Tri-County Parkway Location Study
Three identical public workshops and public hearings were conducted on May 9, 10 and 11, 2005 to share study results and garner public comment on the study and proposed alternatives. Representatives of VDOT and the PB consultant team were available to discuss the DEIS, findings and answer questions.
Presentation boards were used to show the most up-to-date engineering evaluation including a summary of environmental impacts. Comment forms, the latest newsletter and the Civil Rights survey were distributed at registration.
The Federal Highway Administration signs the Final Environmental Impact Statement and issues a Record of Decision.Related links:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Summary of Environmental Impacts
Preliminary Alternatives Citizen Participation Meetings - Complete
Preliminary Alternatives Meetings were held in each of the counties within the study area on December 3, 4 and 13, 2002. Close to 240 citizens attended three meetings. The public was invited to a brief presentation by the Study Team followed by a Question and Answer period. Display Boards detailing the study area, purpose and need, traffic information and the Alternatives Under Study were available for review and comment, while team members circulated to respond to questions.
The three Preliminary Alternatives Meetings provided the public with an opportunity to view seven Build options; No Build; Transportation Systems Management and Mass Transit options that meet the Purpose and Need for this study. These alternatives were developed out of information gathered from the Public Scoping Meetings held in March 2002, past and present studies in the region, county long range plans, and traffic and safety analyses, among other sources. Study team members were in attendance to help the participants understand the alternatives, their advantages and disadvantages. All comments and ideas, written and verbal, were added to the public record and shared with the study team and advisory committees.
These alternatives will be screened through a more detailed environmental and technical analysis during Phase III.
View Candidate Build Alternatives Map (12/10/04)
View Preliminary Alternatives Meeting Presentation
Scoping Meetings Complete
Scoping Meetings were held in each of the counties within the study area on March 19, 20, and 21, 2002. Close to 400 citizens attended three meetings. The public was invited to a brief presentation by the Study Team followed by a Question and Answer period. Display Boards detailing the study area, purpose and need issues, traffic volumes and the study schedule were available for review and comment, while team members circulated to respond to questions.
Three Public Scoping Meetings, one per county, provided the public with the opportunity to view the study goals and to give input on the study purpose and need. The public's participation ensured that the full range of issues was identified in the process. The public was asked to share their ideas, alternatives, concerns, expectations, environmentally sensitive areas, and more. All comments received were added to the public record.