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July 12, 2021



VDOT sets public hearing for two projects: Progress Park Connector, Interstate 77 exit 41 improvements

BRISTOL—This week, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a design public meeting for two projects in Wythe County: construction of the Progress Park Connector and the Interstate 77 exit 41 (Peppers Ferry Road) intersection improvement project.

The open house format public meetings will take place in tandem Thursday, July 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Wytheville Meeting Center, located at 333 Community Boulevard in Wytheville. VDOT will follow all COVID-19 precautions to ensure the health and safety of attendees. The project websites will include the same information, materials and presentations available at the public hearing:

- Progress Park: https://www.VirginiaDOT.org/ProgressParkConnector
- I-77 Exit 41: https://www.VirginiaDOT.org/i77exit41wythecounty

Progress Park Connector
The proposed Progress Park Connector would construct a 2.3-mile two-lane roadway from the intersection of Nye Road to the intersection of Route 792 (E. Lee Trinkle Drive), providing a direct connection to Progress Park industrial area.

Comments regarding the Progress Park Connector can be provided to VDOT until July 25, 2021 via the following methods:
- Call VDOT Project Manager James “Jim” Jones at 276-696-3257.
- Email jamesr.jones@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “Progress Park Connector” in the subject line.
- Online survey from the project web page listed above. Additionally, a PDF comment sheet to print and mail is also provided on the web page.
- Traditional mail to VDOT Project Manager Jim Jones, 870 Bonham Road, Bristol, Virginia 24201.

If you would like a paper copy of the survey mailed or need further special assistance, please reach out to Jones at 276-696-3257, or VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623), or device for hearing impaired (TTY) at 711.

Interstate 77 Exit 41
The proposed I-77 exit 41 interchange improvement project will reconfigure and reconstruct both the I-77 northbound exit 41 loop ramp and entrance ramp to realign with the current connection to Nye Road and Peppers Ferry Road. Additionally, the project will extend the I-77 northbound deceleration lane.
The project is part of the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program, which identified areas of congestion and safety along I-81 as well as areas within close proximity that impact the corridor.
Comments regarding the I-77 exit 41 project can be provided to VDOT until July 25, 2021 via the following methods:
- Call VDOT Project Manager Gene Holley at 276-696-3255.
- Email gene.holley@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “I-77 exit 41” in the subject line.
- Online survey available from the project page listed above. Additionally, a PDF comment sheet to print and mail is also provided on the web page.
- Traditional mail to VDOT Project Manager Gene Holley, 870 Bonham Road, Bristol, Virginia 24201.

If you would like a paper copy of the survey mailed or need further special assistance, please reach out to Holley at 276-696-3255, or VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623), or device for hearing impaired (TTY) at 711. (END)



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