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Martinsville Southern Connector Study

Project at a Glance
Begin Date
February 2018

Est Completion Date
Early 2021

Preliminary Engineering (NEPA)



Scott Smizik
Media: Shannon Marshall

Take the Survey

Citizen Information Meeting

A citizen information meeting will be held January 23, 2019 at Drewry Mason Elementary from 6-8:00 p.m.

The meeting will introduce the Purpose and Need Statement (which sets the goals for the study) and the alignment options under consideration.

The public comment period will close on February 2, 2019.

Previous Public Meetings

In February 2018, VDOT started a study, called an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), to evaluate potential transportation improvements along the U.S. Route 220 corridor between the U.S. Route 58/220 Bypass and the North Carolina state line.

The Martinsville Connector Study is a first step toward identifying future improvements to the Route 220 corridor within its study limits.  It is a separate analysis than the EIS for the I-73 corridor that was completed in November 2006.

Martinsville Southern Connector Study - Map

The EIS will study the possible impacts to social, economic and natural environmental resources.

Study Coordination

VDOT is conducting the study in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration and will be engaging other state and federal agencies throughout its development.

The Coordination Plan (updated May 10, 2018) is a required document that outlines how cooperating agencies, participating agencies, and the public will be informed of and involved in the study.  Additional public or agency coordination may occur outside of the Coordination Plan and the study schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

Stay Involved

News and Updates

Multiple opportunities for public feedback and involvement in the development of the study will be provided.

Tentative schedule

  • Environmental impact study kickoff with notice in Federal Register  – Feb. 2018
  • Public EIS scoping meetings – May 2018
  • Draft EIS – Late 2019
  • Draft EIS public hearings – Early 2020
  • Final EIS – Early 2021
  • Federal Highway Administration Record of Decision – To be determined
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