Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
July 18, 2013
PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD REGARDING ROUTE 615 DRAINAGE PROJECT IN BATH COUNTY
STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing concerning drainage improvements along Route 615 (Main Street) in Hot Springs, Bath County. The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department, 2670 Main Street, Hot Springs, Va., 24445.
Citizens can come in during the meeting hours and discuss the project on a one-on-one basis with VDOT officials and designers. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting or within 10 days after the meeting date to Shelby Hertzler, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA 24401-9029. Oral comments can be recorded at the meeting with the assistance of a court reporter.
The purpose of this project is to provide an improved storm drainage system to alleviate street flooding in downtown Hot Springs. This project is located at the intersection of Route 615 and Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway) in the town of Hot Springs. It extends about 200 feet west along Route 615, 250 feet east along Route 220 and south to Route 611 (Virginia Avenue).
The proposed drainage system will consist of a storm drain and inlet system to carry stormwater along Route 220, to discharge into Hot Springs Run.
During construction, lane closures will be in effect with signs and flaggers to direct traffic.
The current traffic count on Route 615 is 1,686 vehicles per day. The projected traffic volume for 2037 is 1,897 vehicles per day.
The project is currently funded at $1.1 million including $225,000 for preliminary engineering, $95,000 for right of way, and $780,000 for construction.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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