gather public comments on transportation issues along the Route 220 corridor and solicit input on environmental resources that may be considered as part of the study.

This Martinsville Southern Connector Study will formally document the transportation needs in the study area and develop a range of reasonable alternatives to address those needs.  The potential environmental impacts of these alternatives will be evaluated as part of the study and a preferred alternative will be identified. 

The citizen information meeting will be in an open-house format with VDOT representatives present to discuss the project and answer questions. A presentation will be given at the meeting at approximately 5 p.m.

Comments may be submitted at the citizen information meeting or until May 18, 2018, by mail to Caleb Parks, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or by e-mail to Please reference “Martinsville Southern Connector Study” in the subject heading.

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

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