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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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March 21, 2013



CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 4, 2013 FOR I-64 EXIT 91 PROJECT IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a pre-construction citizen information meeting regarding work at the Interstate 64, exit 91 interchange.  The meeting will be held on April 4, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Preston L. Yancey Volunteer Fire Department located at 2015 Jefferson Highway, Fishersville, VA 22939.

In September 2012 the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a design-build contract valued at $21,073,00.00 to Shirley Contracting Co. LLC of Lorton for the Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) bridge at the I-64 exit 91 interchange in Augusta County.  

This project is located at the Interstate 64, exit 91 interchange, which is at Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) in Augusta County. Improvements from this project include work to the ramps and shoulder on I-64 and replacing/widening the Route 285 bridge. The project limits on Route 285 extend from 0.70-mile north of I-64 to 0.43-mile south of I-64. Route 285 will have four lanes. Dual turn-lanes and dual receiving lanes will be provided at both I-64 on-ramps. Dual left-turn lanes will be built on Route 636 to accommodate traffic growth from the nearby hospital complex.  

Since September, the project team members have made significant progress on the design of the I-64, Exit 91 interchange improvements and are preparing to start construction in the summer of 2013. Representatives from VDOT, Shirley Contracting Company, and Dewberry will be present at the citizen information meeting to discuss the status of the project and the upcoming construction and maintenance of traffic activities.

Citizens can come in during the meeting hours and discuss the project on a one-on-one basis with VDOT officials and designers.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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